Breakfast Sausage Balls ~ Recipe

I am picky when it comes to sausage balls.  I always try them at gatherings, but something about them bothers me.  Maybe it’s the sausage.  Maybe it’s the general combination of ingredients.  I don’t know.  I happened upon the Satisfying Eats blog earlier this week and found this recipe. They smell wonderful when baking and taste pretty good, too.  They’re grain-free, so you have meat, cheese, and seasonings.  That’s it.  I combined ground pork breakfast sausage with lean ground beef and used chili powder instead of red pepper flakes.  I sort of halved the recipe for this experiment.  The toddler ate a few bites, and the hubby thought something was missing, but he said they were good. We’ll reheat them tomorrow, and I think they may be even better.  I recommend keeping them on the smaller side, about a tablespoon in size, and definitely line your pan with foil.

Here’s the link to the original post from Satisfying Eats. (She has a picture!  Mine were unimpressive to say the least.)

Easy Sausage Ball Recipe
Makes 48-50 small breakfast balls

2 pound ground pork breakfast sausage
1 pound ground meat (beef, chicken, turkey)
3 eggs
2 tablespoons of dried onion flakes
1/4-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 pound shredded cheese (I usually use sharp Cheddar, get the good stuff)

  1. Mix meat and eggs together.
  2. Add seasonings.
  3. Mix in cheese.
  4. Use small scoop and place on foil lined baking pan (or measure 1 tbsp amount and roll into ball).
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until slightly brown.

Store in refrigerator and reheat in microwave for 45-60 seconds.

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