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Un-Sausage Cheesy Meat Wads

They taste better than they look.

They taste better than they look.

Total time:  Approximately 1 hour, depending on your ingredients.

Cheesy meatloaves with the flavor of sausage. A great appetizer or finger-food dinner! (Name courtesy of JB.)

There’s no pork in this recipe!

2 cups Baking Mix
1/2 pound hamburger
3 cups shredded cheese
1 cup milk
1 Tbsp sage
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp ground mustard

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add hamburger, cheese, and milk, mix well.

Shape mixture into one-inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes (I did exactly 20, and got some nice, soft, moist biscuity yumminess). Refrigerate unused portions.

Taste familiar? You can substitute 1/2 a package of flavored sausage in place of the hamburger and all those seasonings and get almost the exact same result! Or skip the hamburger entirely and make yourself a vegetarian dish.

Remember: The fattier your meat and cheese, the more oil you will have on your cookie sheet. I only buy 80/20 hamburger and Tillamook Extra Sharp White Cheddar Cheese, so mine came out how some people would say “greasy“, and I would say “wonderful”. I used the above recipe, and since I can’t measure an “inch” to save my life, I made 30 cheese balls that flattened slightly to make “wads”.

We dipped them in Yogurt Dill Dip. We’re thinking they might taste good in a pita with cucumbers and tomatoes.

1 comment to Un-Sausage Cheesy Meat Wads

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