It’s football season y’all which also means tailgating! For me that means good food, fun with friends and watching men play around on the field.
Last Sunday I had a couple of friends over to watch my favorite team get annihilated. Thank goodness we had good food to munch on or else it would have been like a funeral up in my place. In between bouts of screaming we ate Creamy Queso Dip, Cream Cheese covered in Pineapple Coconut Mango Tequila Sauce, my favorite chicken wings using the same sauce and these Sausage Balls.
Now I’m trying to stay off carbs and processed foods, but for the first football game for my team I had to cheat a little bit. Right?! I did try to go a little healthier with no cholesterol chips and no Bisquick in these sausage balls. These little bites of deliciousness are good for an appetizer, breakfast, snack or any meal. They are super easy to make and taste great. I’ll definitely be adding them to my party menu.
1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb Jimmy Dean pork sausage, reduced fat
1 Tbsp Dried Minced onions
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 C sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Prepare baking pan by placing foil on two cookie sheets and spraying with Pam spray.
In a medium mixing bowl, add ground beef, pork and egg. Mix together until ingredients are combined.
Add in minced onions, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Mix together.
Add in cheese and mix to combine.
Use a cookie scoop and form uniform balls. Place on the cookie sheets about an inch apart. Bake for 25-27 minutes.
Take out of the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Place on a cooling rack and serve warm or room temperature.
Makes around 24 large balls