Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Mmmmm, Mmmmm, good! Every fall these sausage balls find their way back into our lives. So quick and easy! A perfect Saturday afternoon football snack. They even reheat well for breakfast the next day. You can't beat that!
Over the last few months I have been reading labels and trying to eliminate high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils from our diet to become a little bit healthier. Wow those two ingredients are in everything! I bet you are scratching your head and thinking sausage balls and healthier lifestyle in the same post, really!?! I know I know! I could argue that while high in fat sausage and cheese are real foods :-). Anyways, every little change counts, right? So I was really shocked to see that Bisquick has partially hydrogenated soybean oil and/or cottonseed oil. REALLY???? Why? All in the name of shelf life I suppose. So in the future I will be reading up on how to make my own biscuit mix. If you have a recipe for homemade biscuit mix PLEASE email me! I beg you :-)!
In the meantime here is the classic sausage ball recipe.
Here's what you'll need:
1 pound of your favorite ground sausage. We like it hot.
3 cups of Bisquick (in the future homemade biscuit mix)
2 cups of grated cheddar cheese
Optional add in - 1 can diced green chilies or diced jalapenos
Throw all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them together with your hands.
Roll pecan size balls and place on a lightly greased baking pan.
Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool slightly and dig in!