Bacon + Sausage = Love

posted by Andrea | 05/13/2014
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bacon wrapped sausage bites

This past weekend, we hosted a brunch for both our immediate families — mainly to celebrate Simon’s baptism (more on that tomorrow) but also to celebrate Mother’s Day.

We had lots of yummy brunch foods including these blueberry muffins, these banana chocolate chip muffins, and this fruit salad — but I think the favorite menu item (especially for the guys) was bacon-wrapped sausage bites.

Yes, that’s right… a recipe that combines two of my favorite breakfast meats into one bite-size morsel, coated with a delicious brown sugar glaze!

These delectable treats are the perfect addition to any brunch menu. They also make fabulous appetizers… and they couldn’t be simpler to make!

Recipe for Bacon-Wrapped Sausage Bites:

Makes about 40 sausage bites

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 14 oz. package of mini smoked sausage links
  • 1 c. brown sugar

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375*F
  • Cut slices of bacon into 3 or 4 pieces
  • Dip each slice of bacon into brown sugar; pressing to coat both sides.
  • Wrap each bacon slice around one sausage link and secure with a toothpick .
  • Line up sausages on a large RIMMED baking pan (I usually line it with aluminum foil for easy clean up)
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, or until bacon is cooked and crispy.

After they are cooked, you can either serve them immediately or put them in a slow cooker on low (or warm) until you’re ready to eat.

The only downside of this recipe is the grease in the pan — I usually line the pan with aluminum foil before baking and then let the grease solidify before I clean it up.

These are so delicious and they taste fabulous with almost any main dish (especially breakfast foods!)

I made about 7 dozen bites for our 14 guests and we only had a few left at the end of our brunch — I think it’s safe to say they went over well!

Also, in case you’re wondering, the leftovers taste delicious straight out of the fridge — you don’t even need to warm them up again 🙂

What are your favorite brunch recipes?

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4 comments

  1. Pat

    05/14/2014

    We love those things! I have made some of these up minus toothpicks and the brown sugar and put them in the freezer for a later time. It was nice to take them out of freezer a few hours before you wanted them, roll in brown sugar and bake. They stay together great without the toothpicks.

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  2. beth engelsma

    05/13/2014

    andrea–we don’t use toothpicks–they stay together just fine–especially if you use 1/3 slice of bacon–and we don’t put brown sugar on until they are all in the pan and then we just sprinkle it over the whole business and bake for about 45 minutes–we never can make enough… and you can always eat one more–at least i can–thanks for a great site–appreciate that you don’t use bad language–beth

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  3. Aa.

    05/13/2014

    Tortilla rolls. You can basically fiil it with anything: tuna salad, chicken salad, etc, then you cut slices and it also looks so pretty! You can search some idea on internet.

    I also like pies, but I cut it into small squares, so they would be easy to it, but it takes a little bit longer to cook.

    We also make something like a cake, but we do not use sugar, but bacon, cheeses, mushrooms and peppers. I don’t know how to translate, I don’t have a recipe, but you can turn them into muffins, they come as salty muffins.

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  4. Martha

    05/13/2014

    My 21 year old son and I have been making these for several years using brown and serve sausages cut in half. Some we drizzle with maple syrup, others the brown sugar like yours and the rest we leave plain. Always a hit and never any left over.

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