7 Foods That Would Be Better Wrapped In Bacon
My parents struggled to get me to eat my Brussels sprouts as a kid. Well, not Brussels sprouts, because they didn’t like them either, but I think you get what I mean. I was a picky eater. So to get me to eat what they put on my plate, my parents had to get creative. After weeks of experiments they finally hit the jackpot with bacon. Keep reading for how you can get creative with bacon!
Jalapeños: Lots of people are big fans of this spicy pepper, but it’s hard to swallow on its own. This three-ingredient recipe for jalapeño peppers is easy to make and full of delicious complementary flavors. Who could say no to the combined power of bacon, cheese and spicy pepper?!
Dates: Okay, dates are pretty delicious even without bacon. But in my opinion they are an underappreciated fruit, so if wrapping them in bacon gets people to eat them, I’m all for it. This recipe is my favorite on the list, because not only are the dates wrapped in bacon, they’re also stuffed with cheese.
Asparagus: This veggie is great right off the grill or out of the steamer, but it adds an extra layer of savor when you wrap them in bacon!
Onion: Bacon wrapped around wedges of onion deliver an appetizer with a kick! With a marinade of sugar, vinegar and molasses, these bacon wrapped onion recipes are bursting with flavor.
Cranberries: It’s amazing how well bacon and fruit go together. In this recipe you’re wrapping bacon around bundles of onion, celery, apple, thyme and sage! Sounds like a strange mix, but believe me, try it out and you won’t be disappointed by this sweet and savory bundle.
Brussels sprouts: Last, but not least, we come to the infamous sprout itself. Never fear! With these two recipes, no one in the house will recognize the hated vegetable with the delicious appetizer that comes out of your oven.
Water Chestnuts: These little guys are another underappreciated food, despite being crunchy and delicious. This recipe calls for them to be wrapped in bacon and dipped in brown sugar. They’ll be a hit with any guest!