Easy Appetizer – Slow Cooker Glazed Bacon Wrapped Sausage Bites

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Easy Appetizer – Slow Cooker Glazed Bacon Wrapped Sausage Bites


My daughter made this recipe – from  Merry About Town & loved it. Well…now she has moved in with me (it’s a “village for Lily” thing) and made it for all of “us”. Everyone loves it. What’s not to love about pork on pork?
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Another reason to love it…it’s EASY, it’s easy and it’s easy  Did I say it’s easy? ️ 😆
 Ingredients

3 large links of pre-cooked sausage such as Kielbasa or Mennonite sausage (~1 1/2 pounds)
Raw Sliced bacon (~1/2 pack)
1 cup brown sugar
3 Tbsp grainy mustard
toothpicks

 Instructions

Cut sausage into rounds about 1 inch thick.
Cut bacon slices in half both ways so that you get 4 long thin pieces.
Wrap each piece of sausage with one of the 1/4 bacon pieces, secure with a toothpick and place in a regular size crockpot.
Continue until all your sausage is wrapped and in the crockpot.
Add brown sugar and mustard to the crockpot.
Gently stir so the sausage is covered with brown sugar and mustard (it will not be over all of it but you don’t want one big clump of sugar at the top).
Cover and cook on low for 6- 8 hours or on hight for 4 hours.
Pour in to a dish to serve or serve straight from the crockpot.

.”our” personally preferred bacon for this recipe 😀

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Crispy Smashed Potato Pancakes with Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Bacon and Eggs

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Crispy Smashed Potato Pancakes with Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Bacon and Eggs

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– courtesy, once again, of the awesome. ➳ Closet Cooking

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A crispy smashed potato served topped with melted cheese, cool and creamy guacamole, crispy bacon, a fried egg with a runny yolk and a fresh tomato salsa!

ingredients
4 medium potatoes, scrubbed and pricked with a fork
1 teaspoon oil
salt and pepper to taste
8 strips bacon
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
4 eggs
1 cup guacamole
1 cup pico de gallo (fresh tomato salsa)
directions
Bake the potatoes on a baking sheet in a preheated 425F/220C oven until just tender, about 40-60 minutes.
Brush the potatoes with oil, season with salt and pepper and bake them on the top shelf of a preheated 450F/230C oven until golden brown and crispy on top, about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile cook the bacon and set aside on paper towels to drain
Sprinkle the cheese on the potatoes and bake until melted, about 5 minutes.
Cook the eggs as desires.
Plate the crispy smashed potatoes, top with the guacamole, fried egg and pico de gallo and enjoy!
Tip: Bake the potatoes and make the guacamole and pico de gallo the night before and/or make the guacamole and pico de gallo while the potatoes are baking.
Option: Use your favourite taco style condiments like salsa, sour cream, pickled jalapenos, etc.

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MCMAKE ’EM YOURSELF: BREAKFAST SANDWICHES

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Lot’s of good recipes at King Arthur’s Flour site 😉

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Make truly delicious, impressive-lookingbreakfast sandwiches by first making these oversized English Muffins. And bookmark the recipe for Father’s Day—surely there’s a dad you know who’d appreciate a blockbuster breakfast sandwich like this one.

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So let’s get to it. Use the rings to cut muffin-sized circles from slices of ham and provolone cheese (or the cheese of your choice). You certainly can skip this step, and just cut the ham and cheese in squares; but circles are nice looking.

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Split muffins, and layer with ham (or cooked sausage, or fried bacon), cheese, and scrambled eggs. Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet; the parchment will catch any melting cheese, making you thankful at cleanup time. And by the way, if you don’t use parchment to line ALL your baking sheets—why not? Did you know parchment is one of the top 10 items our customers purchase from us?At this point, you can cover the whole shebang with plastic wrap and refrigerate till just before serving; so this is a good make-ahead brunch or breakfast treat. Can you freeze these? No. The egg and cheese will get icky. But they can live in your fridge for several days, ready to heat and serve.
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‪#‎Bacon‬ wrapped smokies

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‪#‎Bacon‬ wrapped smokies
thank you Foodgasms~Sky

LITTLE SMOKIE INGREDIENTS

1- 16 ounce package little smokie sausages ( I like the beef/cheddar variety)
10-16 ounces bacon
1 cup brown sugar

SPICY KETCHUP INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup prepared ketchup of your choice
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flake
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

LITTLE SMOKIE DIRECTIONS

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
Cut strips of bacon into 3-4 pieces so that each piece of bacon will fit around a little smoke.Wrap a strip of bacon around a little smoke and secure it with a toothpick.Place the bacon wrapped little smokies on a rimmed baking sheet.Sprinkle 1 cup brown sugar over the little smokies.Bake in the oven for 18-22 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp, and the brown sugar has turned into a glaze.

SPICY KETCHUP DIRECTIONS
In a small bowl, combine ketchup, cayenne pepper, red pepper flake, and garlic powder. Ideally, allow it to sit for a couple of hours so that the flavors can meld together.

My granddaughter really likes her little smokies & LOVES bacon…thinkin she’ll like this ♥