smoked venison meatballs in a white bowl with lime slices

Smoked Venison Meatballs

These smoked venison meatballs are the perfect appetizer or protein for a main dish meal. The sweet & spicy glaze is heavenly with the kiss of smoke. 

  • Author: Miss AK
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main/Appetizer
  • Method: Smoker/Pellet Grill
  • Cuisine: Asian Fusion/American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


For the meatballs: 

For the sweet & spicy glaze: 


  1. Preheat your smoker or pellet grill to 225F.
  2. Heat a small pan over medium heat on the stove and add the oil. Once the oil is hot, add the onion and garlic and saute until lightly browned and soft, about 6-8 minutes. 
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the sauteed onions and garlic, venison, egg, almond meal/flour, sriracha, lime juice, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Mix everything together well with your hands or a fork so that the flavors are evenly distributed. 
  4. Line a baking sheet with foil and scoop tablespoon-sized balls of meatball mixture onto the sheet and shape them into balls. I like to use a small cookie scoop. 
  5. Place the baking sheet directly on your smoker and smoke for 30 minutes at 225F.
  6. Bump the heat to 350F* and finish cooking for about 15-20 minutes so that the meatballs are fully cooked.  
  7. When the meatballs are cooked, whisk together the sweet & spicy glaze. Add the meatballs to a bowl and drizzle the glaze all over and toss them to coat. Top with sesame seeds if desired Serve as a protein for a meal or as an appetizer.