1 2lb of your favorite Country Sausage
1 1/2 cups Loveless Biscuit Mix (or other all-purpose baking mix)
16 oz (4 cups) shredded Jalapeno Jack cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped seeded fresh Jalapeno peppers
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 t minced garlic
1 t chili powder
1 t cayenne pepper (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl; stir well. Form into 1″ balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet; bake 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven; cool 5 minutes before removing from pan. Serve with cocktail forks or toothpicks.
Note: may be prepared ahead and frozen uncooked. To bake from frozen; thaw on baking sheet 15 minutes;bake in preheated oven 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Variation; for firmer texture, add 3 cups baking mix and 2 cups shredded cheese to ingredients listed above. May replace fresh Jalapenos with canned.
makes about 6 dozen; variation – 9 dozen