Super Bowl Sunday- time to pull out the stops for some touchdown apps. I hope all the foodies out there cut me some slack for this one and not hit me with a penalty. Here’s a family favorite that is the antithesis to vegan; paleos might even pale when see the ingredients. But I gotta tell you- bring a platter of these hotties to your next gathering and folks will vote you MVP.
My mother, sisters and I have tried to dress this one up numerous times- all with inferior results. This one looks like a dog. In fact family and friends refer to it lovingly as the “dog food appetizer”. Quell your instincts to upgrade the cheese, swap out the sausage or put it in a fancy phyllo cup. And please pass on the parsley. These unabashed appetizers will leave your guests undoubtedly howling for more.
Here are the ingredients for hot sausage appetizers.
Remember- save your judgment calls for the refs.
Start with a loaf of Party Rye.
Cut a loaf of Party Rye into triangles. Lightly toast in a 300 degree oven. Set aside.
In a large skillet brown the sausage and ground beef. Drain and set aside.
Cut the Velveeta cheese into cubes.
In the same now empty skillet melt the Velveeta over medium low heat, stirring frequently.
Add the sausage and ground beef and mix well.
Stir in the pepper and oregano.
Spread sausage/cheese mixture on toasted bread triangles, taking care to spread to edge.
Place on a cookie sheet, cover with plastic wrap then foil and freeze until solid. Place frozen canapés in Ziploc bags. To serve- thaw desired amount of sausage apps on a heavy baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for ten minutes or until hot and bubbly.
Betting these become your annual draft pick.