Sauerkraut Sausage Balls

Sauerkraut Sausage Balls


"This is a delightful appetizer that can be made ahead of time and heated when guests arrive. Spicy pork sausage and beef will never know what hit them when you blend them with sauerkraut and a cream cheese mixture, then deep fry them to mouthwatering golden perfection."


2 h 50 m servings 419 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 15 servings



  • Calories:
  • 419 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 31 g
  • 48%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.3g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 11 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 977 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place spicy ground pork sausage, onion and dried beef in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until sausage is evenly brown and onions are soft, about 10 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Mix sauerkraut, prepared mustard, parsley, cream cheese and garlic salt with the sausage mixture. Cover and chill in the refrigerator approximately 2 hours.
  3. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. Place flour in a small bowl. Blend milk and egg together in another small bowl. Place seasoned bread crumbs in a medium bowl.
  5. Roll the chilled sausage mixture into 1 inch balls. Dredge sausage balls one at a time in flour, the egg and milk mixture and the bread crumbs.
  6. In small batches deep fry sausage balls in the preheated oil until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve warm, or freeze for later use.


  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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  1. 18 Ratings


These were outstanding! I took them to a church function and was asked over and over for the recipe! The only tip I would offer not skip the egg wash step. I just rolled the balls in bre...

You've never tasted anything like this! I was looking for a unique appetizer, and this one hit the spot. I didn't think they were too time-consuming at all - especially after all the rave revi...

They are time consuming, but if time isn't a problem, they are so worth it. Everyone loved them. I used thousand island dressing as a dip for them. YUMMY!!!

Love the recipe. Instead of rolling them into balls I used the mixture and put inside premade eggroll wrappers and fried them. It was much cleaner than the flour egg frying and they are delish! ...

Followed recipe exactly. It kept falling apart when trying to form into balls. Had to fill sink with ice water to help. Made a dip with avocado and ranch dressing, but it didn't help.

I made these for a work party for the holidays and received rave reviews. I gave this recipe 4 stars because it is SO time consuming. I made these over a 2-day period. Also, I wouldn't make t...

These are amazing! Time consuming but so worth it. They taste exaclty like what they are... sausage and sauerkraut. I used garlic powder instead of garlic salt because I do not cook with salt wh...

Mmmm... good! Mine turned out a bit spicy as I used my homemade breakfast sausage and spiced it up - a lil heavy on the cayenne I think! I used my homemade sauerkraut chopped finely in a process...

Love this recipe. Easy and tasty. Thanks George