Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sage Sausage Bites with Balsamic Mango Dip

Some days instead of planning a full meal we will just graze. I make a bunch of appetizers and we sit around playing board games or watching movies all day. The next few posts are from one of those days. I was so wrapped up in our game of Mexican Train I forgot to take a picture.
Sage Sausage Bites with Balsamic Mango Dip
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1 1/4 pounds bulk hot Italian sausage meat
3 Tbsp chopped fresh sage
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 cup mango chutney
1/2 cup spicy brown mustard
1 cup Italian bread crumbs
Preheat the oven to 425 F.
In a mixing bowl, combine sweet sausage and chopped sage.
In a pot, add oil and onion. Saute the onion for 1 minute. Add balsamic vinegar and reduce by half. Remove vinegar from heat and combine with mango chutney and spicy mustard. Stir until mustard is fully incorporated. Dip will be glossy and brown in color.
Add 2 tablespoonfuls of mango dip to mixture sausage and combine. Form meat into bite size balls, coat in bread crumbs then place on a foil lined baking sheet.  Bake 15 to 17 minutes, until evenly browned, turning occasionally. Drain, then serve with party picks for the dip.

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