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Candied BLT Skewers

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  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 36 skewers 1x



36 Simek’s classic meatballs

1 lb bacon, cut in half (my package had 18 slices so I had 36 half-slices of bacon)

1 cup brown sugar

36 grape tomatoes

Iceberg lettuce, cut into cubes

Special Sauce:

1/2 cup mayonnaise.

2 tablespoons French dressing.

4 teaspoons sweet pickle relish.

1 tablespoon finely minced white onion.

1 teaspoon white vinegar.

1 teaspoon sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put brown sugar in a small bowl.
  3. Spray a broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Cut a pound of bacon strips in half and wrap them around Simek’s meatballs (I thawed mine a bit so I could insert the skewer) securing the bacon in place with a toothpick.
  5. Dredge the bacon wrapped meatballs in the sugar, pressing to coat it well.
  6. Place them on the greased broiler pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, depending on how you like your bacon. I like mine crispy, so I baked them for 35 minutes.
  7. Let the meatballs cool until you’re able to handle them, then assemble the rest of the skewer, placing a grape tomato then a stack of iceberg lettuce.
  8. Combine the ingredients for your special dipping sauce and stir until they’re blended.  Serve on the side of your skewers