Packer football party food needs to be hearty, rich in flavor and worthy of the Green Bay Packers. Can you picture Clay Mathews eating hummus or finger sandwiches? Nope, I didn't think so. Clay would much rather have some sausages wrapped in bacon with beer cheese sauce. If you've ever had bacon wrapped anything at a party you know how fast people eat it, but add some beer cheese sauce and you might have to go to the store for more ingredients to make another batch. I also discovered that one package of bacon is EXACTLY enough to wrap one package of mini sausages. Coincidence? I think not. I bet someone from Wisconsin thought of it. Continue reading to find the recipe.
Mini Sausages Wrapped in Bacon with Beer Cheese Sauce
Serves 8 to 10
Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens
1 package (14-16oz) mini sausages, like Lil' Smokies
1 package (1lb.) bacon, I recommend Nueske Applewood Smoked Bacon
2 tablespoons of butter
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 cup of beer
1 can cheese soup
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil.
3. Cut the bacon strips in to thirds. Tightly wrap each sausage in bacon and secure with a toothpick and place the sausages on the baking sheet.
4. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until bacon is crispy.
5. Take the sheet out of the oven and let the weenies cool while you make the sauce.
6. Melt two tablespoons of butter in a medium sauce pan and cook the onion and garlic for about 5 minutes or until the onion is tender.
7. Add the beer and cook down for a minute or two, then stir in the cheese soup, hot sauce and chili powder.
8. If you sausages are cooled, go ahead and remove the toothpicks. Put the sausages (toothpicks removed) into a crock pot, then add the cheese. Give it a good stir.
9. Let guests serve themselves from the crockpot (on warm) with a spoon. Leave out some fresh toothpicks fo them to eat the sausages with.
If cooking isn't your thing, find more Packer football party foods at Wisconsinmade.com.