The high carb version of this recipe has been a family favorite for years now.
Usually we get together the night before Thanksgiving or Christmas to cook for the holiday family dinner. While we’re putting Mom’s Potato Salad together and making her fabulous Coconut Cream Pie, we stick a pan of Sausage Balls in the oven to snack on. It’s become a family tradition.
Having a little extra sausage on hand, I attempted a low carb version of this easy recipe.
They turned out fairly tasty, tho I think I can back off the onion powder next time or leave it out all together.
All you need is sausage, grated cheese, and something to bind it all together. I’ve read where some use eggs and others use crushed pork skins. I used a bit of Carbquik (similar to Bisquik and can be purchased at Netrition) and some parmesan cheese to make up the dry ingredients.
It worked and they were quite tasty, although they didn’t have the traditional sausage ball taste, because of the added spices, I think. So in the future, I think I’ll skip the spices and hope for that famous sausage ball flavor.
Other tasty low carb snacks and appetizers:
Deep Fried Cauliflower
Aussie Squash Fries
Bacon-wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
Cheesy Sausage Balls
1 lb. sausage
12 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup of your choice low carb baking mix, such as Carbquik and parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 375 º F. Spray a baking sheet with vegetable oil cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well with your fingers. The mixture may very crumbly. Form into 1 inch balls, squeezing the mixture so it holds together, then rolling it between the palms of your hands to form balls. Place the balls on the baking sheet. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until golden brown. To prevent sticking, move the balls with a spatula halfway through cooking or use parchment paper to line your pan. Remove from oven and serve warm.
Beefy Rotel Cheese Dip
1 lb Velveeta
1 can Rotel tomatoes and chilies
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup prepared taco or chili flavored ground beef
In microwave safe bowl, add cheese and Rotel tomatoes. Nuke until cheese is fully melted, stirring once or twice. Remove from microwave and add sour cream. Stir; then add the cooked ground beef. Serve with your choice of chips or other dipper.
Chips shown in pic above: Fried low carb tortilla triangles. Frying them instead of baking them made them crispier. I cut the tortillas into chip size triangles as best as I could, then pan-fried in about a 1/2″ of oil until golden brown. As I drained them on paper towels, I sprinkled with a touch of salt.
I’m sick of things I can eat with my fingers!
I needed something to eat with a fork. I was wanting something green and yummy and fried cabbage with bacon came to mind. This is one of my favorite vegetable dishes, with lots more flavor than just boiled cabbage which is more common here in the South.
Grab some sliced bacon, dice it and throw it in a skillet over medium heat. As it cooks, cut a head of cabbage in half and chop it into nice size pieces.
After the bacon is crispy, remove it from the skillet and let it drain on a paper towel. Reserve all but about 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease. Add the chopped cabbage and some diced onion into the skillet. Cook for about 10-15 minutes or until the cabbage is done but still has a little crunch left.
Put into pretty dish and top with the crispy bacon pieces. Eat all by itself or with the meat of your choice. I chose a nice medium sized pork chop. See my lowcarb page for the plated meal. Enjoy!
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I used Low Carb Chic’s recipe, except I used diced chiles instead of whole.
Chiles Rellenos Casserole
1/2- cup heavy cream
1-cup sharp cheddar cheese
1-cup pepper jack cheese
2-small cans of whole green chilies
Salt to taste.
Drain the chilies. Layer chilies and pepper jack cheese. Mix the eggs and cream. Pour over the chilies and cheese mixture and top with the cheddar cheese. Bake at 350º for 20 minutes.
What other recipe speaks Harvest Time than an apple recipe flavored with sugar, butter, and cinnamon?
Pioneer Woman’s Apple Dumplings with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Go here for this easy yet decadant recipe and enjoy the season’s bounty of delicious apples.
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Tagged apples, baked, cinnamon, delicious, easy, harvest, ice cream
Okay, if you have a few carbs to spare you can enjoy this rich treat .
Jonathan’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
Low Carb Cheesecake
4 Voortman Sugar Free Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
5 Murray’s Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cookies
1 Cup Almond Flour
3 Tbsp Granulated Splenda
6 Tbsp Melted Butter
1 Oz. Un-Sweetened Baking Chocolate Bar
1 Tbsp Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips
24 Oz. Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 Cup Granulated Splenda
¼ Cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
4 Large Eggs
½ Cup Kroger Just Right Lower Sugar/Sodium Creamy Peanut Butter
1 Tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Sour Cream
8 Reeses Sugar Free Miniatures
2 Oz. Un-Sweetened Baking Chocolate Bar
½ Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips
- Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
- In a food processor, pulse cookies until small crumbs. Remove and place in bowl and mix in almond Flour and Splenda. Stir with spoon until well mixed. Add melted butter; mix well and press into bottom of spring form pan.
- Sprinkle shaved chocolate bar and mini chips on top of crust and put into refrigerator while mixing filling
- Place softened cream cheese, Splenda, brown sugar Splenda, and eggs and mix together until smooth. Add peanut butter and vanilla and mix until creamy. Add sour cream and finish mixing. With spoon, fold in 1 oz of chocolate bar, ¼ cup of mini chips, and 4 chopped Reeses miniatures.
- Remove crust from refrigerator and pour filling into pan. Sprinkle rest of chopped baking chocolate and mini chips on top and place in oven.
- Bake for 60-80 minutes. Time will vary depending on oven. Do not overcook, the middle should be almost set. Insert a toothpick into center and you should have a small amount of filling on toothpick
- Run knife around the edge and cool before removing the pan outer ring. Sprinkle remaining chopped Reeses miniatures and refrigerate overnight.
20 small servings = 13 carbs per serving
Lowery’s Bacon Curls in Original or Hot and Spicy
These are the absolute best! I serve them along with some homemade dip and a big tall glass of Diet Pepsi.
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Tagged bacon, dip, easy, low carb, lowcarb, pork, quick, rinds, skins, snack
These are made using low carb tortillas. No non-low carbers complained. This is a very tasty dish and higher carb low carb treat.
I followed no particular recipe, just tried to use lower carb ingredients.
Enchilada sauce or crushed tomatoes
Low Carb tortillas
Mexican blend cheese, shredded
Brown the ground beef and onion. Drain; add the enchilada seasonings and sauce (follow package instructions if using a prepackaged seasoning blend). Simmer beef mixture. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of beef into tortillas, roll up, place into 9 x 13 dish, sprinkle with shredded cheese and bake at 375 º until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
For the Enchiladas with a side of Caesar Salad, Lime, Avocado, Rotel Cheese dip and LC baked tortilla chips, see my low carb page here.
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Tagged cheese, chips, dip, enchiladas, low carb, mexicali, mexican, rotel, tex mex