Sausage Balls with Dipping Sauce Recipe

Sausage Balls with Dipping Sauce Recipe

 

 

During the holiday season every year, I get many requests from family and friends for my sausage balls. It never ceases to amaze me how much people like these little  hors d’oeuvres. I have even been told that I could  market and sell these things! Really?

When I first made these, I was married at the time. It was January, and the biggest snow storm in ten years had just clobbered us. There was no going anywhere, so we were stuck inside our house. For 3 days we pretty much survived on sausage balls. It was one of those lifetime culinary events that I will always remember.

If you like simple and easy, this is for you. Three ingredients. That’s it. Mix, shape and cook, and you have piping hot sausage balls. I have tried other recipes for these, and I believe I know why mine are better. Most people try to incorporate too much biscuit mix into the recipe. The result is a very dry product that tastes kind of dusty. Really the only purpose of the biscuit mix is to hold everything together. So, for the best flavor, only use what is necessary.

I have included a dipping sauce that is absolutely optional, but adds a little zing to the overall taste. Horseradish works surprisingly well with the sausage, and cuts some of the fat. However, these little guys can very easily stand on their own.

Great for cocktail parties, snacks and as appetizers, these can also be frozen for later use. Plus, they are pretty good survival food! Enjoy!

 

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Sausage Balls with Dipping Sauce Recipe

Sausage balls with a horseradish dipping sauce.
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sausage Balls

Ingredients

For the Sausage Balls

  • 2 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 1 Pound Breakfast Sausage
  • 1 Cup Bisquit Mix
  • Parchment Paper

For the Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonaise
  • 1/4 Cup Prepared Horseradish Sauce
  • 1 Dash Worestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Fresh chives cut for garnish

Instructions

For the Sausage Balls

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Allow cheese to come to room temperature before grating. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine cheese and sausage. Add the biscuit mix a little at a time, and thoroughly mix. You can do this by hand, or use a mixer with a dough hook. Form into 1 inch balls, and bake 12 minutes or until nice and brown.

For the Dipping Sauce

  • Wisk all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl until smooth. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before use.

Notes

I think you know the biscuit mix I am referring to here, but if not contact me and I will tell you.
You may have to use more than one baking sheet if you are making a large batch.
These can be brought back to form by zapping them in a microwave for about twenty seconds.
If you like things a little spicy, use hot breakfast sausage.

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