Posts tagged: bacon-wrapped
FOOTBALL IS FINALLY HERE! Who else out there is completely losing their minds? It feels like we've been waiting forever for the season to officially start - because we seriously have been - and now that it's here, we are going all out for every dang game. What does that mean for us Pig of the Month BBQ peeps? Wrap all the things in BACON. There's nothing much better than throwing bake some bacon deliciousness with those brews while taking in all that glorious pigskin action. You all know bacon is a part of daily life in our world, so having the excuse to whip it out yet again four days out of the week is our idea of hog heaven. Don't disappoint your favorite fans with some chips and dip and a couple beers this weekend. Bring out the bacon and make everyone lose their minds over all the goodness! Football was meant to be enjoyed with an extra side of bacon. Don't even try to argue with us. It's a FACT. Check out these KILLER bacon-wrapped recipes and head over to Pig of the Month BBQ's bacon section to get the good stuff. You can thank us later.
Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites - Mama Loves Food
< Grilled Cheesy Potato Volcanoes - Tasty
Sriracha Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeños - Sauce + Style
Bacon-Wrapped Onion Rings - Sauce + Style
Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Bites - Lovely Little Kitchen
Bacon Wrapped Avocados - Oh Sweet Basil
Bacon Wrapped Cheese Bombs - Crunchy Creamy Sweet
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Weeknight meals can get really boring, am I right? I mean, there's only so many times you can cook a plain ol' chicken breast, match it up with some veggies and not get bored to tears. Sometimes you need to shake things up during the week, but you don't have time to master an insane recipe. Enter Bacon-Wrapped Caprese Stuffed Chicken.
These chicken breasts are going to seriously wow your family and I bet you already have most of these ingredients in your home (or even growing in your backyard for you herb and veggie growers out there!). All you have to do is stuff your chicken breasts with those classic caprese salad ingredients, wrap them in bacon and boom. Dinner is done in less than 30 minutes and your satisfying everyone at the table. I LOVE caprese salads - the mozzarella, the tomato, the basil - it all screams freshness and summer to me with every bite. Chicken lends itself so well to this combo so it only makes sense to stuff everything INSIDE the chicken breast. That combined with the bacon-wrapped exterior leaves you with one of the moistest pieces of chicken you'll ever dig into.
This will become a family fav in no time!
INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Split each chicken breast in half. Stuff with 2 half slices of mozzarella, one half slice of tomato, and a generous sprinkle of chopped basil. Pinch the edges of the chicken breast closed.
Wrap each chicken breast with two slices of bacon, making sure the edges of the bacon overlap all on the same side of the breast. Heat olive oil in a large oven safe skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken breasts for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, making sure to rotate to get it seared on all four sides. Place skillet in the oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until cooked through. Serve immediately.
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*Recipe, photos and video by Meghan Bassett
Sriracha Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeños really bring the heat! This spicy, crispy and creamy appetizer will win over everyone at your next party.
Wrapping things in bacon is kind of a specialty of mine. If anything just isn't quite working for me in the kitchen, I usually head straight for the extra pound of bacon I always have sitting in my refrigerator. You know, just in case there's a bacon-related emergency - which surprisingly happens on a weekly basis for me. You'd be surprised by just how many things can be wrapped in bacon! Potatoes, rolls, scallops, shrimp, meatloaf, yea this list could go on forever. Today I'm bringing you one of my new favorite bacon-wrapped recipes that'll light a fire on your tongue and in your belly.
Sriracha Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeños are the best combo of crispy, creamy, spicy and extra cheesy. The Sriracha bacon and added Sriracha in the filling make these little guys just the right amount of wicked. You'll feel the heat but you won't be burning your taste buds off with each bite. Pro tip: try slicing a sausage or brat in half and stuffing it with one of these stuffed jalapeños. Next level amazingness right there, I'm just saying.
INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a baking dish and set aside.
In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, Monterrey Jack cheese, garlic, Sriracha and salt with an electric mixer until smooth and well-combined.
Add the halved jalapeños to the baking dish and fill each one evenly with the spicy cream cheese filling.
Wrap each stuffed jalapeño half with half a slice of Sriracha bacon, securing with a toothpick. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the bacon is as crispy as desired. Serve immediately.
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Recipe & 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.