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Sweet and Spicy Sausage Balls

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This is one of my favorite recipes handed down from my mother in-law."
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45 m servings 273
Original recipe yields 10 servings (100 sausage balls)


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  1. Roll sausage into 100 very small balls using no more than 1 1/2 teaspoons meat per ball.
  2. Stir red wine vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, soy sauce, and ground ginger together in a large saucepan over medium heat; bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and cook at a simmer until beginning to thicken, about 15 minutes.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Fry sausage balls in batches in the hot skillet until browned on all sides and no longer pink in the center, 3 to 5 minutes per batch. Remove cooked sausage balls with a slotted spoon to the saucepan and stir into the sauce to coat.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • For less spice, use sweet Italian sausage. For a compromise, mix equal parts of sweet and hot italian sausage.
  • These keep warm quite nicely in a miniature slow cooker, if serving at a gathering.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 273 calories; 17.1 17.5 12.3 36 983 Full nutrition

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Used my hands to mix sausage & cheese, the added 1 cup Bisquick. Cooked in 350’ for 30 minutes. Very tasty, enjoyed by all. The next time I will definitely add some spices or use hot sausage.. ...