Bacon Cocktail Weenies
This is my most requested recipe for parties. Everyone is always stunned at how simple the ingredients are. If you are serving a large number of people, you may want to double the recipe, I have seen folks stumble over each other to reach the last weenie on the platter!
- Ready In:
- 1 lb bacon, any kind (maple-flavored works well.)
- 1 package cocktail smoked sausage links
- 1 lb light brown sugar (you can use more if you like)
- 1 box of round toothpick
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray 9x13 inch cake pan with non stick spray.
- (not neccessary but will definately help with clean up) Open package of bacon and cut entire slab into thirds.
- Wrap a third of a slice of bacon around each cocktail weenie and secure with toothpicks.
- Place each bacon wrapped weenie in cake pan, making sure to crowd them together.
- (You'll want to leave an empty space in one corner of pan for ease of basting.) Liberally cover weenies with brown sugar, leaving only the toothpicks exposed.
- Place weenies in hot oven.
- Every 10 minutes or so, baste weenies with sugar/bacon grease mixture and break up any lumps of sugar.
- Continue until sugar is completely melted and bacon is thoroughly cooked.
- When serving, be sure to drizzle sugar/bacon grease over weenies and on the platter.
- Some people like to swirl their weenies in the syrup before cramming them in their mouths.
- I've never really timed this recipe, but I'm going to guesstimate the time at@30-40 minutes.
- Servings also depend on the crowd you are feeding.
- My crew will argue that 15-20 weenies qualify as a serving!
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I used s cookie sheet instead of a 9by13 baking dish so I could use two packs of the Bryan cocktail beef sausage. I used 1/3 cup of brown sugar and cinnamon. I didn't use aluminum foil . I just used one of those cheap mainstay cookie sheet from Walmart for $0.88.If using cinnamon sugar you will have left over cinnmon and bacon grease at the bottom of pan.I let mine cook for 375 minutes for hour last 3 minutes let it broil. The recipe I saw say 325 for 30 minutes than 15 minutes at 350. I have older oven so I say 375 for hour. Don't open oven during first thirty minutes.1Reply
I made these for birthday at celebration at work on Friday 13th (10-13-17). I used one pack Hormel original bacon for four dollars and seventy- seven cents( 4.77). Two packs of Bryan's cocktail beef sausage two dollars and eighteen cents($2.18), and one covered cake pan eighty-eight cents (0.88). Total of less then elven dollars I got great appetizer. I had toothpicks at home. I used a cookie sheet I had at home. I used 1/3 cup brown sugar and cinnamon made a sauce. I put one spoon full great value light sugar than add spoonful of 5th season cinnamon. Then add other spooful of sugar then cinnamon. Then another spoon fl cinnamon than sugar. Then I stir it for two minutes in small container. I put in referighter till morning. I took out bacon and two packs cocktail Weiner's. It took me thirty minutes cut in thirds and assemble the bacon and saugasue. When I ran out bacon. I just insert toothpick into sausage. I Like mine bake for 57 minutes in 375. Broil 3 minutes . It took total of hour to bake. I wanted bacon crisp. The cinnamon sugar mix when on 24 of the bacon covered smoked beef sausage. Some I just put the brown sugar. I had total of 72 beef cocktail sausage. 62 made it to work. It when fast by end day none where left.Reply