The simplest southern sausage meatball recipe is three ingredients - bulk hot breakfast sausage, cheddar cheese and Bisquick. They are so simple that even someone who can't boil water can make them! All you need is a bowl and a fork (or clean hands) to mix everything together and a baking sheet to cook them on.
You can prep this recipe in advance. Follow through the step of forming the meat mixture into balls, then arrange them on a baking sheet and freeze. Once frozen, store in plastic bags. Cook frozen meatballs as directed, but increase oven time to 35 minutes.
Start to finish: 40 minutes (15 minutes active)
Makes 36 meatballs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1â 2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon melted butter
1â 2 teaspoon garlic powder or granulated garlic
1â 4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pound grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 pound loose spicy sausage meat
Heat the oven to 350 F.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, butter, garlic and cayenne. Set aside.
In a second large bowl, use your hands to mix together the cheese, sausage and eggs until well combined. Add the flour mixture and mix for several minutes to ensure all ingredients are evenly distributed.
Pinch off about 1â 4 cup of the mixture and roll into 11â 2-inch meatballs. Arrange the meatballs on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. Serve hot.