SAUSAGE BALLS. Just typing it, there’s something so deliciously dirty about this recipe. And by deliciously dirty, I mean unhealthy and greasy in every possible way. I don’t remember the first time my mom made these, but they are a staple in our house around the holidays. They’re easy to make and the batch is huge, so leftovers last for a couple of days (if you have self control and don’t eat all of them right out of the oven). These were a great way to start our stream marathon on Monday. There are several different recipes out there, here’s the one I use.
1 lb spicy breakfast sausage
2 cups of Bisquick (I don’t normally keep Bisquick in the house. Although the properties aren’t the same, I’ve never had a problem subbing for flour).
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat your oven to 350. Take all of the sausage and 1 cup of Bisquick and cheese and dump in a large mixing bowl. Mix with your hands until incorporated, then add the last cup of Bisquick and cheese and keep mixing. There will be several points where you are not going to trust the sausage to cheese to Bisquick ratio, it just seems like there is way too much Bisquick…. but stick with it and eventually it will work itself in.
Form the mixture into balls. Aim for them to be about the size of golf balls. Stick them on a pain and then pop them in the oven for 20-25 minutes. When they’ve got a nice crisp to them, pull them out and try to let them cool before you start shoveling them into your mouth.
Personally I like them as is, but I’ve had them with mustard and with maple syrup and both are pretty tasty. Enjoy!