Brown Sugar Smokies

Whenever my cherished companions gather, the festivities feel incomplete without the presence of these exquisite bacon-wrapped smokies. While their allure is undeniable, it’s wise to savor them in moderation, particularly if you’re mindful of cholesterol levels. Isn’t it comforting that a nibble or two won’t derail the balance? To elevate the experience, consider incorporating a touch of cheese – a delightful option to further tantalize the taste buds. With a resounding chorus of flavors and textures, these smokies are unquestionably a culinary adventure that begs to be embarked upon. As a personal testament, I’ve already savored the magic twice, and the results were nothing short of astonishing! Embark on this culinary journey and witness how your gathering transforms into an exceptional affair. And remember, culinary creativity knows no bounds – feel empowered to introduce additional ingredients, tailoring the recipe to your palate’s desire. Here’s to cherished moments and a day brimming with blessings. Enjoy the indulgence, dear friends!

How to Prepare Brown Sugar Smokies

The allure of Brown Sugar Smokies lies in their simplicity and the harmonious fusion of flavors. These delightful bites are bound to tantalize your taste buds and leave your guests craving for more. Perfect for any occasion, these smokies are a joy to make and an absolute pleasure to savor.

Ingredients for Brown Sugar Smokies

– 1 pound bacon
– 1 (16 ounce) package little smokie sausages
– 1 cup brown sugar, or to taste

Directions for Brown Sugar Smokies

1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). This will ensure that your smokies cook to perfection with a delightful blend of crispy bacon and caramelized brown sugar.

2. Take your bacon slices and cut them into thirds. This step not only makes the bacon easier to work with but also helps in achieving that ideal bacon-to-sausage ratio.

3. Now, it’s time to wrap each strip of bacon around a little smokie sausage. The marriage of the savory bacon and the succulent sausage creates a symphony of flavors that’s simply irresistible.

4. To keep these delectable bundles together, carefully secure the wrapped sausages onto wooden skewers. You can fit several wrapped smokies onto a single skewer, ensuring that each skewer is a savory masterpiece waiting to be savored.

5. Arrange the skewers on a baking sheet, creating a tempting lineup of soon-to-be indulgence. It’s time to bring the magic ingredient into play—brown sugar. Liberally sprinkle the brown sugar over the smokies, allowing its sweetness to complement the smoky bacon and savory sausage.

6. Slide the baking sheet into the preheated oven and let the smokies bake until the bacon turns delightfully crisp, and the brown sugar transforms into a luscious, caramelized coating. This process usually takes around 20 minutes, during which your kitchen will be filled with the enticing aroma of these smokies coming to life.

7. Once out of the oven, let the smokies cool slightly before serving. The combination of flavors and textures—crispy bacon, tender sausage, and the sweetness of brown sugar—is a treat that deserves to be savored.

Can I add cheese to these Brown Sugar Smokies?

Absolutely! While the classic recipe is a hit on its own, you can experiment by adding a thin slice of your favorite cheese before wrapping the bacon around the sausages. The melted cheese will add an extra layer of gooey goodness.

Can I use turkey bacon for a healthier option?

Yes, you can certainly substitute turkey bacon for a lighter version. The smokies will still have that irresistible combination of sweet and savory flavors.

What occasions are perfect for serving Brown Sugar Smokies?

These smokies are incredibly versatile and suitable for various occasions, from casual movie nights and game days to holiday parties and potlucks.

Can I prepare these smokies in advance?

Absolutely! You can wrap the sausages with bacon and store them in the refrigerator a day ahead. Just sprinkle the brown sugar before baking for the freshest results.

How can I balance the sweetness of the brown sugar?

If you prefer a more balanced flavor profile, you can adjust the amount of brown sugar to suit your taste. You can also try using a blend of brown and white sugar for a milder sweetness.

What sides or dips pair well with Brown Sugar Smokies?

These smokies are delicious on their own, but you can serve them with a tangy barbecue sauce, honey mustard dip, or even a creamy cheese dip for an extra layer of indulgence.

Brown Sugar Smokies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 16 ounce package little smokie sausages
  • 1 cup brown sugar or to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cut bacon slices into thirds and wrap each strip around a sausage.
  • Secure the wrapped sausages on wooden skewers, several to a skewer.
  • Arrange the skewers on a baking sheet and sprinkle them liberally with brown sugar.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until bacon is crisp and the brown sugar is melted, about 20 minutes.
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