Italian Sausage Balls

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1 sm Bell Pepper; Finely Chopped
2 lb Hot Sausage Meat
1 Bottle Bar-B-Q Sauce; (Any
3 lg Eggs
1 c Italian Bread Crumbs
2 md Onions; Finely Chopped
Cayenne Pepper to Taste or
Black Pepper; to taste
2 lb Ground Meat (Hamburger;
salt and pepper; to taste
1/2 c Fresh Parsley; Finely

Original recipe makes 1 Servings



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 throughout. 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 preparation. 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. Sausage balls may be frozen and thawed for use at a later time or refrigerated for up to 2-days prior to preparing with the Bar-B-Q sauce. Preparing the sausage balls in the Crock Pot simplifies serving time and makes a great addition to any feast or game-day activity. Makes 25 medium size or 50 small balls. Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 631 by "Diane Geary." on Jan 29, 1998

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