This is not your typical sausage ball. In fact, I was concerned I had the recipe wrong because 't look like enough Bisquik. I double-checked to be sure. My grocery store was sold out of the regular Bisquik, so I used the Heart Healthy. I always use Jimmy Dean sausage because there is very little fat. And, I grated my own cheddar cheese to save a little money. Tips for success, besides using a quality sausage, would be to THOROUGHLY hand-mix the Bisquik into the raw sausage, getting it as crumbly as possible. I never looked well-blended, no matter how long I worked it... but, in the end, it really didn't make any difference. I added the cheese to the meat mixture and did my best to mix well. I did nothing to alter the original recipe, but found that my sausage balls (just slightly bigger than bite-sized) required 12 minutes cooking time to get them golden brown. I cooked on parchment paper, and cooled on racks. Expecting some grease to drip off, I placed a paper towel under the cooling racks, but this was never a problem. What little bit of greased existed came from the cheese and stayed on the parchment paper. My hubby rates these as the best sausage balls he's ever tasted, and he's eaten these his entire life. Cold or hot, these are tasty, meaty, and not doughy like the other versions. A definite keeper!!!
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This is not your typical sausage ball. In fact, I was concerned I had the recipe wrong...