Polish Bacon and Sausage Appetizer Recipe - Boczek i Kielbase

Bacon-Wrapped Sausage
Bacon-Wrapped Sausage. © George Crudo / Getty Images
  • 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 3 dozen pieces (12 servings)

This appetizer recipe for bacon and sausage or boczek i kiełbasę zakąska (BOH-chek ee kyehw-BAH-sehn zah-KOHN-skah) is an Americanized recipe that can be cooked in the oven and then kept warm in a slow cooker for parties, potlucks, and tailgates.

Yield: About 12 appetizer servings of Bacon and Sausage

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound kiełbasa (smoked, cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1 pound bacon (slices, cut in half or thirds)
  • 1 cup brown sugar

How to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Wrap the bacon slice around the kielbasa slice and secure with a toothpick.
  2. Place a grate or rack on a rimmed cookie sheet that has been lined with foil to catch the bacon drippings.
  3. Place the bacon-wrapped sausages on the rack. Sprinkle with brown sugar and bake for 25-30 minutes. You can keep these warm in a slow cooker set on low.
  4. Note: Can be assembled the night before and baked before serving.

    Note: To make things even easier, you can use 24-ounces of premixed spicy honey mustard.

    Source: Adapted from a recipe by Theresa Kulasa Child of Valparaiso, Ind.

    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 393
    Total Fat 26 g
    Saturated Fat 9 g
    Unsaturated Fat 11 g
    Cholesterol 69 mg
    Sodium 1,034 mg
    Carbohydrates 20 g
    Dietary Fiber 0 g
    Protein 19 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)