Barbecued Water Chestnuts
2 8-oz. cans whole water chestnuts, drained
1 lb. bacon, cut in half
1 1/2 c. catsup
6 T. brown sugar, packed
1 T. vinegar
Wrap each chestnut in a piece of bacon; fasten with a wooden toothpick. Place on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until crisp and golden. Remove chestnuts to a mini slow cooker; set aside. Combine remaining ingredients in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Bring to a simmer; cook for 15 minutes, or until thickened. Spoon sauce over chestnuts. Turn slow cooker to low setting for serving. Serves 10.
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Cooking time increases by 15-20 minutes every time a slow cooker's lid is lifted.