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Beef Sausage Balls

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Ingredients
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Saltine crackers 14 , finely crushed to make 1/2 cup
  Finely chopped celery 3 Tablespoon
  Snipped parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground sage 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Dash
  Ground beef 3⁄4 Pound
  Bulk pork sausage 1⁄2 Pound
  Parmesan rice ring 1
  Tomato onion sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (adjust quantity as needed)
Directions

In bowl combine egg and milk.
Stir in cracker crumbs, celery, parsley, salt, sage, and pepper.
Add ground beef and pork sausage; mix well.
Shape into 1-inch meatballs.
Place in shal-low baking pan.
Bake in 375° oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
Drain off fat.
Place meatballs in center of parmesan rice ring and drizzle with some of the tomato onion sauce.
Pass remaining sauce.
Parmesan rice ring:
Combine 3 cups hot cooked rice and 1/4 cup snipped parsley.
Press lightly into a greased 5 1/2-cup ring mold.
Unmold at once onto oven-proof platter.
Combine 1 beaten egg and 1 tablespoon cooking oil; brush on ring.
Combine 3 tablespoons fine dry bread crumbs and 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese.
Sprinkle over ring.
Bake in 375° oven for 8 to 10 minutes or till golden brown.
Tomato onion sauce:
In saucepan cook 1/4 cup chopped onion in 1 tablespoon buffer till tender.
Stir in one 8-ouncecan tomato sauce, 1/4 cup water, 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, and dash of pepper.
Heat through.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Interest: 
Everyday
Servings: 
8

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