Sausage Balls

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground pork
  • 1tbsp sage
  • 1tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp ground red pepper
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 12 oz shredded cheddar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water

Mix ingredients through pepper. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix remaining ingredients into pork mixture except water. Add water 2 tbsp at a time until mixture mixes well and has a dough consistency. Roll into 2 inch balls and bake on cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown. A suggested dipping sauce is mixing 2 parts mayonnaise with 1 part dijon mustard.

Note: The pork mixture prior to adding additional ingredients also makes a fantastic breakfast sausage on its own.

**Recipe modified – I reduced red pepper and crush red pepper flakes to reduce heat. This can be adjusted based on your preference.