David Gallimore International Ministries, Inc.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

-Sausage Balls

A staple at my house growing up, at Christmas time, was my mama's sausage balls!
Mine are still not as good as hers, but I try!
She also makes wonderful cheese straws, but I have to admit, I've still not mastered those!

Note:  This recipe is for 1 batch.  I like to work with 1 batch at a time, so much easier to mix.
I usually make 2 batches each time I bake these.

Sausage Balls

 

-1 pound Jimmy Dean Sausage  (I use Regular or mild) 
-2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese  (buy already shredded, a big time saver!)  
-1 cup Bisquick baking mix  (you can always add more if you like, up to 2 cups)
-Thin disposable gloves, make sure without powder


Preheat oven to 375°.   In a large mixing bowl, mix together sausage and cheese.  Mix with your hands, I like to use gloves because I hate the feeling of sausage under my nails, not very sanitary also.  After sausage and cheese are mixed together, add bisquick and mix well.  Roll into small sausage balls and place on a baking sheet.  Try to make sure the sausage balls are near the same size, so they will cook well.  Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.  When I take them out of the oven, I like to place on a baking sheet lined with paper towels, to help drain some of the grease off.

Note:  If you like sausage balls with a little "kick," you could use 1 pound mild sausage and 1 pound hot sausage.  Mix the 2 sausages together well.  Mix with 4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese and 2 cups bisquick (up to 4 cups, if you like more bisquick).