These nibbles are perfect as Thanksgiving appetizer bites or a creative way to serve stuffing on the side.
So you have stuffing. A delicious stuffing filled with apples and curry and pecans and sausage and herbs and celery. And onions and garlic. And you think, "Dang. Now this is good stuffing. Look at all of that texture and flavor. I might need to lie down."
And then you have bacon. And you officially need to lie down.
And then you take the stuffing, and you mold it into little bites, and you lay it inside the bacon strip and wrap the bacon around it. And you bake it. And you smell it. And you fall to the ground and don't even WANT to get up. You just have someone hand-feed you little baked bacon-wrapped stuffing bites until you can no longer see. And life is beautiful.
Okay! Chop your veggies and fruit and nuts. Chop chop chop.
Then get your stuffing all mixed. That Betty Crocker stuffing mix, I tell ya. Good stuff.
Then add all that choppidy goodness to the stuffing mix and give it a good stir.
THEN, add a couple of Italian sausage links (removed from their casings and torn), along with a little curry powder and lemon zest. Give it another good stir. Taste it. Just kidding!
Now, you've cut all those bacon slices in half, so just arrange them on a baking sheet. Make little mounds of stuffing and place them inside each bacon strip and wrap the bacon around the stuffing. Glory be.
Are you even seeing this right now?
Pure amazing ridiculousness. I dare you to only eat 18.
Your Thanksgiving guests just completely fell to the ground. But you knew that would happen.
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