Chip Bobbert

Becca Burleson

Media Technician

Ever since I was little, my sisters and I always looked forward to Christmas morning sausage-cheese balls. We always made two batches: a regular and my favorite - one that brings the heat. Spicing things up is something I do on a daily basis as a technician. New tasks always arise, and there’s never a bland moment!

Sausage-Cheese Balls
  1. 1 lb. of spicy ground breakfast sausage
  2. Two 7.75 oz bags of Bisquick
  3. 2 c. of shredded cheese
  4. 1 c. of water
  5. Optional: Jalepeno peppers, seasonings, and hot sauce for desired heat level

Toss the sausage, Bisquick, and shredded cheese into a large bowl. Mix with the one cup of water. I like the visceral feeling of using my own two hands to mix all the ingredients together, but that can get pretty messy. If you’re going to use spicy peppers or hot sauce, please consider using gloves or a mixer of some kind. I prefer to mix the main ingredients into a large, goopy mass before adding the extra components. Regardless, make sure everything is mixed well before proceeding. Preheat your oven to 350°F, and cover your cookie sheets with the foil. No matter how big you make these balls, this recipe makes quite a lot, so you’ll need two or three cookie sheets (or just make multiple batches). Coat the foil with the cooking spray, then use your spoon to form the balls. Place the balls about half an inch apart on the cookie sheet. Once the oven is ready, put your trays in for 8-12 minutes, or until the sausage is cooked and the Bisquick is a beautiful golden brown.