Sausage balls ARE Christmas to me. Such an old school recipe that never actually gets old - I simply insist they're at every gathering! I wanted to amp them up a bit last year though, giving them the Cooktales twist, and this recipe was the big winner! Chorizo and Smoked Gouda... seriously y'all, just think about that for a second. Heaven.
1 pound chorizo - room temperature
1 pound Jimmy Dean hot sausage - room temperature
5 cups shredded Smoked Gouda - room temperature
4 cups biscuit baking mix
* This recipe makes an extra large batch, but balls can be cooked and frozen for a later use. For a frozen batch, just reheat for 8 to 10 minutes in a 400 degree oven.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the room temperature chorizo, hot sausage, cheese, and baking mix until thoroughly combined. Using a miniature ice cream scoop (or a spoon) form sausage balls - they should be about 2 tablespoons in size. Place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden in color. Serve warm or at room temperature.