Sausage Cheese Balls
Jimmy Dean® Hot Pork Sausage with sharp cheddar and jalapeño peppers creates a zesty, bite-size party favorite.
1 package Hot Premium Pork Sausage
¾ cup all-purpose baking mix
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
¼ cup finely chopped onion
¼ cup seeded, finely chopped fresh jalapeño peppers
1 large clove garlic, minced
½ teaspoon chili powder
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix all ingredients in large bowl just until blended. Shape into 36 (1-inch) balls.
Place in 2 lightly greased baking pans.
Bake 12-14 minutes or until done (160°F).
Serve with toothpicks, if desired.