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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Crock Pot Bacon Wrapped Smokies

The holidays are such a busy time, but pulling out the crock pots makes things a little easier. You can be sure someone is going to bring the Bacon Wrapped Smokies to a party! When I hosted a friend get-together I made sure this was on the menu.  I also served Crock Pot Cowboy Casserole. That was a huge hit!

I knew the casserole style crock pot would work great for the smokies.  If you have extras, you can double up, but when they are all lined up in the crock, they are cooked evenly.



Bring the kids in the kitchen to help out! Kids can get help wrap the smokies. I use a whole pound of bacon, cut the strips into thirds.









You don't have to use toothpicks, but if you do, don't use the colored ones.  The dye from the colored toothpicks cooks off on the bacon.  Place the bacon wrapped smokies in the crock pot, seam side down. 



If you have a casserole crock pot, that is why I recommend using one.  If have used other crock pots, and they work fine as well. Smokies will cook if you have to layer them, cook as much as you need, they will go fast.  




After the smokies are wrapped, add the brown sugar.  Make sure the smokies are covered.  The brown sugar cooks down to make a great syrup for the smokies.





Crock Pot Bacon Wrapped Smokies
Ingredients:
1 pound bacon
1 large package little sausage smokies
1 cup brown sugar

Directions:
  1. Spray casserole crock pot with Pam
  2. Cut one pound of bacon. Cut the strips into thirds.
  3. Wrap the lil smokies with a ⅓ of the strip. Place the smokies in the crock pot, seam side down.
  4. Cover all smokies with brown sugar. Use up to one cup of brown sugar, or until completely covered.
  5. Cook on high for 2 - 2.5 hours.






Cook in the crock pot for 2 - 2.5 hours.  Watch this closely, you don't want the smokies to start falling apart. This also works great in the oven. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean up!




I linked up Watcha Crockin Week 23, Meal Plan Monday #44 and Weekend Potluck #255.




9 comments:

Marsha Baker said...

I'm drooling! Love that these can be cooked in the casserole crock. I just love mine.

Crystal Kellner said...

Thank you Marsha! They were definitely a hit!

Deborah Pais said...

Could I line the bottom of the crockpot with wadded up aluminum foil so it's not sitting in the grease?

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Stacy Plowman-Pennock said...

Oh my gosh, these look SO good!! If you were to do these in the oven, what temp would you suggest and for how long?

lil69mikey said...

similar recipe uses grape jelly....

Crystal Kellner said...

Deborah, I have not tried that before, I would be afraid they wouldn't cook evenly and the smokies would not be coated with the brown sugar.

Stacy, I have made these in the oven, around 350 degrees, and keep an eye on them, they cook fast 15-20 minutes.

Julie Kenney said...

Does the bacon get crispy?

Crystal Kellner said...

Julie, thanks for stopping by my blog! I think the bacon takes on a caramalized, crispy outer layer, but they are definitely crispier when baked in the oven.