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Sour Cherry Elk Meatballs - Lean elk pairs beautifully with sour cherries and rich balsamic reduction. Served alone, on a salad or with veggies it is a delicious and easy meal! -

Sour Cherry Elk Meatballs – AIP Recipe

  • Author: Holley -
  • Total Time: 25-35 min
  • Yield: 15 two-inch meatballs 1x


Lean elk pairs beautifully with sour cherries & rich balsamic reduction. They smell & taste amazing!



Balsamic Reduction

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

Meat Balls

  • 1lb ground elk meat
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup dried sour cherries
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar


Balsamic Reduction

  1. Bring 1 cup of balsamic vinegar to a boil and then reduce and a simmer 20-35 min.
  2. Careful not to burn the balsamic vinegar while reducing, you should have 1/4 cup of reduction.

Meat Balls

  1. Combine all ingredients mixing well.
  2. Form into 2 inch balls (they shrink down as they cook, I would make approx 15).
  3. Bake in the oven at 350F for 35 minutes (internal temperature of 130-140 F much more and they will be dry because elk is such a lean meat).
  4. Drizzle reduction over top.
  • Method: Oven
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