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When I'm entertaining, I like to serve a variety of hot sandwiches like cheese bean sauce, fried okra, and these little bacon-wrapped smoked meats. They are easy to make and people always go crazy for them!
Bacon-wrapped smokies are a classic snack for good reason – they're hearty, fun to eat, and totally delicious! My version uses a sweet and salty seasoning to take flavors to the next level.
How are bacon-wrapped smokies made?
Start by cutting the bacon slices into thirds. Wrap each piece of bacon around a little smoked and roll it in brown sugar and spices. Secure the bacon to the sausages with toothpicks. Bake the smoked ones until the bacon is crispy. Add a pinch of parsley, then serve and enjoy.
Tips for the perfect smoked bacon wrapped
- Any flavor of small cocktail sausages will work. I have used apple and chicken mini sausages with excellent results. You can also cut sausages or full-size sausages into smaller pieces and use them if you prefer.
- Don't use thick cut bacon for this recipe. Thick-cut bacon takes much longer to cook and crisp.
- You can serve these bacon-wrapped smokes as-is, or add a sauce on the side, such as barbecue sauce or tomato sauce.
- These sausages are best served hot from the oven. You can store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or on the stove until the bacon is crisp.
- You can leave the chopsticks to serve, or remove the chopsticks for a more elegant presentation.
Are the small smoked ones already cooked?
The small smoked ones are pre-cooked when you buy them. In this recipe, you are simply reheating the sausages in the oven, as well as cooking the bacon.
These little bacon-wrapped smoked meats are delicious as-is, but you can change the flavor profile if you prefer a different flavor.
- Mexican style: Use 1/2 cup of brown sugar together with 1 1/2 teaspoons of chili powder. You can use chili powder if you prefer a little spice.
- Cajun style: Mix brown sugar with 1 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning.
- BBQ Style: Try topping your smokes with my homemade barbecue sauce, or mix 1-2 teaspoons of store-bought dough in 1/2 cup of brown sugar. You can also drizzle the smoked meats with barbecue sauce as they cook.
I love how easy this recipe is to prepare, and the end result is a sweet and smoky snack that will satisfy even the biggest appetites. While this dish is generally served as an appetizer, I am even known for serving these little treats as a main dish with mashed potatoes or rice and a green vegetable on the side.
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More delicious snack ideas
- Taco sauce
- Fried wontons
- Shrimp with coconut
- baked brie cheese
- Cajun shrimp dip
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These bacon-wrapped smoked meats are bacon-wrapped cocktail sausages, then topped with brown sugar and spices and baked to perfection. An easy snack option that is ideal for feeding a large crowd.
Preparation time: 20 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Total time: 50 minutes
Servings: 15 Calories: 223kcal
- 12 ounces small smoked
- 1 pound of bacon do not use thick cut bacon
- 1/2 cup brown sugar I use light brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
- Cooking spray
- 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat skillet with cooking spray.
- Place the brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper in a bowl. Stir to combine.
- Cut each slice of bacon into thirds.
- Wrap each little smoke in a piece of bacon, then roll the smoke in the brown sugar mixture.
- Place a toothpick through the small smoker to secure the bacon.
- Repeat the process with the remaining smokies. Put them all in the pan.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Flip the smokes over, then bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until the bacon is crisp.
- Place smoked meats on serving plate. Remove toothpicks if desired. Sprinkle with parsley, then serve.
Calories :: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 434 mg | Potassium: 109mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 11 IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1 mg