I love sheet pan meals because they're usually incredibly easy to put together and take minimal effort (my kind of meal!). Basically, a meal that you can put together on a sheet pan, stick in the oven to cook and BAM it’s done…you have a whole meal.
Meatballs are a great easy meal and I love making them with beef or...elk (my husband is a hunter and we usually have the freezer stocked with elk and deer). I love using elk/deer for recipes because it's iron rich, very lean (more iron and less fat than beef) and it's actually really good (IF you cook it the right way).
This meal was easy to put together and pretty fast. Best of all, it tasted great and was easy to put in containers to take to work with me for lunch over the next few days! You’ll want to try this one out, promise.
Sheet Pan Meatballs and Sweet Potato Fries
1 lb. ground elk or ground beef
2 tsp. parsley flakes
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
Dash of salt (optional)
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
Sweet Potato Fries
1 medium sweet potato
1-2 tsp. parsley flakes
2 tsp. garlic powder
Dash of pepper
2-3 tsp. dried rosemary
3 Tbsp. shredded parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Place ground elk/beef (defrosted) in a large bowl and add egg, parsley, garlic salt, pepper and salt
Mix egg and seasonings into the elk
Add BBQ sauce and mix until thoroughly incorporated into the meat
Form meat into small-medium sized meatballs and place on a sheet pan sprayed with olive oil/cooking spray
Chop up sweet potatoes into long wedges
Place sweet potatoes on empty part of the sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil
Sprinkle parsley, garlic powder, pepper and rosemary into fries and toss to coat
Sprinkle sweet potatoes with Parmesan cheese
Place in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until sweet potatoes are starting to brown and meatballs are cooked through
Take out to cool and enjoy!