Posts tagged: bacon appetizerBacon jam tartlets are officially the easiest and most addictive appetizer of the summer.
We are in prime holiday season and I don't know about you, but I need a ton of appetizer recipes on hand to get through to the end of the year.
From Thanksgiving to Christmas, Friendsgiving to New Year's Eve, there are about five million parties that are screaming for the perfect appetizer to stuff your face with. These little stuffed mushrooms are so easy to make and they are awesome for taking over to a party that you are attending. They are not too heavy so they won't spoil your appetite, but you might have trouble stopping at just one or too.
The earthy mushroom, the savory bacon and all the herbs blend together to make a delicious bite of crispy-topped perfection.
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INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, stir together bread crumbs, cheese, garlic, bacon, oregano, parsley, pepper, salt and 2 Tbsp olive oil. Set aside. Drizzle a baking sheet with 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil. Add 1 to 1 1/2 tsp of filling to each mushroom and place in an even layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve.
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*Recipe, photos and video by Meghan Bassett
Who's ready to get down on some serious pig?? That's exactly what these Pig Overload Fries are here for! When it comes to watching that pigskin fly and rooting for my favorite team, football food is everything I need to make me happy in life. Well, along with a couple of beers of course.
It's only natural to load up all the pork and bacon on these delicious fries, because y'all know I like my fries with a side of meat, plus some extra meat. Then I load it up with some cheddar cheese deliciousness and top it all off with some BBQ sauce. Talk about a hot mess of deliciousness, am I right? Thus the best fries you will ever eat in your LIFE were born.
Seriously, these are the best fries ever. Just look at that gorgeous mess and then tell me that you can resist it... Yea, didn't think so. So go ahead, get messy. Eat it all. Feel no guilt and chug a cold brew. This IS football season, people. Get into it already!
INSTRUCTIONS: Cook French fries according the instructions on the package. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter with paprika and cayenne powder. When melted and just starting to bubble, stir in 1/8 cup flour. Let brown, approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute, and whisk in 1 1/2 cups milk.
Continue to stir the milk mixture until it thickens, approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheddar cheese until melted.
Place cooked fries in a large serving dish. Top with pulled pork and bacon. Drizzle over cheese sauce and BBQ sauce. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve immediately.
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*Recipe and photos by Meghan Bassett
Boring old fried onion rings are sooooooo yesterday. No one needs all that greasy breading. Instead, you need all that greasy, crispy BACON. These bacon-wrapped onion rings are the only way you should be eating your onion rings from now on. Everything is better with bacon, you all know that! These onion rings might look a little intimidating to make, but they are so much easier than dragging out the fryer and going through the batter process normal onion rings require. Instead just wrap these bad boys up and bake until they are crispy and delicious. No possible oil burns and no risk of a grease fire. Which for someone as clumsy as myself is a serious MUST.
The hint of BBQ sauce and smoky flavor of the bacon give new life to onion rings that is downright addictive. Trust me when I say you won't regret diving into a bowl of these savory rings of bacon-wrapped onion rings (aka serious deliciousness) for a second; and if you do, hand them over, I'll finish off the rest for you.
INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line with foil and place rack on baking sheet.
Brush the onion rings with BBQ sauce, then carefully wrap in bacon. Start by wrapping one end of a bacon slice snuggly around the onion ring so it just slightly overlaps itself. You’ll use about 1 1/2 to 2 slices of bacon per onion ring.
Place the wrapped onion rings bacon-end side down on the rack and bake for 20 minutes. Flip the onion rings and bake another 15 to 20 minutes. Finish the onion rings with a few minutes under the broil if you like crispier bacon. Remove from oven and rest at least 5 minutes. Serve with more BBQ sauce if desired.