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Mozzarella-Stuffed Italian Elk Meatballs

Mozzarella-Stuffed Italian Elk Meatballs

Prep Time - 15 minutes
Cook Time - 25 minutes


  • 1 pound Ground Elk Burger
  • ½ tsp Fennel
  • ½ tsp Oregano
  • ½ tsp Sage
  • ½ tsp Marjoram
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Kosher Salt
  • ½ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Red Chili Flakes Optional
  • 1 Red Onion Diced
  • 6-7 Bocconcini Mozzarella Balls
  • 1 Egg
  • ¾ cup Bread Crumbs
  • 16 ounces Water
  • 2 cups Red Pasta Sauce Your choice


  • Combine all 8 spices with ground elk and mix together with onion. Take a handful of ground elk meat and begin to form a medium meatball that fits in the palm of your hand. Add 1 bocconcini to the center and continue to pack meat around the cheese until you have a meatball. Repeat until done, approx. 15 meatballs.
    Using a non-stick CanCooker JR or Companion. Place meatballs on bottom and add pasta sauce. Place CanCooker onto a burner using medium low heat and heat until steaming.
    Cook for 20-25 minutes.
    Serve elk meatballs in a bowl with pasta sauce and garnish with fresh grated cheese or serve over pasta with a salad.


  • Perfect Addition – I serve this with a veggie and mashed potatoes. To change it up sometimes I change to venison for some variety with meal time.

  • I don’t understand recipe it saw 16 oz water, 2 cups pasta sauce. But then in the directions it just says pasta sauce ….so my question is do you use both water and pasta sauce

    • Hi Donna,
      Thank you for reaching out us and letting us know that the recipe is confusing. We will make changes to the recipe and will update it on our website. Thanks again.

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