Meat Cookies 2022

THIS YEAR I continued my experimentation with Mom’s Sausage and Cheese balls. I think this year is the best I’ve come up with.

  • 20 oz (two packages) Longaniza Sausage (it’s kinda like chorizo but much more firm).
  • 2 lbs shredded cheese (I used a cheddar jack blend)
  • 1 small box Jiffy cornbread mix
  • 1 cup or so of bisquick or other baking mix (I used Jiffy’s mix)
  • Spicy Salsa
  1. In a skillet, brown the meat a little while breaking it up. This causes the meat to release some oils and add a few Maillard reactions to the mix. No need to cook this all the way to crispy. Do not drain.
  2. Transfer the sausage to a mixing bowl and all all other ingredients.
  3. Combine thoroughly. Then refrigerate for a couple of hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 425.
  5. Make balls about 1 inch in diameter. Place them on a baking sheet about 1 inch apart.
  6. Bake for 30 mins.

Makes about 3 dozens.

Author: Huw Raphael

A Dominican Tertiary living in San Francisco, CA. He is almost 59. He feeds the homeless as a parochial almoner and is studying to be a Roman Catholic Deacon. He is learning modern Israeli Hebrew and enjoys cooking, keto, cats, long urban hikes, and SF Beer Week.

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