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Scallion and Cilantro Sausage Balls with a Chipotle Lime Dipping Sauce

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Scallion and Cilantro Sausage Balls with a Chipotle Lime Dipping Sauce

There is no humanly possible way on this EARTH you'll be able to eat just one. No way.

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 36
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Scallion and Cilantro Sausage Balls with a Chipotle Lime Dipping Sauce

1
pound hot Italian sausage
8
ounces block of cheddar cheese, grated
2
cups Bisquick baking mix
2
whole eggs
1/2
cup sliced scallions
1/2
cup roughly chopped cilantro
1
small pinch cayenne pepper
1
cup mayo (I used canola based)
2
whole chipotle peppers (from a can)
2
Tablespoons adobo sauce (from the can)
2
Tablespoons fresh lime juice

Directions

  • 1 Dump the sausage, cheese, baking mix, eggs, scallions, cilantro and cayenne pepper into a large bowl.
  • 2 Mix with hands until fully combined.
  • 3 Using hands, roll mixture into 1-inch balls and arrange them on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  • 4 Put into a 350 degree preheated oven and bake for 18 to 20 minutes.
  • 5 Let cool 2 minutes before peeling them away from the foil.
  • 6 For the dipping sauce: In a food processor combine the mayo, 2 chipotle peppers, the adobo sauce and lime juice. Blitz until fully combined and smooth.
  • 7 Serve sausage balls with dipping sauce.
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Spicy Sausage Balls with Chipotle Lime Sauce  

As prepared by Bev Cooks

You know you want to. Heck, I'm DYING to.


But this site is rated G, y'all. So for the next 30 seconds, let's take a mental recess together and make ALL the jokes we want to in our heads.

And go.



I'm so glad we can be 13 years old together.

All buffoonery aside, on a scale from 1-10 reflecting just how much I would WITHER AWAY without this classic holiday appetizer, sausage balls have to be rated 4,269. At least.

I mean, come on: spicy sausage for days, 14 truckloads of cheddar cheese, puffy Bisquick nibblets all in MINI BALL FORM? Yes. Just yes.

I added scallions, a pinch of cayenne and fresh cilantro to up my own ante. UGH, it almost makes me mad to think about the greatness.

AND I'm about to lose the battle on making a joke, so we better get to get the recipe!

Gather the goods. I should tell you that I didn't photograph any eggs, because I didn't think I'd need them. I needed them.

Ingredients gathered

Dump it all in a big ol' bowl.

Mixing ingredients

Take off your rings, and git her done.

Mixed ingredients

Roll them in your hands, forming little 1-inch balls. Go smaller than you think. They actually expand in the oven. Weird, huh?

Rolled sausage balls

While the balls are being baked, get your chipotle dipping sauce blitzed up all nice.  Taste that. POW. I know.

Blitzed chipotle dipping sauce

And here we are. I'm talking knock-your-mama-over delicious.

Finished Scallion and Cilantro Sausage Balls with a Chipotle Lime Dipping Sauce

You know what? Just make 2 batches. One for your party, and one for you.

Close up of Scallion and Cilantro Sausage Balls with a Chipotle Lime Dipping Sauce

Dip it in the sauce. Double dip. I won't tell.

Dipped Scallion and Cilantro Sausage Balls

These have a kick, so you've been warned. You should also know you will lose all sense of balance in your life after one bite. And it will rule.



Bev is extremely proud of herself for keeping it together like an adult during the writing of this post. For more musings, visit her blog at Bev Cooks and her Tablespoon profile.

 
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