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Italian Sausage Balls

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Category: Meat

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Bottle Bar-B-Q Sauce; (Any
  • -Type)
  • 2 lb Ground Meat (Hamburger;
  • -Ground Round or Minced
  • -Steak)
  • 2 lb Hot Sausage Meat
  • 3 lg Eggs
  • 2 md Onions; Finely Chopped
  • 1 c Italian Bread Crumbs
  • 1 sm Bell Pepper; Finely Chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Cayenne Pepper to Taste or
  • -Crushed Red
  • Pepper to Taste
  • 1/2 c Fresh Parsley; Finely
  • -Chopped


In a mixing bowl combine eggs, onion, peppers, parsley and seasonings as
desired. Blend well with a fork or wooden spoon. In a separate mixing bowl
combine both meats and bread crumbs by hand. Make sure all items are
thoroughly blended by kneading the items together by hand. Add the contents
of the first bowl to the meat mixture and continue to mix by hand until all
ingredients are combined and the mixture possesses the same consistency

Shape sausage balls by rolling small or medium-sized portions by hand.
Place each sausage ball on a baking sheet if preparing in the oven or set
aside to fry in a large skillet.

Pre-heat oven to 350-F Degrees and bake sausage balls for 20 to 25-minutes
until golden brown. Or place sausage balls in a skillet with 2 Tbs. cooking
oil over medium heat and cook until golden brown, approximately 10 to
12-minutes. Be careful not to overcook meat during either method of

Pour Bar-B-Q sauce in a crock pot or covered casserole dish. To prepare in
the Crock Pot select the low setting and add the pre-cooked sausage balls
now. To prepare in the oven add sausage balls to the covered casserole with
the Bar-B-Q Sauce and heat through in a 350-F degree pre-heated oven for 45
to 55-minutes.

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