These brown sugar bacon-wrapped sausages are seriously like crack. They’re sweet, savory, addictive, and perfect for any party you’re having.
There are some big changes afoot in the Winstead household. While I typically try to avoid vague statements (like the one I just made) without further explanation, I’m too excited about what’s happening to not say something. I’m excited, nervous, hopeful, and anxious all at once, and I’ll be sharing more details in coming weeks.
In a season of life when there are still so many unknowns, it occurs to me that I have so much to be thankful for. In addition to the obvious, like the health of my family and a beautiful home to live in, I’m so thankful for answered prayers and peace of mind amidst uncertain circumstances. During a time when so much of the future is up in the air, I’m thankful for confidence that God’s timing is perfect.
Things might be looking different around the Winstead house soon, but some things never change. One thing that will always remain the same is my love for cute little bite-size appetizers, particularly those that include bacon-wrapped anything. These brown sugar bacon sausages are a recipe my mother-in-law has made for a few years. They’re a huge hit with anyone who tries them, and with good reason.
The sausages themselves aren’t anything special. They’re the kind often served smothered with barbecue sauce at parties. The bacon is where the beauty begins. The strips are the same width as the length of the sausages, making them a perfect pairing. When the dish bakes, the brown sugar on top gets sticky and caramel-y. The result is a perfectly sweet and savory bite that’ll be a hit at any holiday or game day event.
Brown Sugar Bacon-Wrapped Sausages
10 strips bacon
30 little sausages
1 1/4 c. brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut strips of bacon into thirds. Wrap each little sausage with a piece of bacon and place seam side down in a glass baking dish. Sprinkle brown sugar over the sausages and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until bacon is cooked through and crisp.
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Charlotte Ellis says
These look and sound lovely! yummy!
Thanks, Charlotte! They’re SO good!
These look delicious! I am trying to cut back on meat and sugar but I may have to break the rules for these!
If you’re going to break the rules, these are definitely worth it.
Yum yum yum!! These all look so great. We just had little smokies recently, but I really like this take on it!
You would love these, and Baby K would, too!
J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all says
Oh these little sausages look amazing! Now I’m drooling and starving! Mmmmm!
Thanks, J! They’re definitely drool-worthy!
Amanda Mason says
Well, now I’m wondering what’s going on and what you will reveal in the upcoming weeks!! These look fabulous and your pictures are fantastic! Such a special recipe from your MIL – thanks for sharing and may God continue to bless you!
Thank you so much, Amanda! It’s definitely a special family recipe.
We love these with the bacon, but I’ve never added the brown sugar glaze. I will try that out. They sound so good. The perfect appetizer.
Ooh, you’re going to love the brown sugar!
Yum! These look wonderful, as always. Delicious.
Thanks, Kristyn! They are SO. GOOD.
Kim @ Three Olives Branch says
Yum! We make something similar, they are such a great appetizer for the holidays!
Then you know they’re amazingness, Kim!
OMG! This recipe looks so good…I love anything wrapped with bacon!
Thanks, Michelle! Bacon makes everything better!