Ingredients:1 package Maple-flavored Jimmy Dean pork sausage ( can use regular)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
½ cup fine bread crumbs
½ cup coarsely grated peeled tart baking apple
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
½ cup dijon mustard
¼ cup tomato sauce
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1. Combine sausage, egg, breadcrumbs, apple and cheese in a large mixing bowl; stir well. Shape into 4 dozen (1-inch) balls. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook in batches of 12 or 24, turning frequently until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain if desired, then return to skillet.
2. In a small bowl, combine mustard, tomato sauce, maple syrup and vinegar. Pour over sausage balls. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Transfer to slow cooker; serve hot with toothpicks.
Yield: 4 dozen
Destrie: good- he asked for seconds!