Bacon and Cheddar Knockwurst Wrap-Arounds

Ingredients

4 all-beef knockwurst, such as Boar's Head brand 4 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into strips 8 thin slices center-cut bacon Solid wooden toothpicks, soaked in water Freshly ground pepper 4 poppy-seed buns, optional

Methods/steps

Grilling Method: Indirect/Medium Heat

Remove knockwurst from package. Using a sharp paring knife, make a ½-inch slit down the middle of the sausage leaving a ½-inch margin on each side so it will stay together. Stuff each slit with cheese and wrap with bacon. Secure the bacon with toothpicks as necessary.

Place wrap-arounds directly on the cooking grate, cheese-side up. Grill for 20-25 minutes or until bacon is crisp and cheese is melted. Serve on buns or with a knife and fork.

PorkElizabeth Karmel