Ostrich Meatballs

$19.95 USD

Frozen & ready to cook, our Homestyle Ostrich Meatballs are the easiest way to enjoy The Healthy Red Meat. These savory, tender meatballs are perfect for pasta dishes, soups, Swedish meatballs, and more!
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American Ostrich Farms

DISCOVER OSTRICH MEATBALLS

Made with ground ostrich steak, gluten-free bread crumbs, egg, and AOF's signature seasoning blend, our homestyle meatballs are tender, savory & a guilt-free alternative to the highly processed options sold in stores.  Enjoy ostrich meatballs in your favorite pasta dish, soup, or simply enjoy them on their own.  Flash frozen & ready to cook, each 12-oz package contains four servings.

Cooking Instructions:  Prepare from frozen (do not thaw).  Preheat oven to 400 F.  Arrange meatballs in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or foil.  Bake 18-20 minutes, or until meatballs are golden brown and reach an internal temperature of 160F.  Meatballs can also be sautéed in olive oil or butter, or simmered in your favorite sauce. 

American Ostrich Farms

SIGNATURE RECIPE

Ostrich, Gluten Free Bread Crumbs (rice flour, corn starch, tapioca starch, water, canola oil, rice starch, eggs, salt, granulated garlic, honey, natural flavor, xanthan gum, onion powder, dry yeast, cellulose gum, parsley flakes, black pepper, corn fiber, ground turmeric, yeast extract, dried oregano), Eggs, Seasoning Blend [Worcestershire sauce powder (distilled vinegar, molasses, maltodextrin), corn syrup, salt, caramel color, garlic powder, sugar, spices, tamarind, natural flavor, sulfiting agents), cheddar cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes), organic tamari powder (organic soybeans, salt, organic maltodextrin), onion powder, black pepper, garlic, sea salt, dried porcini mushrooms], Dried Parsley.  

* ALLERGEN INFORMATION:  Contains milk, soy, egg.  During preparation and packaging product may come into contact with wheat, tree nuts, peanuts.

American Ostrich Farms

PACKAGED WITH CARE

Many of our first time customers have never had meat shipped directly to their door. These are some of the most common questions we receive about shipping.

Is the meat frozen?
Our meats are flash-frozen immediately after harvest and remain 100% airtight in a state of deep freeze until shipment, at which time they are carefully packaged with sufficient dry ice and renewable insulation to maintain our very high standards of food safety during shipment.

We calculate the amount of dry ice and insulation to use in every package based on the shipping address, shipping service, and the weather likely to be experienced en route to your door.

What if my meat thaws in transit?
While we strive to ensure every order arrives fully frozen, carrier delays do happen. The important thing to remember is that upon arrival, as long as the meat is still cold to the touch, it is perfectly safe and appropriate to put right into your freezer, or fully thaw to cook.

SAFE HANDLING

Buying frozen meat means you will have the extra step of thawing your meat but we promise, thawing ostrich is easy! The three options below are the safest, easiest methods to get fresh meat from the freezer to your plate.

  • Pull your meatballs out of the freezer a day ahead of time and give them at least 24 hours in your refrigerator. A full package should take no longer than a day to fully thaw. Once thawed, meat is safe to use for at least 5 days.
  • Craving ostrich but forgot to pull it out to thaw? Thawing in cold water is much faster than the refrigerator, but requires more attention. This method requires a waterproof package or bag to keep water out of your meat. Once thawed, it is recommended that the meat be used right away and not refrozen prior to cooking.
  • While we don't recommend it, thawing in the microwave might be your best option if you're in pinch, as it's the fastest thawing method there is. Always cook immediately after thawing and do not refreeze prior to cooking.

HEALTHY RED MEAT, WITH WINGS!

The Healthiest Red Meat

Ostrich is higher in protein and iron than beef, and lower in fat and cholesterol than any other traditional animal protein.

The Highest Quality

All of our ostrich meat comes from 100% whole muscle cuts, with absolutely nothing added. Every package of ostrich meat is USDA inspected and flash-frozen at peak freshness.

All-American & Sustainable

Every ostrich is ethically raised, humanely harvested, and packaged on our environmentally sustainable farm in Idaho.

BETTER FOR YOU AND THE PLANET

Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. 

American Ostrich Farms

A BETTER OPTION

Raising ostriches requires 1/3 the fresh water, 1/50th the land, and generates 1/10th the greenhouse gas emissions of cattle.

American Ostrich Farms

ECO-FRIENDLY FARM

Our water-wise facilities, locally sourced feed, and systems to convert waste into chemical-free compost are just a few of the ways we conserve resources.

American Ostrich Farms

NET ZERO IMPACT

We utilize every possible byproduct and are continually looking for innovative ways to achieve a net-zero impact on the environment.

American Ostrich Farms

ALWAYS HUMANE

We go to great lengths to ensure our flock is healthy, happy, and humanely handled from hatch to harvest.