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Grilled Bison & Roasted Vegetable Skewers

Grilled Bison and Vegetable Skewers

1 pound Star B Ranch Lean Ground Buffalo
1/4 cup crumbled crackers (about 6 small squares)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro or Italian parsley
1 egg white, beaten
3 ounces crumble feta cheese
3 tablespoons chopped Kalamata or black olives
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minces
16 2-inch square bell peppers
12 8-inch wooden skewers, soaked in water for 20 minutes
8 skewers of assorted vegetables, basted with flavored olive oil
spicy Orange Barbecue sauce, recipe follows

In medium bowl combine bison, cracker crumbs, cilantro, egg white, feta cheese, olives, salt, cinnamon, black pepper and garlic.  Mix until well blended.  Shape into 8 large meatballs.  To prepare a skewer: alternate 4 bell pepper squares and 2 meatballs per skewer.  Repeat process making 4 skewers.

To barbecue: Allow coals to burn down to ash gray.  Barbecue bison and vegetable skewers for 5 minutes.  Turn, baste bison skewers with spicy barbecue sauce and grill 4-5 minutes longer or until done.  Baste vegetable skewers with flavored oil and grill 5-7 minutes longer or until tender.   Serve.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time:  10-12 minutes

Nutrients per serving: calories 419; protein 34g; carbohydrates 34g; iron 6mg; fat 17g; cholesterol 84mg; sodium 998mg

Spicy Barbecue Sauce
1/4 cup orange marmalade
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon vinegar
In small bowl, mix all ingredients.  Use as basting sauce.

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