This post is written in honor of the start of the 2013-2014 NHL season (GO Sabres and Caps!!). For other hockey wives out there, we can talk to our husbands again and have the TV back next June:-)…
Have I told you all that I played ice hockey when I was young? Yup, played up until I entered high school when I started basketball cheer-leading in the winter instead. True Story.
OK people. So this one is a recipe for all the men out there!
Not that women won’t like them (I don’t want to be sexist, especially after I just told you about my early career as a hockey player), but I consider this some SERIOUS guy food. I mean, come on – its pork wrapped in more pork. How could the men in your life not love these??
I made these for a football Sunday and they were a big hit. Easy to make, too. This is a great recipe for kids to help out with. You can form a little assembly line with the whole family.
If you have ever made the little bacon wrapped chicken bites these are pretty similar….just wrapped in smoked pork kielbasa. I liked these better though.
I found these on one of my favorite blogs, The Cutting Edge of Ordinary and knew instantly these were going to be on a football menu at some point. I swear, I have the same taste buds as Lisa from that blog – everything she comes up with I bookmark and everything I have made from her site I have loved.
So male, female, young and old – make these soon. Everyone will enjoy!
- 1 pound bacon - cut in half
- 2 packages kielbasa - cut into 1 inch pieces
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- dash of cayenne pepper - optional
- toothpicks to secure bacon
- Sweet Hot Mustard for dipping
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tinfoil and place a baking rack on top. Spray the baking rack with cooking spray.
- Wrap each piece of kielbasa with bacon and secure with a toothpick. Leave a little space on the top so you can fill in with some extra sugar mixture.
- Combine the sugar, chili powder and optional cayenne pepper. Roll each piece in the mixture and sprinkle a little bit extra on top.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes and ensure that the bacon is nice and crispy. Let cool slightly before devouring.
- We served these with some Trader Joe's Sweet Hot Mustard for dipping - but they are really good all by themselves, too.