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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