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Sausage Balls

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Sausage Balls
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Sausage Balls

A delicious hot appetizer that is sure to spice up your Appetizer Plate. The depth of flavor comes from Worcestershire mixed in with the Cheddar.
Difficulty: Easy
Cuisine American
Keyword Appetizers, Pork
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chill 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Equipment

  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Baking Sheet

INGREDIENTS 

  • ½ lb. Sausage - raw – bulk or links
  • ½ lb. Cheddar Cheese - shredded
  • 6 oz. AP Flour - BY WEIGHT
  • 1 ½ tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 ½ tsp. Poultry Seasoning
  • ¼ tsp. Black Pepper - to taste
  • tsp. Cayenne Pepper - optional
  • 1 ¼ oz. Butter
  • 3 oz. Worcestershire Sauce

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Heat the oven to 350° F.
  • Shred the cheese, and break up the raw sausage into smaller pieces. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, poultry seasoning, and pepper until well combined.
  • Cut the butter into small pieces and rub it in with your fingers until the mixture is uniform with no visible bits of butter.
  • If using sausage links, slice them open lengthwise and remove the casing.
  • Add the raw sausage and toss all the ingredients together lightly, then pour the Worcestershire evenly over the mixture.
  • Using your clean hands, mix until evenly moistened and combined. The mix should hold together in a ball.
  • Roll into 1/2 or 1 Tablespoon balls (makes 2 – 4 dozen).
  • Optional: To keep the sausage balls as round as possible, freeze the trays for 45 minutes.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, rotating the pans after 15 minutes.
  • Balls are done when they are a bit crisp on the bottom, the tops are golden brown, and they are firm with an internal temp of 145° F.
  • Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.

Notes

Use Hot Sausage or add Cayenne Pepper for extra zip.

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