Appetizer Recipes – Bacon Wrapped Lil’ Smokies with Brown Sugar

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I love football. Growing up in a family that gathered around the t.v. every Saturday to watch Ohio State football, it has always been a big part of my life. Now that I live in Texas, it can be hard to watch OSU ball, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t still follow online and stream the game when I can. If you’re an Ohio State fan, you know which game I speak of when I say “the” game. That means that I’m usually looking for amazing appetizer recipes and tailgating recipes to serve for game day! After all, you can’t cheer your team without great food, now can you? These bacon wrapped Lil’ Smokies with brown sugar are perfect!

Bacon Wrapped Lil' Smokies with Brown Sugar - Looking for an amazing appetizer recipe for any occasion? This Bacon Wrapped Lil' Smokies with Brown Sugar recipe is just what you need! Quick and easy, budget friendly and oh so good!

This appetizer recipe is one of my favorites simply because they are so easy to make! Bacon wrapped Lil’ Smokies with brown sugar are a staple at a lot of parties and that ease is part of the reason. They’re also super budget friendly! You can make a batch for less than $10.00 usually. I love cheap recipes and know you do too! Cheap, easy and delicious are all right up my alley when I’m talking about food!

Bacon Wrapped Lil’ Smokies with Brown Sugar

Even if you’re not having a party soon, these bacon wrapped Lil’ Smokies with brown sugar make a fantastic snack recipe! We’ve made them for family movie night, family game night and more! They freeze well so if you’re looking for freezer recipes that can be used as after school snacks or something of that sort, they’re a perfect fit for you! My daughter has loved Lil’ Smokies since she was tiny which means that these are often requested as an easy dinner too! Add a side and you’ve got a very inexpensive family meal that everyone will love!

Looking for an amazing appetizer recipe for any occasion? This Bacon Wrapped Lil' Smokies with Brown Sugar recipe is just what you need! Quick and easy, budget friendly and oh so good!

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To prep, cut each piece of bacon in half and preheat your oven to 350°F.

Looking for an amazing appetizer recipe for any occasion? This Bacon Wrapped Lil' Smokies with Brown Sugar recipe is just what you need! Quick and easy, budget friendly and oh so good!

Wrap each sausage with a piece of bacon and secure in place using a toothpick. If the pieces of bacon cut in half are still too long, feel free to cut them into thirds instead. You want the bacon to wrap around the sausage completely but not have enough overlap that you end up wrapping it more than once.

Place each sausage on a baking sheet then sprinkle each one with a large pinch of brown sugar. Bake in your pre-heated oven for 45-50 minutes or until the bacon is crispy, the sausages are hot and the brown sugar has melted/caramelized.

Looking for an amazing appetizer recipe for any occasion? This Bacon Wrapped Lil' Smokies with Brown Sugar recipe is just what you need! Quick and easy, budget friendly and oh so good!

 

 

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While the sausages are baking, mix the ketchup, mustard, hot sauce and garlic together in a medium mixing bowl. Chill the sauce until your bacon wrapped Lil’ Smokies with brown sugar are done. Serve the sauce on the side or pour it over the baking dish. If you want your sauce to have a bit more kick, consider using a spicy brown mustard instead. I usually make a batch with regular yellow mustard and a batch with spicy so each person can choose which flavor they prefer.

See how easy that was? Super easy and oh…so…good!

Appetizer Recipes - Bacon Wrapped Lil' Smokies with Brown Sugar
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1lb sausages
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Little Smokies cocktail Sausages
  • 12 oz Bacon
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Mustard
  • 1 tsp Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp minced Garlic
Instructions
  1. Cut bacon strips in half or thirds.
  2. Wrap each sausage in bacon and secure with toothpick.
  3. Place on baking sheet and sprinkle with brown sugar.
  4. Bake at 350° F for 45-50 minutes or until bacon is crispy and sausages are hot.
  5. Mix remaining ingredients together to make dipping sauce.
  6. Serve sauce on side or pour over entire baking sheet to coat.

 

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