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here I will be musing about my passions in life which include all things vintage, baking, decorating, gardening, my family, faith........

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sausage Bites

I am going to say this right up front because you will surely think it once you see the pictures.

This delicious appetizer looks like dog food on toast!

Oh, but are they ever good!

This is a recipe I have had since the 80's and have used it on and off over the years. It is a quick, easy recipe and a total crowd pleaser! Recently I have had a craving for all things with Velveeta so I have made this a lot lately. I thought it was time to share it.

Sausage Bites

Heat oven to 425

1 - 2 sleeves of Party Rye  (your choice of kind...I used Jewish Rye) each piece cut on the diagonal, if desired
1 pound ground beef
1 pound HOT italian sausage (removed from casing)
1/2 of the 2 lb. loaf of Velveeta cheese, cut into cubes

Brown the meats together and drain. Add the Velveeta and melt all together. Spread on the bread.
Cook in oven till brown.

Serve right out of the oven and enjoy!

Some pics of the process.....

After the cheese is melted in the meat it really looks like dog food! You can freeze it at this point. It makes enough for about 1 1/2 sleeves of the party rye.

Put enough meat on the bread for a good mouthful but not too much that it falls off!

Nothin' fussy about this appetizer....serve it on a paper plate. Guys love it!

AnnMarie xo

I am sharing this recipe with these fun blog parties:


  1. WOW!! I can see how this can be a fun appetizer to make, for sure. :-)

  2. I think guys will eat anything that's hot enough to burn all taste bud sensation. It's the "macho" thing to do.

  3. Sounds like something I would like. I need several of those for lunch right now. :D
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. I think it looks like food porn! Great pictures and it sounds yummy!

  5. I bet it was good!! Blessings, Catherine

  6. It does look like dog food a little, but it does look yummy!

  7. Looks good. I bet my husband would love this!

  8. Your comment about it looking like dog food on toast gave me the giggles :) Sometimes the best tasting food it the food that doesn't look so appetizing - will have to try this.

    Enjoy the upcoming weekend!

  9. I love these & have been making them since the 80's, too.....on those mini loaves of rye bread from the deli. I like how you did the half slices - a new twist I can try! Yummy as always, AnnMarie! Thank you....

  10. I know a lot of men that would love that appetizer. Of course my dog would love it too!
    Kidding, you are a fabulous cook and that is the kind of crowd pleaser that is perfect for summer time nights!

  11. These look so good. I'm so happy that you made them to share with everyone.
    Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly

  12. Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again next week!

  13. looks delish! Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop ♥

  14. My hubby just loves sausage! He would probably love this, too! I'll bet you are having fun this spring with finding vintage... we went to the Jersey shore and ran into a big sale the whole town was participating in. So much for vacation! LOL

  15. Hi Ann Marie,
    We are featuring this post at this weeks link party. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe with Adorned From Above's Link Party.
    Have a great week.

  16. Great recipe, I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  17. Oh yum, those look yummy. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!


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