Mercy! I like balls. I like meatballs, cheese balls and how could anyone forget those heavenly cake balls. But I have now found a new “ball” to add to my list. Breakfast balls. These balls are low carb, gluten-free and so good! After I make a batch, I wrap them up in three’s and freeze. It takes less than a minute to microwave and I have a breakfast that smells great, is fast, holds me over for a few hours and most importantly goes well with my on again, off again diet. Can’t beat that right? Wrong! Not only does it make enough to freeze for a quick grab and go breakfast, but they also make for a great appetizer to take to family gatherings, work related brunches, or church functions. This recipe also has the ability to be customized to suit your tastes buds as you can add different spices, cheeses and meat such as garlic, red-hot pepper flakes, Parmesan cheese or hot sausage. This recipe yields 48.
2 lbs. pork sausage
1 lb. ground beef
2 tablespoons dried onion flakes
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 lb (8 ounces) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. While your oven is preheating, mix all of the ingredients together until thoroughly blended (it is best to use your hands or an electric mixer). Next, form into 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet or broiler pan (I suggest lining your baking sheet with parchment paper first). Bake for approximately 25 minutes.
Once they are cool, they can be sorted into individual zip-lock bags and frozen for a quick grab and go breakfast.