Why pick between sausage and bacon for your breakfast meal? You can enjoy both with this easy bacon-wrapped sausage links recipe. Cooking sausage along with bacon is a delicious meal on its own, but wrapping it in bacon makes it even better. Taste the savoriness of the smoked sausage with the crispiness of the bacon covered in brown sugar. It’s a delicious combination of meat ingredients that you can enjoy alongside scrambled eggs with parmesan hashbrowns.
Tips on Making Bacon-Wrapped Sausage Links
Switch out your usual breakfast sausage links with these delicious bacon-wrapped smoked sausage links. It’s a simple yet filling meal that you can adjust to your liking. Make it even better with these helpful tips and fun variations:
- Experiment with other types of sausages like flavored Italian sausage links with a sweet, mild, or spicy option. Cooking Italian sausage with the wrapped bacon gives your dish a subtle earthy, licorice-like taste for you to experience. Or instead of pork sausages, try alternating it with tender beef sausage links.
- Use thinly sliced bacon strips to wrap your sausages. Thick slices of bacon take longer to cook, especially when wrapped on your sausages. Make sure that each bacon strip is thinly cut.
- Try adding in maple syrup or honey. If you want a delicious glaze on your sausage, drizzle or brush these over the sausages. The honey or maple syrup adds a lot of flavour. It also gives it a beautiful dark brown colored glaze that makes it more appetizing to eat.
- Add more chili pepper flakes for a spicier dish variation. If you’re a fan of spicy sausages, then add in another tablespoon of chilli pepper flakes for a spicy and savory bacon and sausage combination.
How To Make Bacon-Wrapped Sausage Links
This link sausage meat wrapped in bacon is a great way to upgrade your morning or afternoon meals. Each sausage link has that rich, smokey taste made even better with the added bacon crispiness.
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
Cut the bacon strips in half lengthwise. Then, cut the sausage into pieces the same length.
Wrap the bacon around the sausages. Secure with a toothpick.
In a small bowl, add in the brown sugar. Roll each bacon wrapped sausage on the sugar.
Put the sausages on a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper. Then, sprinkle chili pepper flakes on top. Adjust according to preferred spice level.
Place sausage in oven and bake for 45 minutes, or until sausages are cooked and bacon is crispy.
Transfer to a wire rack and let cool before serving. Enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you leave the casing on the sausage?
Yes and no. It really depends on the kind of sausages you’ll be using. The casing holds and shapes the sausage. But if needed, it can be removed, especially if the sausage has a synthetic casing. Most of the time though, sausages come in natural casings that are definitely edible and safe to eat.
Can I make bacon wrapped sausage links in advance?
Yes, you can make these ahead of time. Start pre-wrapping the sausages with bacon before securing with toothpicks. Store and arrange them inside an airtight container, and let them chill for 1 to 2 days. When ready to consume, let cool at room temperature then bake.
Can bacon wrapped sausages be frozen?
Yes. If you have leftovers, keep them in the freezer for a longer shelf life. Transfer the bacon-wrapped sausage links into a freezer safe airtight container. Then, freeze for up to 2 months. To consume again, let it thaw completely. Reheat using a skillet over medium to low heat to re-crisp the bacon.
Enjoy this delicious smoked sausage recipe wrapped in crispy bacon strips for breakfast. It’s also the perfect appetizer to serve during the holiday season. Turn it into a party favorite with an accompanying dip to match its savory taste.
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