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March 19, 2012

March's Secret Recipe Club - Sausage Cheese Breakfast Biscuits

Why hello there! I've missed you. I've been blogging less these days.... I hope you'll forgive me! I hope to get back on track one of these days because I really do miss it.

I'm so happy to be bringing you a tasty treat today for The Secret Recipe Club. This month I was lucky to be assigned the wonderful blog, Feast on the Cheap, run by mother-daughter duo Mary Anne and Mariel, and Mary Anne is a professional caterer. I've got love for the catering business because that's what PJ does for a living! It sure would be nice to start a catering company one day. 

Um, loved this site! Every month when I get my assignment, I go through and list all the recipes I'm interested in on a word document and save it, and let me tell you... there were a LOT of recipes from this blog that made my list. But eventually I settled on their Southern Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Biscuits, because I can never pass up breakfast food. It's one of my favorite things. I love sausage almost as much as I love bacon. You know that's big, people. So I knew I wanted these balls in my mouth. Oh, oops. Too much?

Went to the grocery and got the necessary ingredients... including ground cloves and allspice, which I've never used before. Kinda pricey! I also purchased maple sausage, but when I got home I noticed that the recipe called for ground pork, not sausage like I had thought. I kinda realized that the recipe was calling me to make my own homemade sausage using ground pork (not ground sausage) and all of the spices, including the allspice and ground cloves. Since I had bought sausage and not ground pork, I didn't want to use all of the spices called for in the original recipe because then I may be over-seasoning it if the sausage I had bought was already seasoned, which I assume it is. So I decided that the best thing to do was just not use the spices since I bought sausage instead of ground pork as to not over season. So now I have some pricey allspice and ground cloves in the pantry waiting to be used up.... any suggestions??

We also halved the recipe as to only make about 25 instead of 50. Turns out that we only got about 20 out of them. Guess I made mine a little too big...

Sausage Cheese Breakfast Biscuits
adapted from Feast on the Cheap

*Makes about 20
  • 2 and 1/4 cups Bisquick
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 lb Bob Evans ground maple pork sausage
  • 1/4 lb extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • warm maple syrup, for serving
Position the oven rack to the middle level. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the Bisquick and buttermilk, stirring to combine. 

In a separate mixing bowl, combine the sausage and cheese, using a fork to combine thoroughly. 

Add the sausage-cheese mixture to the Bisquick mixture. Powder your hands with a tablespoon or so of  Bisquick or flour and gently knead the mixture until thoroughly combined. 

Shape the mixture into 1-inch balls, rolling between palms.

Place the balls on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes or so until golden. Transfer to a serving tray and serve with warm maple syrup.

Printable Recipe

These balls were so tasty! I loved the mix of sausage and biscuit. Two in one! Can't beat that. And I liked the hint of cheesiness. I wanted to experiment and try it with some cool spicy pepper cheese I saw at the grocery store but thought that may mess up the whole recipe if supposed to be served with sweet maple syrup. The sharp cheddar worked well. Next time maybe I will be daring and try some different kinds of cheese! We will definitely be making these tasty breakfast balls for our weekend breakfasts. Can you say, "keeper"?

Linking up here.

Peace, and bacon grease!

My entry into Just Something I Whipped Up sponsored by Appliances Online and the Bosch Washing Machines


Feast on the Cheap said...

So glad you enjoyed them! They've become a new Christmas morning breakfast "tradition" in our house. Totally indulgent, but totally worth it in our opinions!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

These look amazing! I love any kind of breakfast food! Great SRC pick!

365daysofbaking said...

Oooh, these look SO good. Sausage and cheese in a biscuit, I'm there! Great SRC choice!

Erin said...

Oh my heck! These look amazing! I wish I had a big plate of them right now!

Danielle said...

Ah, these take me back to my childhood because my mom used to make these to take to various parties. She called them Sausage Balls but I swear I think the recipe was identical. My mouth is watering now!

Bubbe Bites said...

Your pictures look amazing. You cant go wrong with biscuits. You picked a great one for SRC.

Kathy Walker said...

Great choice for SRC! I think these would be great to make for our upcoming road trip...they would travel well and we get so hungry about mid-morning!

Jamie said...

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and how delicious these look!

Eliotseats said...

I have had something similar as an appetizer. What a no-brainer to make them into breakfast treats. Great post!

Angie's Recipes said...

These must have tasted HEAVENLY! I want them for the dinner with a glass of wine!

Kate said...

Ohhh, those look wonderful! We make something similar that my hubby calls Slices of Happiness. It's a recipe from my sister-in-law who lives in Athens, GA. Another good southern recipe!

Gerry @Foodness Gracious said...

Nicely done Desi and what's up with ground cloves, I bought it recently and almost keeled over at the price :/
Great post..

Joanna said...

these look really tasty! I am with you on breakfast food, i can eat it around the clock!

Unknown said...

Love all of these ingredients! Great choice!!

Faith said...

Oh yum!! Looks so delish!!!

Teri said...

These are incredible! Love this idea!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

Yum! Thanks for linking to Must Try Monday! My husband would love these!

Veronica Miller said...

Shoot, I coulda swore I subscribed to your blog by email but maybe I never confirmed it...I haven't been getting updates so I checked back and see I missed a lot! I'll try again. Anyway, these sound delish!! Your story about buying the sausage instead of pork and the fiasco it caused witht he extr spices kinda crcked me up. We've all been there. :) You can use those spices come fall and winter in practically EVERYTHING!! I used them in loaded oatmeal raisin cookies with brown butter glaze, and you can add them to sweet potato casserole, put it in pumpkin pie, apple cake, pumpkin bread, basically any baked good with apple or squash. Oh and gingerbread! And gingersnaps. Now I'm craving fall! :)

ms.composure said...

Stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to show you some blog luv! def enjoyed this post :) new follower!

Chris said...

I really like those things, I've made a similar version and they rock.

When I think of Allspice, I immediately think of jerk chicken.

kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor said...

These sausage balls look wonderful!! I'll be featuring you tomorrow at Mop It Up Mondays! Thanks for linking up!


Angie A said...

Mmmm, the maple sausage in these makes them WONDERFUL! :) Love it!

Lisa~~ said...

I'm saving this recipe as it will be perfect when I make my next brunch.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Group 'A' SRC entry: Broiled Sushi.

Cook Lisa Cook

April J Harris said...

I would definitely enjoy these delicious sausage cheese biscuits for my breakfast! What a lovely treat!

Kelly said...

Wandered on over on the blog hop. These sound delicious! I head up a breakfast club at work where we take turns bringing dishes in for the group and this sounds fantastic, like something that would be easy to make for a crowd. Bookmarking this.