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BACON WRAPPED SMOKIES

Ingredients

  • 1 12-ounce package Hillshire Farm Lit'l Smokies
  • 1/2 pound bacon, regular slice
  • 1 C dark brown sugar
  • 2 TBLS chili powder
  • 2 tsp cracked black pepper
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Sweet…Savory…Salty…all rolled into one lovely bite! Another perfect offering for your party guests. Definitely adding this one to my Super Bowl Party blog. I saw a few recipes on Pinterest for these and want to give someone the credit for creating, but there were quite a few. So, whoever had the genius to invent these…kudos to you! I did, however, use my own seasoning combination.

You can prep these ahead of time and bake just before game time. They are relatively simple to make with virtually no cleanup. They can even be served at room temperature…hell…I just ate one out of the fridge! You will need toothpicks. So go grab a package or two of Hillshire Farm Lit’l Smokies and let’s get wrapping!

Feel free to alter the heat level. I used chili powder, but you can also add in a bit of cayenne if that’s your jam. I just love the smokiness from the sausages and the bacon paired with the chili powder and cracked black pepper. Oh…and the brown sugar…the perfect marriage.

a wooden platter of bacon wrapped smokies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove the smokies from the package. Rinse and pat dry. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Cut the bacon strips just long enough to wrap around the sausage. Wrap the bacon strips around each sausage and secure with toothpicks.

In a bowl, combine the brown sugar, chili powder and cracked black pepper. Mix well. Sprinkle about half or more of the mixture on top of the bacon wrapped sausages.

Place pan in oven. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes or until the bottom of each is browned. Flip. Apply another coat of the brown sugar mixture to the top of each bacon wrapped smokie. Continue baking until the bacon is fully-cooked, crispy and the entire surface is nice and caramelized.

a sheet pan of bacon wrapped smokies

Carefully remove the toothpicks. Serve and ENJOY!!!

a wooden platter of bacon wrapped smokies

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