Meatballs: Winter Harvest Sausage Balls with Dijon-Balsamic Glaze

posted by Emma 11-29-100 11:37 PM

Jimmy Dean web site
Winter Harvest Sausage Balls with Dijon-Balsamic Glaze

1 (16 oz.) package Jimmy Dean Maple Pork Sausage
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup fine bread crumbs
1/2 cup firmly packed peeled, grated cooking apple
1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup Dijon-type mustard
1/4 cup tomato sauce
2 Tbs. maple syrup
2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar

Combine sausage meat, egg, bread crumbs, apple and cheese. Mix well. Shape into 3 dozen 1 1/4-inch balls. Brown in an ungreased skillet for 10 minutes. Drain and place back in skillet.

Combine mustard, tomato sauce, maple syrup and vinegar. Pour over sausage balls. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Keep warm in chafing dish and serve with toothpicks. (Sausage balls can be frozen uncooked for make-ahead holiday baking.)

Makes 3 dozen balls

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