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This Mexican version of classic sausage balls combines chorizo and Sargento Cheese to make an appetizer or brunch dish with a kick that is sure to impress.
If your life is anything like mine, the rest of the year will be an exciting time full of holidays parties with friends, family, and coworkers. Heaven knows you can’t show up for any of the parties empty-handed, but making appetizers week after week for the entire holiday season can be exhausting!
The best way to tackle the task is to go with effortless finger foods like sausage balls that, as an added bonus, can be made ahead and frozen for events down the road.
Chorizo Sausage Balls
Sausage balls are a bit of a tradition for our family. Not only do we make them for parties, but they are also what we eat Christmas morning to hold us over until “the big meal.”
They’re taken out of the freezer in the morning, put on a pan and warmed in the oven. Then tossed into a basket to take into the living room to be munched on while opening presents. How easy is that?
This version is a little twist on the classic sausage balls. We replaced the usual sausage with flavorful Mexican chorizo and in place of the classic cheddar we used Sargento® Shreds 4 Cheese Mexican Blend. Find a coupon to save at Publix below! We added cumin, chili powder, and red pepper flakes to give it that kick and the flavors are out of this world!
Chorizo bites are so easy to make
When I tell you these sausage balls easy to make, I’m not kidding. All you have to do is combine all the ingredients in a big bowl, and shape them into little 1-inch balls.
Put them on a greased cookie sheet, and bake them at 350 until slightly browned on the bottom. Voila! They’re plenty moist and tasty on their own, but if you want something to dip them in, they’re great with a little chipotle ranch!
Sargento® Shreds 4 Cheese Mexican blend is shredded fresh off blocks of real, natural cheese. It’s so perfect for these sausage balls with chorizo! We’ve even got a deal for you when you do your grocery shopping at Publix! Click here for your $1 off 2 Sargento Shreds Coupon!
Chorizo Bites with Cheese
- 1 lb. chorizo sausage removed from casings and allowed to sit at room temperature 15-20 min.
- 1 Lb. 4 Cheese Mexican Sargento Shredded two packages
- 3-¼ cup Bisquick or similar baking mix
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 3-4 shakes of red pepper flakes optional, and according to desired heat
- Mix all ingredients in large mixing bowl with hands (using food prep gloves) until well blended.
- Shape loosely into approximately 1” balls and place on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper or sprayed with non-stick spray) with about 1” of space between each ball.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned on bottom.
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These chorizo balls look delicious. I love chorizo so definitely trying these!
Chorizo is a favorite of ours too. Thanks, Julia!
Lauren Vavala | DeliciousLittleBites says
This is such a fun idea! I love the use of baking mix to make these tasty little bites!
They are super easy!
Sally Humeniuk says
These chorizo bites look so tasty! Great (and cute) little appetizers, love the ingredients-looks totally easy but flavorful.
Indeed they are! Thanks, Sally!
Chef Markus Mueller says
These look like perfect little appetizers for the upcoming holiday season! Chorizo and cheese are always a good mix!
Exactly! Thanks, Markus!
Jacqueline Debono says
Love the idea of these spicy chorizo cheese bites! Definitely want to give these a try the next time I need appetizers!
Thanks, Jacqueline. They’re awesome for brunch too.
avis prede says
Is any liquid required to hold these together?
No, Avis, there’s not. The moisture from the cheese and the sausage is all that is needed.
Is this the mexi can chorizo that is so soft and greasy when cooked up, or the firmer chorizo from lousiana?
Mark Tyler says
Way to breast and dry. 1/2 or 1/4 of Bisquick?
I’m afraid I don’t understand your comment, Mark. Maybe you could explain further and give us a chance to help you with the recipe. We’d love for you to reconsider that one star rating.
Hi, so you use 2 pounds of cheese and one pound of chorizo?
No, it’s one pound of each. The cheese comes in 8 ounce packages and we use 2 of those for a total of one pound.
MicheLLe M. says
Super bland! I love chorizo so I was so stoked to make these. Sounds delicious in theory but the flavor of the chorizo got completely lost! 😕 I also used pepper jack cheese for a little kick which helped. May try again but will mix half sausage & half chorizo. Maybe a little taco seasoning? 🤷🏻♀️
Michelle, did you add chili powder, cumin (which is what is in taco seasoning) and the red pepper flakes that the recipe calls for? It’s hard to imagine your sausage balls would be “super bland” with all of those spices. We would appreciate you re-checking whether you followed the recipe and reconsider that 1 star rating. It can really hurt a cooking site like ours.