About this recipe: A rich combination of red wine and venison brings a luxurious, low-fat twist to the ever-popular dish of spaghetti and meatballs. This goes down well at family gatherings and informal dinner parties.
Use minced turkey instead of minced venison in the meatballs, and dry white wine instead of red wine in the sauce. * Lean minced beef or pork, or a combination of the two, can be used instead of venison. * Serve spinach tagliatelle or a combination of green and white paglia e fieno (mixed spinach and egg noodles) instead of spaghetti.
Venison is a good alternative to beef: it is exceptionally low in fat compared to other red meats, but still provides useful amounts of iron and B vitamins. Venison contains slightly less fat than uncooked skinless chicken breast – 1.1 g fat per 100 g (3½ oz) compared to 1.6 g fat.
copper, iron * A, B6, B12, C, niacin, potassium, zinc * B1, B2, E, folate
I made the sauce for this tonight and it was delicious. Venison meatballs were on offer in Lidl and searching for a recipe to make with them turned this up. We really enjoyed it and had it with tagliatelle. - 27 Oct 2014