Scrumptious Sausage and Raisin Appetizer Balls

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Perfect warm, hearty and easy app for cold weather breakfasts, holiday meal gatherings or football weekends. These are also easy enough for the kids to help with. Serve with picks and optional sour cream dollops or dipping sauce. Sour cream is an unlikely, but delicious garnish and dipping option.

1
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage

  • ½ cup golden raisins

  • ½ teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 pinch paprika, or as needed

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Mix sausage, raisins, and basil together in a bowl; roll into walnut-size balls. Arrange balls on a baking sheet or jelly roll pan with sides; sprinkle with paprika.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove sheet from oven, drain fat, re-roll balls if needed, and sprinkle with more paprika. Continue baking until cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Drain.

Cook's Notes:

You can use regular raisins, but don't. Goldens are so much better if you have them.

If you double recipe, use 1 pound sage sausage and 1 pound regular.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

138 Calories
10g Fat
6g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 138
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 406mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 171mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.