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Sausage Balls

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by disco, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have a friend who makes sausage balls by mixing biscuit mix with sausage. The result is very good but quite greasy and mostly just a sausage flavour. I knew I could do better and came up with my own recipe. I was making some chicken thighs for company which I do at a higher heat in my pellet smoker to get a good skin. Why not do the sausage balls at the same time. This was my first attempt at sausage balls on my smoker. I used my OFG Breakfast Sausage but you can use your favourite breakfast sausage.

    I started by mixing the dry ingredients together in a bowl:

    · 170 ml (3/4 cup) of flour
    · 1 ml (1/4 tsp) of salt
    · 1/2 ml (1/8 tsp) of pepper
    · 1 pinch of cayenne
    · 4 ml (3/4 tsp) of baking powder

    I put 25 ml (2 tbsp) of butter into the dry ingredients and cut it in with pastry blender until it is like coarse cornmeal.

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    I made a well in the centre of the mixture and added 50 ml (1/4 cup) of milk with 5 ml (1 tsp) of lemon juice added and stirred until a ball started to form.

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    I added:

    · 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of grated cheddar cheese
    · 300 grams (10.5 ounces) of sausage meat
    · 75 ml (1/3 cup) of finely chopped onion

    I mixed it by folding the mass over and pressing down. Then turned the bowl 1/4 turn and folded and pressed. I did this for about 10 times until it is well mixed.

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    I rolled pieces of the mixture into walnut size balls and put them in a roasting pan.

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    I had my smoker at 400 F and put the balls in.

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    I cooked for 22 minutes.

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    The finished product.

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    The Verdict

    These turned out great! They have a great sausage taste with a cheesy addition. They are not greasy and disappeared quickly after putting them out. Trust me, these are a great appetizer.

    Disco
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Man Disco they look great. I will have to try this.
     
  3. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Adam! I don't think you will be disappointed. I have also increased the cayenne to 1 ml (1/4 tsp) if you like something with a bit of bite!
     
  4. 73saint

    73saint Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Those look so good! I love sausage balls, will absolutely try these!!!
     
  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks! I think you will like them!
     
  6. weev

    weev Smoking Fanatic ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great idea sounds wonderful
     
  7. dcecil

    dcecil Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Those look tasty, Like
     
  8. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you, Sir!
     
  9. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the like!
     
  10. Yikes, they look good! Never had, or even heard of them, but guess what... I'm going to be trying this one! Thanks for sharing!
     
  11. Those look lovely. My mom used to make sausage balls with pork sausage and cheddar, using Bisquick. They were never greasy. Maybe, you just need to drain the sausage after cooking it...lol. I do know that after seeing this post, I'm going to have to make some soon!
     
  12. cal1956

    cal1956 Smoking Fanatic

    looks great but i'm not clear on one thing , did you prefry the sausage before adding them to the mix ?
     
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  13. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Oh man Disco I just saw this...looks like those cheddar garlic biscuits from Red Lobster mixed with sausage! Yum! LIKE!
     
  14. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    D, Nice job they look fantastic , these are going on my list! like
     
  15. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Disco that is a fine looking sausage ball.Consider this recipe stolen Points
    Richie
     
  16. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Master of the Pit

    Those look fantastic Disco, my wife makes something similar using chicken.

    Point for sure.

    Chris
     
  17. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Very cool idea Disco!
    Gonna give it a try for sure!
    Am bookmarking this right now!
    Al
     
  18. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks! They are tasty!
     
  19. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mom's food is always best!
     
  20. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No, you put the sausage in uncooked. The internal temperature of the rolls gets to around 200 F when they are done and they are perfectly safe.
     

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