Holiday Appetizer – Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts
Water chestnuts are wrapped in bacon and slathered with a tasty homemade sauce and baked in the oven. If you prepare the full recipe please note that it makes lots and lots, probably somewhere close to 5 dozen, so make sure you have lots of toothpicks handy. Enjoy!
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts
3 cans whole water chestnuts, drained
1 lb. package of bacon
1/2 c. ketchup
1/2 c. brown sugar
squirt of mustard
1 t. Worcestershire sauce
1. Preheat oven to 375-f degrees. Spray a large baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
2. Cut the bacon into thirds. If you have a sharp knife, just slice through the packaging. Wrap each piece of cut bacon around a water chestnut and secure with a toothpick. Put in prepared baking dish. Continue until all the water chestnuts are wrapped in bacon and are in your baking dish.
3. In a bowl, combine the remaining sauce ingredients and stir well. Pour over the bacon wrapped water chestnuts.
4. Bake for 30-45 minutes. Ovens vary so check them at 30 minutes to be safe. Mine required 45 minutes of baking for the bacon to be cooked through.