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Welcome to our kitchen at The Sauce and Gravy Channel, where I, Johnny Mac, will show you how to make mouthwatering sausage balls. This recipe is perfect for parties and comes with four fantastic dipping sauces. So let’s dive in and get cooking!
The Perfect Sausage Balls
To start, gather your ingredients. You’ll need an 8-ounce block of sharp cheddar cheese and 2 cups of biscuit mix. Add the shredded cheese and biscuit mix to a bowl and mix them together. Next, add half a tablespoon of garlic powder and two tablespoons of chives. If you have fresh chives, feel free to use those instead.
Now it’s time for the star of the show – the ground sausage. Use one pound of mild breakfast sausage and break it up into small bits. Incorporate the sausage into the cheese and biscuit mixture, using your hands to thoroughly combine everything. Add a tablespoon of milk and continue mixing until a solid ball forms.
Once the mixture is ready, it’s time to shape the sausage balls. Use your hands or an ice cream scoop to form golf ball-sized balls. Place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 30 minutes, or until they are fully cooked through.
Four Irresistible Dipping Sauces
Now that your sausage balls are in the oven, let’s whip up some delectable dipping sauces to accompany them.
Sweet and Spicy Ketchup
In a mixing bowl, combine one cup of ketchup, one tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, half a tablespoon of ground horseradish, one tablespoon of light brown sugar, a quarter teaspoon each of ground mustard, paprika, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. Mix everything together well, making sure to dissolve the brown sugar. Adjust the sweetness and spiciness to your liking. This sweet and spicy ketchup dipping sauce is bound to be a hit!
Creamy Sweet Chili Sauce
For this sauce, mix half a cup of mayonnaise, a quarter cup of sour cream, a quarter cup of Thai sweet chili sauce, one tablespoon of light brown sugar, one tablespoon of lemon juice, and a clove of finely minced garlic. Whisk everything together until the sauce is smooth and creamy. This creamy sweet chili sauce adds a tangy twist to your sausage balls.
Honey Mustard Sauce
Combine half a cup of Dijon mustard, two tablespoons of mayonnaise, one tablespoon of lemon juice, a quarter cup of honey, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl. Give it a good whisk until well blended. This honey mustard dipping sauce adds a touch of sweetness and tang to each bite.
Hickory Smoked Teriyaki Sauce
In a saucepan over medium heat, mix together one-third cup of sake, one-third cup of mirin, and one-third cup of low-sodium soy sauce. Add half a teaspoon of liquid smoke hickory flavor, half a cup of light brown sugar, and two tablespoons of ground ginger. Let it simmer for about 30 seconds to a minute to infuse the flavors. Make a cornstarch slurry by dissolving two tablespoons of cornstarch in two tablespoons of water. Add the cornstarch slurry to the sauce and whisk until it thickens. This hickory smoked teriyaki dipping sauce will take your sausage balls to the next level.
Time to Enjoy!
Your sausage balls should be ready by now. Take them out of the oven and admire their golden, crispy exterior and tender interior. Serve them alongside these delectable dipping sauces, and you’re all set for a flavor-packed party platter.
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