- 12 pickle spears, patted dry
- 6 slices bacon, regular thickness
- 1/4 cup Nashville Hot Seasoning
- Wrap the pickles. Pat the pickles dry and set them aside. Lay out the bacon and double-check the measurement by wrapping one around a pickle. It should take half of a strip of bacon, but pickles and bacon can vary. Slice the bacon in half, and proceed to wrap each pickle spear with the bacon. You may use a toothpick if needed, but if you place them seam-side down, it will help. Place them on a wire rack, which will go into the smoker.
- Season the bacon-wrapped pickles. Season all sides of the bacon with the Nashville Hot Seasoning mix. This step can be done a few hours ahead of time and stored in the fridge on the wire rack with a baking sheet. Doing so will also help the bacon firm up to its new shape.
- Smoke the pickles. Heat up your smoker to 300°F. Use a mild wood flavor, so it doesn’t overwhelm the taste of the pickles. Place the wire rack with the bacon-wrapped pickles in the smoker and allow them to cook for about 45 minutes before checking on them.
- Make sure the bacon is crispy. Check on the bacon, it should be much darker and on its way to being crispy. Keep checking every 15 minutes until it’s cooked to your liking. They will be done in just around 60-90 minutes.
- Cool off and bite. The pickles will be extremely hot inside if you dare eat them immediately. Which you will, because they are so tempting. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
- Make sure you do not use thick cut bacon for this recipe.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 60 minutes
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Smoking
- Cuisine: Appetizer
Keywords: bacon-wrapped, smoked pickles, smoked bacon, Nashville hot seasoning, Nashville hot pickles, spicy bacon-wrapped pickles