Sunday, February 12, 2017

Non Traditional Valentine's Day Gift

My husband and I don't really exchange Valentine's Day gifts, per say.  I normally try to bake him something.
This year I decided to bake him sausage balls.  He loves them and I rarely make them.  Since they freeze well, I mixed up a double batch and put some in the freezer.

The recipe is super simple.  I do not make them low fat or use any variations in them.  They literally have 3 ingredients.
For one batch I use:
1 lb. of bulk pork sausage
1 lb. of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3 cups of Bisquick  (You can use homemade, but I have found they spread slightly more. Still tasty though.)

Preheat your oven to 350F.

Fry your sausage in a large frying pan.  Do not drain.  Add the shredded cheese and stir until melted.

Stir into the 3 cups of Bisquick.

I use a tablespoon measure for each sausage ball.  I have seen some that call for teaspoon sized, but my family prefers them a little bulkier.

 I bake them on ungreased sheets for about 15 minutes.  From a double batch I end up with around 100 "balls."


   

2 comments:

  1. I've never seen a recipe for sausage balls that calls for cooking the sausage first. I love that idea! This is such a great idea. Thank you for posting this. :)

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    1. You're welcome. I have seen a lot of recipes that call for raw sausage, too. I don't know where I got the original from, but I have made them this way for over 20 years. They're usually a hit everywhere I take them. I think the most I've ever made at a time was 10 batches for a wedding.

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