Greetings Fellow Food Junkie Followers,
Today we are bringing to you a holiday favorite of mine and so many around the South, Sausage Balls. Typically, these are made with Bisquick baking mix but today I am bringing you a way to make it with self-rising flour. I do believe that Bisquick may have been the one that came up with this recipe but honestly, I am not sure. In this recipe, I was able to come up with a way to make sausage balls made without Bisquick.
Bisquick baking mix combines all of the ingredients needed to make biscuits. It is supposed to make it easy and quick for those that want to make biscuits and other items. It has the flour, leavening agents, and fat all mixed into the mix. In order to keep the fat stable though, it has other ingredients as well. With that being said, I thought to myself, well the sausage already has fat in it so why not just use regular self-rising flour, so that is what we did. Turns out, it works pretty well. So, this is my recipe for Sausage balls without made Bisquick baking mix. Try it for yourself and see what you think.
Sausage Balls Made Without Bisquick recipe
- 1 lb Ground Sausage
- 1 lb Freshly Shredded Extra Sharp Cheese It works better if you grate the cheese yourself. The extra moisture from the cheese helps to bind the mix.
- 2 cups Self-Rising flour
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Start with grating your cheese. Set that to the side for the moment
- If you have a stand mixer, this works the best and takes the least effort but you can do this by hand as I demonstrate in my video above. For this recipe, we are going to show you the by-hand method but if you are using a stand mixer, just add in the flour, and then the sausage a little at a time. Then do the same with the cheese until it forms a smooth ball.
By Hand Method
- In a bowl, add in the two cups of flour.
- Gradually add in the sausage breaking and mixing it up as you go. You can see the video below for how I do this.
- Add in the cheese a little at a time as well. Mixing with your hands as you go.
- It does take a good bit of effort to get it all mixed up together. You want it to form a smooth well-mixed ball of dough. You should be able to pull a small amount apart and roll it up and it sticks together.
- After you have your ball of dough formed. You will need a couple of baking sheets. Spray them or coat them with a lite coating of oil. You could also line them with parchment paper to keep the balls from sticking to the pan.
- Pull a small amount from the ball of dough and roll in your hands to form a ball. It should be roughly about the size of a walnut.
- Once you have them all rolled out, pop them in your preheated oven.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes until they are golden brown.