Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Sausage is a Holiday tradition!

Local farmer, Freddie Currin, recently passed away, but his family sausage recipe lives on! His family recipe is legendary in our area and we keep our stock in good supply here at Red Hill General Store. Nothing compares to locally grown, ground pork with a delicious, secret blend of herbs and spices! 

Sausage is a key ingredient in many holiday dishes you'll find on the table this time of year.

Here's a quick recipe for sausage balls - a popular Christmas appetizer in the South! If you have a lot of cooking to do this season, check out our great deals on bulk baking mix! You'll save yourself unnecessary trips back to the grocery store.

Holiday Sausage Balls Recipe
3 cups baking mix
1 pound sausage at room temperature
4 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
Combine all ingredients in a mixer until evenly combined. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a baking sheet about an inch apart. Bake at 350 degrees in a preheated oven for 20 - 25 minutes until lightly browned.

Stuffed mushrooms are also a big hit for the holidays. Adding a little sausage to the filling gives them a yummy zip! A good, sturdy cast iron skillet is perfect to use to cook the sausage for these tasty bites!

Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe
24 large mushrooms, stems removed
1 pound sausage
1 onion, finely diced
4 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
1 teaspoon fresh chopped parsley

Hollow out mushrooms with a spoon and set the scrapings aside. Cook the sausage and onions over medium high heat in a skillet until the sausage is browned through. Reduce the heat to medium and add in the mushroom scrapings, garlic, cheese and breadcrumbs. Mix together well in the skillet and cook for 2 minutes, stirring the mixture frequently. Spoon the sausage mixture into the hollowed out mushroom caps and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Bake at 375 degrees in a preheated oven for 12-15 minutes. 

Sausage is such a versatile ingredient! From breakfast casseroles to tacos, you can't go wrong!

Bon appetit and Happy Holidays!

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