Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst (+Video)
These Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst Bites appetizers are fully cooked sausages wrapped in smoked bacon and sweetened with a bit of brown sugar.
A DELICIOUS BITE-SIZED APPETIZER
Brat (pronounced “braht”) is short for bratwurst. It’s a pretty popular sausage in the midwest and northern areas of this country where there is a heavy concentration of folks that are of Eastern European descent. They are flavorful smoked sausages. They get even better when you wrap them in bacon!
CAN I USE A DIFFERENT TYPE OF SAUSAGE?
I’m pretty sure you could wrap anything up in bacon and it would be good. And these are no exception. You could also make these with Lit’l Smokies. As long as it is a fully cooked sausage, you can use it in this recipe.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- smoked (fully cooked) brats
- light brown sugar
- dry mustard powder
HOW TO MAKE BACON WRAPPED BRATWURST:
Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. These little suckers are gonna drip a little grease as they cook. Lining your sheet with parchment paper will really help with clean up later. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar with dry mustard.
Cut up each brat into three pieces (you can make them smaller if you like.)
Cut up each bacon slice into three pieces as well. Wrap each brat slice with a slice of bacon. Don’t worry, you don’t need to secure it with anything. They stick to each other pretty nicely. Roll each bacon wrapped brat with the brown sugar mixture.
Then place on baking sheet and continue with the rest of them. This recipe will make 24.
Bake brats for 25-30 minutes, until bacon is crispy. These brats do produce some grease from the bacon. If you’d like, after baking, you can place the brats on some paper towels before putting them on plates to absorb any extra grease. To serve, just insert toothpicks in each one. Then serve with your favorite types of mustards; yellow, honey mustard, spicy brown, etc.
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Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst
- 14 ounce package (fully cooked) smoked bratwurst
- 6 slices bacon
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, combine brown sugar with dry mustard.
- Cut up each brat into three pieces (you can make them smaller if you like).
- Cut up each bacon slice into three pieces as well.
- Wrap each brat piece with a slice of bacon.
- Roll each bacon wrapped brat into the brown sugar mixture. Then place on baking sheet and continue with the rest of them.
- Bake brats for 25-30 minutes, until bacon is crispy.
- These brats do produce some grease from the bacon. If you'd like, after baking, you can place the brats on some paper towels before putting them on plates to absorb any extra grease.
- To serve, just insert toothpicks in each one. And serve with your favorite types of mustards; yellow, honey mustard, spicy brown, etc.
- This recipe works well with Lit’l Smokies too!
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.
Originally published: January 2012
Updated & republished: December 2019
Sounds great and will be making them for a Super Bowl party. GO PACK GO
Hope you love them Karen! My Dad is a Packers fan too! 🙂
These were delicious – thank you! Just popped them into my air fryer!
I’ve made something like this with hot dogs but never rolled them in brown sugar. These look awesome! Definitely some man food right there!
These are the best thing ever, I have made them and they just fly off the plate.
My mom made these and my family continues now she's gone only difference is we put them in a slw cooker and pour the sugar mixture over top and cook on low 4 to 6 hours Smokie's, wieners, about any kind works well.
Oh my, those sure do look tasty! I will have to try them. I live in Indiana, but I grew up in Oklahoma, and have to admit I say Krogers as well! LOL It's funny, we had a grocery store here in town that was named Cox grocery, but I always called it Coxs. My friends had a lot of fun at my expense because I always added an S. Don't know why I do it, but can't stop myself. LOL
Great Super Bowl dish. We love grilled brats so I am saving this to try. Thanks!
Oh yeah! Not more than 20 minutes ago I spied some leftover li'l smokies in the fridge and wondered what I would do with them. WA-LA! Here you are with this fabulous idea. Gonna make them soon. GREAT idea! LOVE your mama's 'talk' too. =)
These are too good to be true. I made them a while back and shamelessly ate most of them.
Oh, yeah! I love those! so cool and simple! Bravo!
Looks delicious! We make a variation on these every Christmas, but have never tried it with the brown sugar/dry mustard mix–will do that this year!:)
I didn't think you could make brats any better! We may have a playoff party and these will certainly make the menu…yum, yum!!!