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great balls of fire

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Debbie Quimby
Vicksburg, MS

I ain't talking Jerry Lee Lewis here. These little appetizers can have quite a kick. The degree of "hotness" depends on the amount of Tabasco and cayenne pepper used. If you're like most of my family, you'll say "bring on the heat!" But be careful, too much can lead to increased beverage consumption.

(1 rating)
yield 75 -100 appetizers

Ingredients For great balls of fire

  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    tabasco sauce, or to your taste
  • 1 c
    margarine, softened
  • 3/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper, or to your taste
  • 1/2 lb
    sharp cheddar cheese, grated fine
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 pkg
    little smokies cocktail sausages

How To Make great balls of fire

  • 1
    Thoroughly mix together all ingredients except sausage to form a dough.
  • 2
    Cut each sausage into three pieces. Shape a small amount of dough around each piece of sausage and roll into a ball.
  • 3
    Place sausage ball on greased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes or until dough is lightly golden.