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Blueberry Butter Glazed Bacon Wrapped Smokies Sausages

Ingredients

  • 1 14 oz pkg Lil Smokies
  • 1 pkg Maple bacon cut into thirds
  • 1/2 stick 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4-1 cup Blueberry Barbecue Sauce recipe below

Blueberry Barbecue Sauce:

  • Makes about 2 cups
  • 2 1/2 cups frozen wild blueberries thawed
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1/2 small yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder

Instructions

  • For the barbecue sauce: add all sauce ingredients to a large saucepan.
  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring often.
  • Turn heat to med-low and let simmer for 10-15 minutes until thickened.
  • Taste and add more brown sugar if you would like it a little sweeter.
  • Carefully pour into a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cut the bacon into thirds and wrap around each smokie. Secure with a toothpick.
  • Arrange smokies in a single layer on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet.
  • In a bowl mix together melted butter and 1/2 cup of blueberry barbecue sauce.
  • Brush the mixture on each wrapped little smokie.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes
  • Raise the oven to 400 degrees for another 5 minutes to crisp up the bacon.
  • Remove from oven and remove smokies to a paper towel lined plate.
  • Brush smokies with approx 1/4-1/2 cup of Blueberry Barbecue Sauce {amount depends on how much you want to coat them}.
  • Serve warm and watch them disappear!