by Derik Hill0
Bacon Wrapped Sausages
For as long as I can remember I have been a fan of breakfast. Salty, hearty, savory big breakfasts. My favorite of all is biscuits and gravy with a side of bacon or sausage. That, of course, has to be accompanied by a huge cup of coffee. When I make that I always try to make a few extra slices of bacon to snack on while the rest is cooking. You know, I need to stay nourished while I am cooking.
When I opened the package of Chicken Bacon from Omaha Steaks I kept thinking about breakfast. The thing with bacon and breakfast is everybody does that, so I needed to think of something else. And bacon, that should be easy, right? Bacon on or with anything would be good so it shouldn’t be difficult to come up with a way to use this.
It’s grilling season and bacon, while it may not normally be grilled, was just begging to be grilled in some way. I came up with a cheese sausage wrapped in bacon then topped with maple beer caramelized onions. No joke, the best caramelized onions I have ever made. I could eat them with a fork and nothing else. It all just paired perfectly too. Maple and bacon, sausage and cheese, topped with onion, then finally finished with a beer mustard? This may be the best dish I have made ever. I might need to end my cooking career now and never try to top this one. Not going to happen but it is an awesome dish.
Make this with a pre-cooked sausage so you can easily slice it open and stuff with cheese. I highly recommend using a smoked cheese. In this case smoked Gouda was used. It was a perfect because it didn’t melt and create a huge mess on the grill yet was still very soft and oozed out with every bite. Go ahead and make the caramelized onions ahead of time so they will be ready and waiting for you. You’re going to love this.
- Preheat a large pan over medium-low heat.
- Slice onion about ¼ inch thick.
- Place onions in pan, pour maple syrup, and beer over top.
- Stir the onion every 5 minutes or so making sure it doesn’t stick or burn on one side.
- This process should take about 35-40 minutes and all the beer will be soaked up.
- After the onions are done slice the sausages lengthwise and stuff with cheese.
- Wrap bacon around sausages to close it up and pierce with a toothpick to hold it all together.
- Preheat grill to medium high heat.
- Cook until browned and cheese is beginning to ooze out.
- Prepare the hotdog buns by spreading some mustard in, then a bacon wrapped sausage (being sure to remove the toothpicks) and top with caramelized onions.