Superbowl Bacon Wrapped Weenies

Bacon wrapped weenies

weenies.jpgWithout a doubt these are the tackiest, most horrifyingly ridiculous appetizers I could ever imagine. Until you eat them.

Everyone has pretty much the same reaction. Snickering at your bad taste. Then smelling the heavenly aroma of bacon and brown sugar. Then trying one. And finally being reduced to smacking their friends over who gets the last one.

The recipe is a classic, hailing (no doubt) from the era of aspic and cheeseballs. It’s childishly easy (one could drink several martinis while making them) and a crowd pleaser. So without further ado…

Bacon Wrapped Weenies

1 lb (or so) of cocktail weenies (Little Smokies are the best, but other types will work)
1 lb (or so) brown sugar
1 lb bacon

Butter a casserole dish. 

Preheat over to 325 degrees. Cut the bacon into thirds. Wrap each weenie with a slice of the cut bacon and secure with a toothpick. Pack the weenies into the casserole tightly. One layer only.

Cover the whole mess with brown sugar. The sugar should cover the weenies.

Place in the oven. Total cooking time is about 45 minutes, but check it from time to time, basting the sugar mixture over the weenies. When done, the bacon should be crisp and the sugar completely melted.

DON’T EAT DIRECTLY FROM THE OVEN. You’ll be tempted, but hot sugar and bacon fat isn’t something to mess with. Let cool for at least 10 minutes. For service, its not a bad idea to stir the mixture to make sure each weenie is covered with the caramelized sugar and bacon fat.

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14 thoughts on “Superbowl Bacon Wrapped Weenies

  1. Paul, if you don’t like it, don’t eat it. We are not shoving this down your throat – get over it. It’s an appetizer.
    In regards to the recipe – this tastes awesome. I make them once or twice a year for big get togethers.

  2. Great food to fight the obesity epidemic. 1lb sugar and 1lb bacon, with 1lb of weenie “meat” . Why don’t you guys have some sort of sense of responsibility? This is terrible food with no nutritional value other than lots of fat, sugar and salt. Now wonder we get stereotyped all over the world for the rubbish we eat.

  3. Mmmm! Mmmm! Makes me want to have another ’70’s food and drink party…you know….clam dip with Ruffles chips, Rumaki, swedish meatballs, tater tot casserole, Jello mold, Blue Nun wine, punch with sherbert floating in it and, for dessert, Impossible Cherry Cheese pie! I would, of course, add these weenies…

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