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smoked sausage balls topped with jalapenos on metal pan

Smoked Sausage Balls

Smoked Sausage Balls are tender, cheesy meatballs with sausage, jalapeños, and pepperjack cheese cooked in the Big Green Egg kamado cooker, grill, or electric smoker to smoky perfection. Served with honey mustard for dipping, these smoked meatballs are busting with flavor.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, BBQ
Servings 24 balls
Calories 166 kcal


  • 1 lb bulk breakfast sausage
  • 4 oz cream cheese cubed
  • 8 oz pepperjack cheese shredded
  • 2 cups Bisquick baking mix
  • ½ cup pickled jalapeño slices
  • ¼ cup mustard
  • 2 Tbsp honey to taste


  • Using clean hands, combine the sausage, cream cheese, pepperjack, and Bisquick in a large mixing bowl. It takes some elbow grease (and ~8-10 minutes), but ultimately the fat from the sausage absorbs the baking mix and the dough comes together.
  • Form the dough into 2-inch balls. Top each with slices of jalapeno.
  • Set up the Big Green Egg, grill, or electric smoker for smoking over indirect heat according to the manufacturer's instructions. Heat to 250°F.
  • Put the sausage balls to smoke 25 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the center of a ball registers 155°F. Remove from the heat (balls will continue to cook a bit once removed from the heat).
  • In a small bowl, combine the honey and mustard.
  • Serve smoked sausage balls with honey mustard for dipping. Yields 24-25 balls.


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Calories: 166kcal (8%) | Carbohydrates: 9g (3%) | Protein: 6g (12%) | Fat: 11g (17%) | Saturated Fat: 5g (31%) | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg (10%) | Sodium: 375mg (16%) | Potassium: 29mg (1%) | Sugar: 2g (2%) | Calcium: 140mg (14%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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