Brown Sugar Smokies
Mini smoked sausages disappear extra quickly when blanketed in crisp bacon and topped with a brown-sugar glaze.
Time consuming but it is well worth it! The brown sugar and bacon grease combine beautifully and give such a great taste.
This sweet, creamy sauce is the perfect accompaniment to smokies.
I LOVE this recipe also but I make it even better by adding a small amount of chili powder (seasoning) to the brown sugar...shake together and coat the smokies and bacon. It gives this recipe an extra layer of flavor!
OOOOHHHH MMMMMYYYYY these are tasty! They are like heart attacks on a stick, but you just can't stop eating them! I made them for a Christmas party and everyone raved about them. My husband has requested that I make them for appetizers on Christmas Day at my parents house. What I did was put a bunch of brown sugar in a mixing bowl, cut the bacon strips into 1/3rds, and mix them together in the bowl. Then I just pulled them out as I needed to wrap the smokies. I secured each smokie with a toothpick and marinated overnight. I placed them in a broiler pan and drizzled the brown sugar liquid that had formed in the bottom of the marinade dish on top of the smokies. I then sprinkled more brown sugar on top of that. Do NOT skimp on the brown sugar - that is what makes these so darn good.
I made this recipe twice in the last 2 weeks for gatherings - both times there were no leftovers. This recipe is very easy - the first time I made them I dredged the smokies and the bacon in the brown sugar before rolling, then let them sit in the fridge overnight. The second time I just rolled them without dredging, threw them in a freezer bag, poured in a bunch of brown sugar, and put them in the fridge for a day before broiling them. Both times they turned out great. I rated this 4 stars just because I'm not a huge smokie fan - but my guests seemed to love them!
This recipe is perfect for the slow cooker...just wrap the smokies, and layer in the pot. Once I get two layers in, I add a thin layer of brown sugar and continue with a layer of smokies and brown sugar until I run out of smokies or run out of room! Just let them cook for a few hours and you're all set.
DELICIOUS!!! Took other suggestions and coated bacon and smokies w/ brown sugar first - then coated again in more brown sugar once bacon was wrapped around smokies. Definately use a broiler pan. Skewers really do make this much easier to deal with. These were a huge hit!
OMG! My #1 top appetizer! I made these for Christmas 2011 when everyone was coming over (in addition to cheese dip, Costco Spinach/Artichoke dip and Trader Joe Jalapeno cheese) I used two packages of Little Smokies and two pkgs of all natural bacon. Cut each bacon strip in 3 pieces. Didn't really take that long to wrap. Did this the night before and put them all in a big plastic bag with a bunch of brown sugar and put all that in a bowl and refrigerated overnight. Cooked the next day with the whole contents of the plastic bag plus extra brown sugar. I did not have to turn them. They went fast!