Bacon Wrapped Kielbasa with Brown Sugar Glaze

Preparation 30 min Cook Time 40 min Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Serves 8     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. kielbasa (make sure it's gluten-free)
  • 10 slices bacon
  • 1 1/2 C brown sugar, packed
  • 3 Tbsp stone-ground mustard
  • 3 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper*

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and top with a baking/cooling rack. Lightly spray the rack with non-stick spray.
  2. Cut kielbasa done the middle, lengthwise. Slice each half into 1 inch pieces, you should have about 30 pieces of kielbasa. Cut each piece of bacon into thirds. Wrap one bacon strip around each piece of kielbasa and secure with a toothpick. Set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, vinegar, mustard and pepper. Heat over medium, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved. Keep warm on low.
  4. Brush the kielbasa with glaze and place on the baking sheet/rack. Bake for 40 minutes and baste every 15 minutes. Serve immediately.

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Recipe Notes

You could cut back on the pepper if desired. I use the black pepper flakes, not freshly ground. It's not as strong and it looks nice in the glaze. br]
Recipe is adapted from [Cuisine Holiday Menus, Volume 3

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