Sausage balls without Bisquick
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
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Serves: 40-45 balls
Here in The South, it just isn't Christmas morning without a pile of sausage balls. No need for chemical-laden Bisquick!
  • 2 cups flour (300g)
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder (30g)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (5g)
  • 5 tablespoons cold butter (75g) (preferably unsalted)
  • 1 pound breakfast sausage (450g) (Neese's if you can get it!)
  • 1 pound shredded sharp cheddar cheese (450g)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 (180 C, gas mark 4)
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a food processor. Run for 15-20 seconds to fully mix them together.
  3. Cut the butter into small pieces and drop it in evenly around the processor bowl. Run the processor for 30-45 seconds, until the mixture resembles cornmeal. Pour into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the sausage a little at a time, tossing it around in the flour as you go. Otherwise you will have a heck of a time getting everything mixed in, as this is a very stiff dough.
  5. Add the cheese and mix well.
  6. Form the dough into 1 ounce balls (slightly smaller than a ping pong) and place them onto two cookie sheets. If you line with non-stick foil you'll have zero clean up.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned. Place them on a rack just until they are cool enough not to burn the bujeezus out of you. They are fine at room temperature but divine when they are still warm.
  8. Making the actual balls takes most of the 30 minutes - the mixing is quick!
  9. Makes 40- 45 1 ounce sausage balls
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