Bacon wrapped mmmmmm. Now this was my first venture into the world of bacon wrapping, so I was quite excited and slightly nervous as to how things would turn out. Well fortunately things were a success! (minus a few mishaps with some potatoes). These were made for a potluck since I had waaaay too much bacon in the freezer, some steaks, lots of potatoes, and I knew they would make great appetizers. I’m not going to have exact quantities for the recipe, as I pretty much just free-styled all the ingredients (I do this lots), so there is lots of room for improvisation.
- VH General Tao Stir-Fry Sauce
- PC Steak Spice Marinade
- Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
- China Lily Soya Sauce
I poured everything into a Ziploc bag and left it in the fridge for about 8 hours.
Cream Cheese Spread
- Cream Cheese
- Bacon Bits
- Franks Red Hot Sauce
- Italian Cheese Blend
Just heat the cream cheese up a bit in the microwave so you can mix all the ingredients into it and walla!
From here we cut the steak into thin slices as well as cutting the bacon into halves or thirds (depending on how long it is), spread the cream cheese mixture onto one side of the steak, roll it up and then roll the bacon around it and stab it with a toothpick. Done!
Tip for the toothpicks: Soak them in water before you use them, so they don’t burn when you are cooking them.
Cook the steak in the oven at around 350°F for about 25 minutes. I had never cooked these before so I just kept a watchful eye and took them out when they looked cooked, so times may vary. If the bacon is cooked the steak will also be cooked.
Bacon Wrapped Potato Bites
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- Garlic Plus
- Whatever else you feel like adding!
So first I boiled the potatoes until I could easily spear them with a fork, then i let them cool a bit, put the ingredients on, spread some cream cheese mixture on top of each potato and wrapped it in the bacon and speared it with a toothpick. Now I had tried cooking this on the barbecue because my oven was full, let’s just say bacon and barbecues can be dangerous sometimes. While I had put some tinfoil down underneath the potatoes, the grease still managed to catch on fire, so some of the potatoes gotta a little burnt. Oh well!
Next time I would cook these in the oven at whatever temperature you normally cook potatoes.
These were easy to make, but a little time consuming as I had to slice, spread, roll and wrap them all by myself. With a partner in crime, these would be easy and quick! I encourage everyone to think about making something bacon wrapped for their next potluck, as it is ALWAYS a crowd pleaser!
Over and Out,