Monday, November 15, 2010

Cheese & Garlic Sausage Balls

Garlic Cheese Sausage Balls 2

A few weeks ago there was much discussion on a food board I frequent about sausage balls.

Apparently, these are a party staple in the South. Here, not so much. I mean I have heard of them. I think I've made them at one point a long, long time ago, but it's not usually one of the first things on my appetizer list.

So I read through all the posts on these sausage balls and then I went and did a little Internet search on them. I scanned through a lot of sausage ball recipes and I finally decided that I was going to make up my own dang recipe.

The first thing I noticed was that a lot of the recipes used a whole heckuva lot of Bisquick. I talking cups and cups full. I decided to skip the traditional Bisquick and use Bisquick's Cheese and Garlic Biscuit mix. It's sold in a little pouch near all the other biscuit mixes. I thought this might bring a lot more flavor to these and I was right.

I fiddled about with the recipe and came up with what I think is the perfect biscuit to sausage ratio.

I put a plate of these down on the counter and they were gone in minutes.

I mixed up a little honey mustard sauce for dipping. Just use one part mustard to 2 parts honey. Mix and dip.

If you are pressed for time you could also make these ahead of time, bake them and re-heat.

They really were delicious. How about that....I have my own new recipe to share.

Garlic Cheese Sausage Balls 1

Cheese & Sausage Balls
recipe from Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary
1 (7.75 ounces)package Bisquick Complete Cheese-Garlic Biscuit mix
1 pound ground pork sausage (I used sage flavored)
1 cup sharp shredded cheddar cheese
1 egg
2 tablespoons chopped chives (optional)

Oven to 350.

Let the sausage sit out for a half hour to come to room temperature. This makes it easier to mix. Combine the sausage and biscuit mix. Add in the egg and mix (with your fingers) to combine. Mix in the cheese and chives. Form into walnut size balls and place on a baking sheet lined with no-stick foil. Bake 20 – 25 minutes or until cooked through.

Serve with dipping sauce of your choice.
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