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Friday, August 6, 2010

RO*TEL Sausage Balls - Football Friday


The countdown is on!  4 weeks until SEC football kicks off!  It is like Christmas here in the South.  I like a good college football game, as any good Southern girl does, but I love a good tailgate.  I think the tailgate is (almost) as important as the game.  I am always on the look out for a good recipe for our tailgate.

Every Friday from now until the end of the season I plan on sharing one of my favorite tailgate recipes.  I will post some tried and true recipes and a few new recipes that I discovered in the off-season.  This is a twist on sausage balls.  I substituted Ro*tel for the milk in our Whiz Sausage Balls.  We really liked it.  It adds a little kick without being too spicy, so everyone should be able to enjoy them.



RO*TEL Sausage Balls


1 lb sausage
3 cups Bisquick
8 oz Cheese Whiz
1 can RO*TEL diced tomatoes with green chilies

Pulse RO*TEL in food processor until the tomatoes are broken up into smaller chunks; 10-15 pules.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine sausage, Bisquick, Cheese Whiz and RO*TEL.  Mix until thoroughly combined.  Shape into 1-inch balls.  (May be frozen at this point).

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.



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9 comments:

  1. Nice twist on an old favorite - you wouldn't be one of those Bama fans would you? Nothing like a good old West Virginia boy to whip a team into shape. Saban is from Monongah and I'm from Fairmont - about 5 miles apart.

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  2. Nice change to the recipe Steph. Enjoy your football season. If you get a chance, hop over to my blog as I am having another great giveaway. Have a great weekend.
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  3. Yea for the start of SEC football...and yea for your favorite tailgate recipes! I'm definitely trying these!

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  4. Steph, we don't football, but our XMAS Eve tradition is snacks.

    Sausage balls are one of my husband favorites and he always requests them. I don't like them cause they are too bland.

    I think this recipe is the ticket and I'm sure he will like them too!

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  5. You're a big Tide fan right? (ha ha ha ha)

    Looks great, Steph.

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  6. Not a football fan here, but I can always use recipe for a quick and easy snack food! Sounds great!

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  7. Really like this recipe. Thanks!

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  8. Perfect for an appetizer at any family gathering. Thank you!

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