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Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes with North Carolina Rub

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Savory Delight: Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes

Delight in the ultimate appetizer, “Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes” – a mesmerizing fusion of smoky bacon and tender sweetness. In just 45 minutes, you’ll create a symphony of flavors that’ll captivate your taste buds.

Peel and cut sweet potatoes into bite-sized cubes, tossing them in melted butter, warm cinnamon, and a tantalizing blend of North Carolina rub. With paprika, chili powder, garlic, onion, and cayenne, the rub infuses the sweet potatoes with a harmonious balance of smoky, savory, and mildly spicy notes.

Each cube is then lovingly wrapped in savory bacon, secured with toothpicks for a perfect marriage of tastes in every bite. The North Carolina rub, enhanced by molasses, cane sugar, and a touch of mustard powder and black pepper, ensures an unforgettable culinary experience.

While cherry or apple wood smoke in a smoker adds complexity, grilling or baking in the oven yields equally tantalizing results. A sprinkle of brown sugar provides a caramelized glaze, enhancing the already alluring flavors.

The final masterpiece boasts crisp bacon embracing luscious sweet potatoes. With the enchanting balance of smoky and sweet, each bite is a journey of delectable sensations.

Perfect for any gathering, these bacon-wrapped delights will impress your guests and leave them craving more. Embrace the art of flavor fusion and culinary ingenuity with “Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes” – a surefire hit at any occasion. Recipe by Glenn Connaughton. Read more about Glenn here.

Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes with North Carolina Rub

Bacon Wrapped Sweet potatoes

Indulge in the irresistible flavor of Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes – a culinary delight that blends smoky and sweet flavors into a tantalizing symphony. Tender sweet potato cubes, coated with a delectable blend of North Carolina BBQ rub and a touch of warm cinnamon, are lovingly wrapped in savory bacon strips, invoking a heavenly aroma. A sprinkle of brown sugar adds a caramelized essence, while the grill or smoker infuses the dish with an inviting cherry or apple wood smoke. Savor each crisp and tender bite, as this dish transcends mere ingredients into a mouthwatering experience.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons Revolution Barbecue North Carolina BBQ Rub divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 large sweet potatoes or 3 medium peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 pound thin cut bacon strips cut into thirds
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


  • Preheat your grill/smoker to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Melt the butter in a large, microwave safe bowl. Mix in 1 teaspoon of the North Carolina Rub and cinnamon.
  • Add the sweet potato cubes and toss until evenly coated.
  • Wrap 1 piece of bacon around each potato cube and fasten with a toothpick. Place all the wrapped potatoes onto the baking sheet. Sprinkle with the brown sugar and remaining BBQ Rub.
  • Grill for 35-40 minutes or until the bacon is crisp and the potatoes are tender.


As a final tip, for an unforgettable flavor experience with “Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes,” embrace the fruity essence of cherry or apple wood smoke. These woods infuse a delicate, natural sweetness into the dish, enhancing the already tantalizing blend of smoky bacon and tender sweet potatoes.
To fully savor the magic of this recipe, don’t forget to complement it with the authentic North Carolina rub, featuring paprika, chili powder, garlic, onion, cayenne, and more – a perfect harmony of flavors. Visit our website now and grab the North Carolina rub that will turn your kitchen into a gourmet paradise. Unleash your creativity and indulge in the art of flavor fusion.
Keyword Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes, North Carolina Bacon Sweet Potato Appetizer, Revolution Barbecue North Carolina BBQ Rub, Savory Sweet Potato Recipe
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