Hearty Meatballs

I'm a huge fan of organ meats, it is no secret. They are packed with nutrients and contain a mixed and balanced variety of amino acids to helps us make healthy neurotransmitters. Everyone is better off with healthy neurotransmitters believe me. I'm always trying to think up different ways of incorporating it into my family's diet as not everyone appreciates organs as much as I do. 

My son ran into the kitchen while I was making these and screamed, "BACON! I want bacon!" So that inspired me to add bacon to these meatballs. Everyone loves bacon, unless, well you don't.  

These are made with beef heart which is exceptionally high in CoQ10 a nutrient that does wonders for your own heart.  Beef heart is also a rich source of selenium, thiamine, folate, and B12. Eat up!

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Preheat oven to 400

Ingredients: 

1/2 lb beef heart, chopped into small 1/2" chunks then food processed

1 lb ground water buffalo (use beef or bison, this is what I had!) 

1/2

lb bacon processed with heart

1 tsp sea salt

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp pakrika

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp cumin

2 tsp Italian seasoning  

1 egg

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until they are well combined. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Form small 1" round balls and place on pan. Bake for 20 mins. These will also freeze well.  Enjoy!