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Amish Sausage Balls

(5 Votes)
YIELDS
26 to 28 balls
COOK TIME
30 Min

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.

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. 
Notes
  • 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.
     
  • If you liked this Amish recipe, be sure to try our Amish Beef Barley Soup!

Ratings & Comments

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I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

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Made this last week and my husband and I really enjoyed. Very tasty! My mother-in-law even tryed some and said it's her favorite of the new recipes I've tryed lately.

Meant to say are "not" real spicy eaters. When I end up making the sauce for these, I will probably add some "liquid smoke" flavor, also.

I purchased hot Italian and sweet Italian sausage and combined to tone down the hot, as some family members are real spicy eaters. Have made the balls and placed them on a cookie sheet to bake in the oven. I am then going to freeze them and will have them to take out when I want to make the sauce and put them in it. I can also use them in spaghetti sauce. Will post later as to how this works. Made a double recipe of meatballs.

Great recipes love watching Mr Food on T V

Very good!. Yes, they are not traditional Amish. However, on television he stated these were their take on the Amish version.

I love this recipe!

I totally agree with prettygoodcook. I see nothing Amish in this recipe. I was raised in Amish country and never knew that sect to make anything like this. However, it sounds good Amish or not.

Excellent....that's all I can say about it.

We love Italian Sausage and I will make this recipe soon; but I doubt that any of the Amish in my acquaintance ever use Italian sausage or even soy sauce. They make their own wonderful sausage (from their own pigs) with minimal seasonings - it's wonderful, too, but theirs and Italian each stand alone on their own merits, in my opinion. I will probably label this recipe "Mr. Food's Italian Balls" when I print it out and put in my 3-ring binder of MANY Mr. Food recipes (as well as other web sites). Thank you, Mr. Food, for adding so many good recipes for wonderful foods to our lives!

This is the same sauce I use for egg roll dipping sauce (duck sauce). Definite Asian flair of the sweet and sour.

I think this is a super recipe whether you are entertaining a crowd or just a family dinner. From appetiser to basic meal.......very versatile!!!!

Just made this. Did the meat a bit differently, however, the sauce was the bomb. Everyone loved it. Would recommend the dish and will make it again..

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