Sausage Balls with Chives
Wow….so I can’t believe this is Friday. I have been meaning to post all week and some how the week has totally gotten away from. We have been running everywhere this week. I always think we will slow down some in winter, but it never really happens. I will say we are not traveling to horse shows every other weekend right now, but that will soon change! Right now, Our Monday’s and Tuesdays are packed with Grace giving piano lessons and Faith having gymnastics. By the time Wednesday is here I am running Grace over to her trainers to ride her horse for a few hours, her trainer lives about an hour away! We typically leave here mid afternoon and don’t get back until late. Then all of a sudden it’s Thursday and Friday and I can’t figure out where the week has gone! Oh, well…..I am sure that several parents are just like that. I guess we just learn to live with it and know that someday we will miss it when it’s gone.
Okay, so on to some food. Oh, and let me just tell you that this recipe has been sitting on my computer since Monday! I have been meaning to post this since Monday….
Currently I have a ton of pork sitting in my freezer. Now, we don’t eat a lot of pork, mainly beef and chicken. Don’t get me wrong we like pork, just certain things like; ham, bacon, and pork chops. Well guess what, yes, all of that is already gone! Not surprising is it! So now I am left with a lot of sausage.
Sausage isn’t one of my families favorites. I have tried to mix it in with other things hoping that wouldn’t notice that I added a bit of sausage, but they always do. So I decided that I wasn’t going to sneak it into anything, I was just going to throw it out there and hope they like. My thought was, I guess if they don’t like it then there will be more for me.
I started searing the internet for different things, creative, low carb things that I could use my sausage for. This is what I found…..a lot of sausage ball recipes. Now, being that I eat low carb, I have been wanting to try these, knowing my family wouldn’t be excited at all but, like I said, more for me! After reading a ton of different recipes, I came up with a recipe that I felt good about. That I thought would taste good and hopefully everyone would enjoy. Plus I was trying to keep the ingredients down too. I found several recipes that just felt like there were too many ingredients and too many steps. I really wanted to create something that was simple and easy, but just a bit different from other things I had seen.
So here we go!
- 1 pound of sausage, mine is not spicy at all
- 1-2 cups of shredded cheese, Monterey jack and mild cheddar
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon chives, maybe more (I kind of kept sprinkling until I thought it looked good and gave it some color….)
- pinch of salt (be careful with the salt here, sometimes pork is already salty.)
Pre heat your over to 350 degrees.
Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl, a big enough one to mix all your other ingredients into! Add almond flour, egg, sausage, and spices. Get in there with your hands and mix it all together really good! Make sure everything is incorporated well.
That was it folks! Simple, quick, and easy. This took me about 5 minutes to get everything mixed together into a bowl and combined!
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and scoop out the meatballs onto the baking sheet. I got about 20 on mine.
I used a little cookie scoop to make the meatballs, but you could easily shape them by hand.
I popped them into a 350 degree oven for about 16-20 minutes, depends on the size of the meatballs.
Finished product….there were none left!