Sweetie Meat Bites Recipe

Sweetie Meat Bites Recipe
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Sweetie Meat Bites
Gwen McKee

Sweetie Meat Bites

Think devils on horseback meets pigs in a blanket. These will disappear as appetizers so fast. They’re also great to serve for breakfast or brunch.

Adapted from “Fast & Fabulous Party Foods and Appetizers” by Gwen McKee and Barbara Moseley

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sliced bacon, each slice cut in half vertically
  • One 16-ounce package miniature smoked sausage links
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wrap a halved bacon slice around each sausage. Place on foil-lined baking pans. Sprinkle brown sugar over bites. Bake, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes or until the bacon is crisp.

Meat Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Meat Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.