Cookbook:Bison Meatballs Baked in Hoisin Sauce (Marvin)

Bison Meatballs Baked in Hoisin Sauce (Marvin)
Category Bison recipes
Servings 4
Time 1 hour

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | United States | Meat | Bison

Marvins are a quick and tasty variation on the meatball.


Serves 4.


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Oil the bottom of a 9x12 inch Pyrex cooking pan.
  3. Thinly slice the onion to create long thin slices.
  4. Mince the garlic.
  5. Microwave the onion slices and garlic on high for 5 minutes.
  6. Grind the cumin, coriander, peppercorns, cloves and salt using a mortar and pestle.
  7. Julienne the basil.
  8. Roughly mix the softened onions and garlic, bison, rice, spice grind, fish sauce and basil.
  9. Shape the meat mixture into tapered cylinders (similar to small sweet potatoes) and place into the cooking pan. The Marvins should be about 1-1/4 inch diameter in the middle and 5 inches long.
  10. Coat the Marvins with hoisin sauce.
  11. Cook for 20-25 minutes.

Notes, tips, and variationsEdit

  • Roll up in a warmed mooshi pancake with fresh cilantro or serve with a coconut milk based curry sauce and rice.


  • Always follow safe handling guidelines when using raw meat.