Honey Buffalo Smoked Wild Hog Meatballs

Wild hog smoked meatballs

These honey buffalo meatballs are spicy with a big kick. They go great using wild hog meat but you can swap out virtually any other game meat. If I’m not serving these as an appetizer, they go great over rice.


  • 1 pound ground wild hog
  • ½ cup plain panko
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (plus more to garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg

For the Sauce

  • ¾ to 1 cup buffalo sauce (use one cup for ?)
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons butter (cut into pieces)


  1. Preheat smoker to 250 degrees F
  2. Mix the wild hog, panko, parsley, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepped and one egg in a large bowl. Form into equal sized meatballs using an ice cream scooper.
  3. Place the meatballs into a well seasoned cast iron skillet
  4. Whisk the buffalo and honey together in a small bowl. Pour over meatballs then add in butter pieces all around the skillet.
  5. Cook for 1-1.5 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
  6. Once the meatballs have reached an internal temperature of 160 degrees remove them from the grill and garnish them with sesame seeds and green onions. Serve with toothpicks for an appetizer or over rice for a meal