Guest Chefs: Well for Culture
MANOOMIN ELK MEATBALLS
Manoomin Elk Meatballs are a hybridized modern recipe for the carnivorous types who love wild game. Elk has been a long time staple food for many different tribes across Turtle Island. Manoomin (Wild Rice) has a been at the center of the Ojibwe food culture since time immemorial. Now you can enjoy both of these highly nutritious foods in one meal packed with ancestral flavors. Food is our medicine.
1/2 lb of Elk Meat (or any other wild game)
1 cup of cooked Ojibwe Wild Rice
1 organic free-range egg
1/8th cup of minced garlic
Organic ground pepper
1/8th cup of minced red onions
Preheat oven to 400˚F and coat baking sheet with olive oil. In a large bowl mix all the ingredients together and shape into 1/1/2 inch meatballs. Place them about 1 inch apart and bake for 18-25 mins util they're no longer pink in the middle. After they're done cooking top them with organic pumpkin seeds and a little more pepper if you like. This makes about 8 meatballs. Total cook and prep time is 30 mins.
Try serving these with a dark leafy green salad like dandelion greens or lacinto kale for added fiber, vitamins and minerals. and slices of avocados on the side.
NUTRIENTS FROM ELK MEAT
monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats
NUTRIENTS FROM OJIBWE WILDRICE
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