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George Jones

Honored w/ Sausage Balls

5/5/2013 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0503_george_jones_balls_getty_article George Jones is being honored with sausage ... lots and lots of sausage ... TMZ has learned.

Turns out, Jones wasn't just a country music legend -- he was also a huge fan of breakfast meat -- and even owned a sausage company sold locally through restaurants in Tennessee.

After he passed away, one of the restaurants that serves Jones' sausage decided to honor the singer's memory ... with a humongous meat event in George's honor.

The result? Brooks Shaw's Old Country Store in Jackson, TN whipped up more than 1,000 sausage balls -- George's own creation and favorite breakfast snack. 

The store even put together a batch for his widow Nancy.

The recipe is really quite simple -- mix together Jones' sausage, Bisquick, cheese, and milk ... then cook 'em for about 10 minutes.

0503_george_jones_balls_getty_subSounds like one tasty, tasty legacy he left behind.

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1.

BradDavis    

Harvey is a disrespectful fruit cake.

534 days ago
2.

TheMachine1    

I assume there being marinaded with whiskey.

534 days ago
3.

Mrugowsky    

He would have wanted it this way. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

534 days ago
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CN    

Doesn't everybody know this recipe? We have it every Christmas, next to the cookies. They're great!

534 days ago
5.

Fred Farkel    

That actually sounds pretty dang good...

534 days ago
6.

Rhino    

Look at the picture. Water is the new milk?

534 days ago
7.

Phreaky    

You don't put milk in sausage balls - LOL We make them every Christmas.

534 days ago
8.

Bob    

George would be spinin in his grave if he knew that he was being honoured with a sausage fest.

534 days ago
9.

Rotter    

I prefer Purnell's whole hog sausage. It goood!

534 days ago
10.

Mick    

Oh God, these oughta be illegal. I haven't made them in a long time but I used to have them as appetizers and they are insanely good. Not good for you, but GOOD. PS - I agree with others - no milk. Just sausage, Bisquick and cheddar cheese.

534 days ago
11.

Bob    

Seeing as hoe George had his own sausage company he probably wouldn't admit it, but, he would have loved Bob Evan's Hot and Zesty sausage - with Famous Daves Sweet & Zesty BBQ sauce.

533 days ago
12.

William j    

His nose resembles one of those sausage balls!!!!

533 days ago
13.

South Beach    

I don't normally eat that kind of food, but I'll tell you, those sausage balls are awesome.

533 days ago
14.

liz123    

I'm a huge fan of both George Jones & of sausage balls, but I have to tell you, TMZ, George did not create sausage balls. This recipe has been around for decades upon decades in the South. Geez. Misinformation in every story.

533 days ago
15.

Just Sayin     

Hehe You said balls.

533 days ago
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