1lb ground bison (makes 12 meatballs, I had 2lbs because the way my kids' appetites are set up-it's needed)
1 red onion
1 tbspn of thyme
1 tbspn of basil
1 tbspn of brown sugar
1 tbspn of oregano
1 tsp of smoked paprika
1 tsp salt (I use sea salt)
1 tsp of cumin
1 tsp of pepper
1 clove of garlic (chopped)
1-2 packages of Uncle Bens Jasmine Ready Rice
2-3 tablespoons of Kerry Gold garlic and herb butter
2 -3 cups of baby spinach
Salt & pepper for seasoning
Mix everything together in a bowl and scoop out meat to make medium sized meatballs (of course you can make them as big as you would like)
I like to use a muffin pan for my meatballs (spray with olive oil cooking spray) , this way the shape holds and all the juices stay contained in the individual cups!
Bake for 15-20 min. At the 15 min mark I added gruyère cheese on top and back in until it melted.
Add the rice and butter to the skillet and then add the spinach.
Mix around with a spatula until spinach is wilted and done. Then season with salt & pepper to taste.
Plate and serve!