I love entertaining. Surprised? Yes, while I’m an introvert, there are times when I feel the need to have friends and family around. Usually those times include birthday parties, and sometimes I just need some adult time after having all the kids around. There are, however, times when I’m the one being invited to a party, and I never go anywhere empty-handed.
Whether it’s an appetizer or a bottle of wine, the get-together is always better when you arrive with something for the host or everyone there. Here’s a general rule of thumb that you should always live by: NEVER go to a get-together empty-handed. If you’re running out of ideas on what appetizer to take, my Bacon Wrapped Sausage Poppers, made with Klement’s Cheddar Summer Sausage, always go over well.
I’m a really big fan of the Klement’s brand, can you tell? You may remember that I recently spiced up my mom’s mac’n’cheese with their Garlic Summer Sausage. The kids just loved it and now request it frequently. If you don’t remember my post, you can check it out here. It is very easy to make, and you can include the kids. I’ve found that when the kids help out in the kitchen, they tend to enjoy the meal more. We just love the taste of Klement’s sausages. Whether it’s their bratwursts or their snack sticks, which the kids just love, the taste is exceptional, and there’s a reason for that.
Klements Sausage Company has been in business for 60 years, and they know all about sausages. Their sausages are all perfectly seasoned, using only the finest ingredients. We are talking about sausages that have been made with recipes that have been passed down through generations, making their business a success. I am usually able to pick up my Klement’s Sausages at Walmart, but recently saw the biggest one yet at my local Costco. I already have plans for what I’m going to make with that one.
However, let me give you my famous Klement’s Cheddar Summer Sausage Bacon Wrapped Sausage Poppers. Here is what you’ll need:
1 package of Klements Cheddar Summer Sausage
15 large jalapeño peppers
2 pounds of sliced bacon
1 cup Cheddar, shredded cheese
1/4 cup of brown sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Dice your Cheddar Summer sausage into small bits and set to the side
Cut all your jalapeño peppers in the center to make a large gap to stuff with.
Remove all seeds and scrape off the ribs inside your peppers as well.
Stuff each pepper half with the sausage
Now add your shredded cheddar cheese until it is full
Wrap each stuffed pepper with a slice of bacon.
Use toothpicks to secure the bacon on the top and bottom.
Place the bacon wrapped poppers on an oven safe rack over a baking pan that can catch the bacon grease as they cook.
Top each popper with brown sugar to give it a sweet taste.
Cook for 15–25 minutes, or until the bacon is brown and crispy.
You’re going to be the life of the party, and I would suggest you take as many as you can because they won’t last long. While they say bacon makes everything taste better, in this case, Klement’s Sausage makes it taste exceptional!!