|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 28g||36%|
|Saturated Fat 9g||47%|
|Total Carbohydrate 26g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Bacon-wrapped sausages are a perfect dish for brunch or breakfast, served with scrambled eggs, toast, and a fruit salad. They can also make a nice lunch when served with greens or a side of steamed vegetables. They're really versatile – serve them as appetizers for holiday gatherings and with honey-mustard, homemade ketchup, or spicy salsa. Smoked sausages, bacon, and brown sugar are the core ingredients in a recipe that's sure to be a hit.
Don't use precooked ingredients as the result isn't as tasty; the bacon needs to be only very partially cooked to work properly because it needs to meld with the little sausages as it cooks.
Gather the ingredients.
Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with foil or parchment and put a wire rack on top.
Fry the bacon in a large pan over medium heat until some of the fat is rendered but the bacon is still pliable. Do not let the bacon get crispy or you won't be able to wrap it around the sausages.
Place the bacon on paper towels and cool it down for five minutes.
Wrap each sausage with a piece of the precooked bacon and secure with a toothpick.
Place the sugar in a bowl and roll each little sausage and bacon bundle in it. Place the sausages on a wire rack over the foil-lined pan. Always use the wire rack. The drippings that come from the bacon and sugar burn easily; keeping the sausages away from the drippings prevents them from burning, too.
Drizzle or brush the maple syrup over the sausages and sprinkle with the pepper.
Bake the bacon-wrapped sausages for 25 to 35 minutes, or until the sausages are hot and the bacon is crispy.
Remove the rack from the baking pan and cool the wrapped sausage bundles for 4 to 5 minutes before serving.
Ways to Serve Your Bacon-Wrapped Sausages
Although serving the sausages with any sauce is sufficient, here are other fun ideas to serve these little bites:
- Sausages and Hashbrowns: Make a hearty breakfast using frozen hashbrowns and the bacon-wrapped sausages. Serve with fruit and a dollop of spicy tomato jam.
- Sausages in a Nest: Make thick slices out of a fresh baguette and place 2 to 3 finished bacon-wrapped sausages on each slice, slightly pressing them down to create a "nest" of bread dough around the sausages. Top with spicy roasted salsa.
- Sausages on Cheesy Naan: Warm up some naan bread for 3 minutes. Add abundant shredded gouda cheese and heat up in the toaster oven until the cheese has melted. Slice each finished sausage lengthwise and place 3 to 4 sausages on top of each cheesy naan. Sprinkle with pepper flakes and chopped scallions.
- Rice and Sausage Stir-Fry: Steam white rice. Sauteé sweet onions, sliced peppers, thinly sliced carrots, and garlic in olive oil. After 7 minutes of cooking, add the rice and taste for salt and pepper. Add 2 tablespoons of soy sauce and mix well. Serve in individual bowls and top with 6 bacon-wrapped sausages per person. Garnish with fresh parsley.