It's football time and thoughts turn to tailgating. Oh I know some people like to go all out and carry everything but the kitchen sink and then cook for hours. I've done that and if you have the RV, parking spot, table and chairs, tent, and all to go with it, it's fun! But for the most part, I like handheld food that isn't messy. Who wants to go to the ballgame covered with the remnants of some delicious BBQ ribs on their shirt? I think a variety is nice and I prefer those items that don't have to be served hot or cold to be good. Here's a standby that might be old-fashioned, but it always disappears fast! GO TEAM GO!1 pound breakfast sausage
3 cups Bisquick baking mix
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon dried sage
4 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 15x10x1 inch baking sheet with cooking spray.
Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well with your fingers. The mixture will be very crumbly. Form into 1" balls, squeezing the mixture so it holds together, then rolling it between the palms of your hands to form balls. Place balls on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until golden brown. To prevent sticking, move the sausage balls with a spatula halfway through cooking. When cool, remove them from the cookie sheet. Serve with sauce.
Sistah’s Dunkin’ Sauce1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup grape jelly
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon white vinegar
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan. Stir and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. You can also make this ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator.