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Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

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And for all you lost souls, whiners and true gourmands, here is the Porkopolis.org version of:


BACON WRAPPED WATER CHESTNUTS

Time: Prep: 45 m / Bake: 30 m / Ready In 1 h 15 m
Yield: about 4 dozen

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound sliced bacon
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) whole water chestnuts, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup Heinz Chili Sauce
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pkg round wood toothpicks

Directions:

  1. place toothpicks to soak in warm water
  2. place water chestnuts in plastic bag or mixing bowl
  3. mix Worcestershire sauce with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of Heinz Chilli Sauce. Pour over the water chestnuts, mix and set aside to soak for 10 minutes
  4. place remaining brown sugar in shallow dish and pour 1/4 cup of Heinz Chili Sauce in a second shallow dish
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
  6. cut bacon strips into thirds
  7. remove water chestnuts from bag one at a time and wrap a strip of bacon around each, then secure with wooden toothpicks
  8. dab each in first Heinz Chili Sauce then brown sugar for just a light coating
  9. place in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan, about 1 inch apart
  10. bake at 375° for about 30 minutes or until bacon is crisp

NOTES:

  • Heinz Chili Sauce is spicy good BUT not spicy hot
  • add dipping sauces like Ranch dressing or hot sauce as options when you serve
  • cover baking pans with aluminum foil or parchment paper to aid cleanup
  • make more of these than you think you’ll need – they’re awesome good
  • taste great reheated, too

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