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sausage balls

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by punkture, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. punkture

    punkture

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    this time of year makes me crave sausage balls. no special recipe here, just 1c. hot jimmy dean sausage, 1c. cheddar cheese, and 3c. bisquick. i add some cayenne pepper to mine and i like em big, so a batch for me only makes about 30. i made two batches today. :tree: MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
     
  2. JMag

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    We used that recipe yesterday...they were a tad dry. I'm not sure if it was a poor quality cheese or too much Bisquick. I would have thought the sausage would have kept them a bit moister.
     

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    I grew up eating sausage balls at Christmas also-must be a Mississippi thang! My loving wife makes them for me every Christmas.
     
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    where the guy was complaining that the sausage was so low fat he did not have enough grease to cook his eggs.

    Lately I find Bob Evans to be the best "brand".
     
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    I made them this year after seeing them on Paula Dean. I used 2 pounds of sausage and 3 cups of Bisquick.and the cheese. Too much Bisquick. Not all of it would mix in.
     
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    How about a real recipe with technique thrown in? Mix all this stuff up together???
     
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    This is my recipe, slightly different than the original posted.

    1 lb. breakfast sausage
    1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
    1 1/2 c. Bisquick

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    In a large bowl combine all ingedients. Make sure they are mixed together well.

    Roll the sausage mix into balls approx 1 1/2" to 2".

    Place sausage balls on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20 until brown.
     
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    Made some myself for Christmas so maybe it is a Mississippi thang.

    The old "official" recipe is 1-2-3:

    1 lb of hot sausage
    2 cups sharp Cracker Barrel cheese (grated, room temperature)
    3 cups of Bisquick mix

    It does get hard to mix. Do it by hand in a big bowl. It will take 30 minutes to mix it well.

    Roll into balls about 1-1/4 inch or so.

    Put on cookie sheet.

    Bake around 400 degrees for about 25 minutes (until they are brown.)

    None of this is really critical.

    I like yellow mustard on them.
     
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    Maybe it's

    1 cup cheese
    2 lbs of hot sausage
    3 cups Bisquick

    ??? should be easier to mix then. (See post above that gave 2 lbs of sausage/3 cups Bisquick and some unspecified amount of cheese.)
     
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    Looks Yummie but I can't do too much cheese.

    I like dipping them in Spicy Brown Mustard or Shrimp sauce.

    Too little fat in the pork or cooking just a minute too long can make pork dry.

    I use cheese food (CheezWhiz) in place of brick cheese, a bit salty though. :thumbsup: :supergrin:
     
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    I LOVE sausage balls. Been a long time since I made any...because I will polish off the whole batch in a snap :supergrin: