Thursday, January 1, 2009

Sugar Dogs


We have a keeper!! I almost didn't make this recipe, but I thought, with New Years it would be a good little appetizer to have. and boy howdy it was! Captain Jax, who HATES bacon, liked this recipe. I'm not lying! he really did! and the kids loved it too, they kept asking me for more.

here's what we're working with today--two packages of bacon, two packages of li'l smokies, and 1 bag (2 lbs) of brown sugar. That combination sounds like it's going to give you a heart-attack doesn't it?

Cut the bacon in half and roll each half around a smokie.

Then secure each one with a toothpick. This served two purposes:
1) it kept the bacon from falling off the smokie while they cooked.
2) it gave us something to grab on to as we pulled them out of the crockpot.

They look kind of gross don't they? I never liked the look of raw meat. . .but my puppy was sure wanting me to drop one of these to her.

I didn't, and she wasn't happy.

Layer the smokies in the crockpot and then pour the brown sugar over them. I thought they'd all fit in my smaller crockpot, but I was wrong, I had to use my BIG one. Cook them on high for about 3 hours, or until the bacon looks like it's cooked. You'll probably have to stir it a few times, to get the pieces from the middle to the outside so they cook up evenly.

mmmm, they look pretty tasty in my opinion!

We put a few on a plate and then drizzled some of th sauce over them. The sauce isn't really a sauce, it's a layer of bacon grease, and melted brown sugar. But it's still good!

The recipe card was crafted by Debbie (dlhayes1) over at SplitCoastStampers. We were in a Christmas Morning Brunch swap together. Thanks Debbie! we love this recipe and we're going to make it again! (although I admit, I didn't follow her recipe exactly. . .)

Sugar Dogs (my way)

  • 2 packages li'l smokies
  • 2 packages bacon
  • 1 (2 lb) bag of brown sugar

Cut the bacon slices in half and wrap a piece around each li'l smokie. Secure with toothpicks. Layer in a large crockpot, the smokies, then some brown sugar. Cook on high for 3-4 hours, until the sugar is all melted and the bacon is cooked. Serve warm. Or just let everyone eat out of the crockpot.

Linked up at: Tailgating Time


  1. Mmmmmmm bacon and brown sugar - the original pig candy! What's not to like?! So sinful ain't it? {grin}

  2. I'm gonna have to pass this one by. I think everybody else in my family would love it, but those little smokies kind of freak me out! Her recipe card is really pretty, though!

  3. I am so making this for superbowl day. My husband is drooling all over the moniter just looking. I am adding you to my blogroll. keep up the great work.

  4. These are perfect for Tailgating! Thanks for digging it up and linking it to Tailgating Time!

  5. These really are just perfect for Tailgating Time! I'm going to try them on my football food buffet this week. Sorry I'm so late stopping by - still dealing with my mother being in the hospital ::sigh::

  6. I love these. We make these pretty regularly and call them "Pigs in a poncho" rather than blanket. LOL!


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