Thursday, January 1, 2015

Bacon Wrapped Smokies with sauce

1 Package Little Smokies
1 pound bacon, cut into thirds

1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup ketchup
1/2 tsp. celery salt
1/4 cup orange juice, or cherry coke or dr. pepper

Preheat oven to 375°F.
Try to use lean bacon, with not a lot of fat on it. You can cut the "tail" of fat that almost always seems to be on one end of the slab. Cut the bacon slices into thirds. Take one slice for each little smokie and wrap it around securing the end with a wooden pick. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for about 40 minutes or until bacon is cooked.
Remove from the oven and set aside. For the sauce, combine the brown sugar, ketchup and celery salt. Brush the wrapped smokies with this sauce and put back into the oven for 10 minutes, reserve the remaining sauce. Remove smokies from oven. Into the remaining sauce add the orange juice or soda and stir to combine. Place the smokies in a serving dish or crock pot and pour the sauce over. You can place them back into the oven for 10 to 15 minutes until warmed through or in the crock pot on warm until ready to serve.