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This Pennsylvania Dutch recipe for Amish Sausage  Balls is so versatile! Whether as a crowd-pleasing appetizer or as a robust main  dish, the Amish country flavors come through as loud and clear as the sound of a  horse and buggy coming down a country road.


Yields: 26 to 28 balls


Cooking Time: 30 min

What You'll Need:
  • 1 pound Italian sausage, casing  removed
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable  oil
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy  sauce
  • 1/2 cup light brown  sugar
What To Do:
  1. In a large bowl, combine sausage, bread  crumbs, onion, and  egg; mix well then form into 1/2-inch balls.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil; brown sausage  balls 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium  bowl, combine  remaining ingredients; mix well. Pour over sausage balls, cover, reduce heat to  low, and simmer 20 to 25 minutes, or until no longer pink in center. Serve  immediately. 
  • These are traditionally served over rice or curly noodles. However, we  also found these perfect as an appetizer served on toothpicks.
  • If you want to make these ahead of time, that's fine. Just reheat on a baking sheet in a  250 degree oven.