Friday, September 28, 2012

Brown Sugar Lil' Smokies

Today was a going away party/potluck at work.  I was requested to bring these by the girl leaving (ok, she crossed off what I wrote down and filled this in).  I'm going to miss her critiques of my recipes and knowing when something was too dense, encouragement to try new recipes and bringing me a sample of something to recreate.  Oh, and she was nice.  It's makes it all the sadder when someone leaves that is nice.  Anyhow, true to give me a recipe and I will tweak it.  To me, brown sugar needs cayenne whenever I'm making a savory recipe.  The picture is of the 3 that were leftover.

Brown Sugar Lil' Smokies

1# Lil' Smokies
3/4# thick sliced bacon
1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp cayenne
3/4 cup brown sugar

Cut the bacon slices into thirds, wrap around the Lil' Smokies and secure with the toothpick.  Place on an aluminum foil baking sheet.  In a small saucepan, melt the butter and stir in 1 cup of brown sugar and cayenne.  Pour over the Lil' Smokies and then sprinkle the 3/4 cup on top.  

Bake for 15 minutes at 375° and then raise the temperature to 400° and bake for an additional 15 minutes. 

I let these cool and put in my crock pot overnight to bring into work.