Monday, August 27, 2012

Sausage Balls

Happy Monday Morning Everyone! I hope you all had an excellent weekend. I thought to start the week off we could do a recipe for some good ole' sausage balls. These can be made as breakfast or as an appetizer at a party. They are also excellent re-heated the next day. This is a great recipe to keep in your recipe box, it makes about 30 sausage balls. :)

1 pound ground breakfast sausage, uncooked
2 cups Bisquick
2 cups shredded cheese (I usually use cheddar or colby jack, but you can use whatever you want)
optional: 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature

Tip: The cream cheese is optional but definitely makes your sausage balls smoother and more moist. I would definitely recommend it! If you need to get your cream cheese to room temperature in a hurry, just heat it in the microwave for about 15-30 seconds.

To start off, pre-heat your oven to 350°. Combine your cream cheese and Bisquick in a mixing bowl (your mixture will be lumpy and dry). Next, add in your cheese and mix thoroughly. Finally fold in your sausage. The best way I have found to do this is to mix everything with my hands until everything is incorporated. It's a little messy but it works. Here is what your mixture should look like:

Next, drop your mixture into rounded balls onto a baking sheet. I just grabbed it with my hands and eye-balled it since they were already messy BUT this can also be done with a spoon. Here is what your sausage balls will look like before they go into the oven:
Bake your sausage balls for 20-25 minutes. You will know they are done when the tops are slightly browned. Here is your final product:


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