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I used 6 cups of cheese, 20 oz (small box) of Bisquik, and I didn't use the celery (personal preference). It wasn't difficult to make, although I think it should be noted that you need to let the sausage sit out to soften quite a bit to make it easier to mix. I made them for my office and everyone LOVED them! I think next time I'll switch it up some by using the Jimmy Dean sausage with sage and the hot sausage. Also, I made the balls a bit smaller (but still a mouthful) and it made approx. 10 dozen.
I have used this recipe several times and I always have good results. They are wonderful! Just make sure you use Jimmy Dean sausage-for some reason, they just do better if you do.
I made these exactly as written and they were terrific! Very easy to make. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside with lots of flavor. I can see using ground beef and adding various herbs and spices for interesting variations.
AWEEEEEEEEEEESSSSOMMMMEEE!!! I used venison sausage and added some crushed red pepper for heat. THESE WERE SOOO GOOD!! I'm definitely making them for my Holiday party and might even cook them-freeze-then throw in a crock with a ketchup-worcheshire sauce.. or maybe a honey-mustardy sauce, CAN"T DECIDE! SO VERSITILE!! AWESOME!!
We use whatever flavor sausage strikes our fancy at the time. I increase the Bisquik to 3 cups for a firmer ball. I have not found them to be too greasy this way. I do spray the pan first, because I've found they can stick and break apart when getting off the pan. I usually serve these in a crockpot on "warm". A friend brought some to a party at room temperature, and they were good that way, too.
Every man I know just LOVES these! I have been making them for years-I probably first saw the recipe in Better Homes as well. I usually serve them with a honey mustard dipping sauce-either "homemade" by mixing honey & dijon mustard, or store bought honey mustard marinade that actually tastes even better! I also had a little problem with them being too greasy and found that by adding a extra little bit of Bisquick is the fix for that. I've brought these to lots of parties too & they are always GONE!!
Made these to keep in the freezer for snacks for my stepson. I made small patties instead of balls. Tasty!
I read one review where she said these were too greasy. I used Jimmy Dean's over the holidays and found it to be greasier than other brands. Hope this helps. And if you like heat, use one spicy and one mild package
I found these to be TOO greasy! I ended up encouraging people not to even try them and then threw them away. I think all it needed was more \