Sausage Shorties with Pepper Bacon Ranch Dipping Sauce

February 8, 2013

Dubbed Sausage Shorties, these cheese stuffed sausage bites are a fan favorite around my house.  With only five ingredients total including the bacon ranch dipping sauce, they couldn’t be simpler to make but they sure are packed with flavor!

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Sausage Shorties with Pepper Bacon Ranch Dipping Sauce

Sausage Shorties

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb package of regular breakfast sausage
  • 1 individually wrapped stick of pepper jack cheese (approx. 8 ounces) cut into eight strips
  • 2 tbsp. of your favorite dry rub seasoning
  • ¾ cup bacon ranch dipping sauce (recipe follows)

 

Instructions:

Preheat the grill to medium-high.  Divide sausage in to 8 2-ounce portions.  Cover one strip of cheese with a single portion of sausage and roll into an oval shape making sure the cheese is fully encased (editor’s note: I like to pinch each end so they look like mini footballs).

 

Bacon Ranch Dipping Sauce

Ingredients:

1/4 cup Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® dressing

2 slices thick cut pepper bacon, pre-cooked and blended until finely ground

Instructions:

Mix both ingredients well and refrigerate until ready to serve.

- Clint Cantwell, Grilling.com Editor

 

 

 

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