Cheesy Sausage Puffs

A yummy fast easy appetizer! Finger food, cheesy, and spicy if you like. This recipe can be varied to your taste. Take out the red pepper and add olives, make this one your own!

1/2 pound  breakfast sausage, crumbled and cooked
1 1/2 cups biscuit mix  (make your own recipe below)
1/4 cup diced fresh red pepper
pinch of red pepper flakes, ground (optional)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
7 tablespoons buttermilk

In a skillet, cook and crumble sausage until no longer pink; drain and cool. In a bowl, combine biscuit mix and cheese; stir in sausage, red pepper flakes, and red pepper. Add buttermilk and toss with fork until just moistened. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Scoop balls of 1 tablespoon of mixture onto a cookie sheet, one inch apart. bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Baked puffs can be frozen; reheated at 400 degrees for about 7 minutes. Serve alone or with ranch dressing.

Biscuit mix:

6 cups flour
6 tablespoons baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup vegetable shortening

Sift flour, baking powder,salt  into a large bowl 3 times. Cut in vegetable shortening until it resembles crumbs. Store in air tight container for up to 4 months. Use whenever recipe calls for “Bisquick” or you need a biscuit mix.

Bon appetite!
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