Barry John’s crispy apple and cranberry sausage stuffing balls

Recipe by Shane Smith


(Makes 14)

2tbsp oil

2tbsp butter

One medium onion, chopped

500g Barry John's Apple & Cranberry sausage meat

70g breadcrumbs

Seven slices of streaky bacon


Preheat your oven to 200C/180C fan/ 400F/Gas 6.

Add the oil and butter to a pan and heat until the butter has melted.

To this add the chopped onions and cook for five minutes until they are soft and translucent. Set aside to cool.

In a mixing bowl, add the Barry Johns Apple & Cranberry sausage meat, breadcrumbs and the cooled cooked onions.

Mix together and roll into 14 balls.

Cut your streaky bacon into strips and wrap each stuffing ball.

Place these on a roasting tray and pop into the hot oven and bake for 30-35 minutes.

Remove and allow to cool slightly before serving.

Delicious served with a side of cranberry sauce.


Shane Smith from Lavey can be seen on Today with Maura and Daithí on RTE One.

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