I saw Trisha Yearwood make these Sausage bites on her Food Network show. I followed her recipe, with one exception - I added only 2 cups of Bisquick. As I was combining the mixture I felt adding an additional cup would make them too doughy. Trisha’s recipe called for 3 cups of Bisquick; I wanted these to be a meatier consistency, so I stopped at 2 cups. These were a HIT at the party I took them to. I served them warm with two different dipping sauces. (See my recommendations at the end of the recipe.)
1 lb. Hot & Spicy bulk sausage
10 oz shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups Bisquick, added 1 cup at a time
Kosher Salt & Pepper
Place sausage and cheese in mixing bowl. Grind some fresh black topper into the bowl. Begin mixing to combine. Add 1 cup of baking mix at a time. Mix until well blended.
Roll into bite sized meatballs. Place on baking sheet. 375 for 20 – 25 minutes. Test for doneness.
Remove to serving platter and sprinkle with kosher salt.
Serve warm with the dipping sauce of your choice. I used my bottled barbeque sauce and doctored it with a bit of dry mustard, brown sugar, Worchester sauce, and lemon juice. I also made a combination of mayonnaise, stone ground mustard, ketchup, tabasco and Worchester. I also added a tablespoon or two of milk to thin it so that it was more like a dipping sauce than a mayonnaise consistency.