5 Foods You Need to Wrap in Bacon Right This Second

5 Foods You Need to Wrap in Bacon Right This Second

Kelli Foster
Aug 7, 2017
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There's no wrong way to enjoy bacon. You can eat those crispy strips out of hand, crumble them to top salads, and layer them on sandwiches, but perhaps my favorite way is to wrap bacon around everything from corn on the cob to dates, to tenderloin. If bacon speaks to your soul, don't wait a second longer because these five foods are even better when wrapped in bacon.

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1. Bacon and Basil Wrapped Corn on the Cob

Here's a reason to fire up the grill stat! Sweet summer corn on the cob is finally in season and there is no better way to celebrate its return than by partnering it with fresh basil leaves and wrapping it with a strip (or two!) of fatty bacon.

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2. Baked Bacon & Cheddar Jalapeño Poppers

They only thing better than crispy, cheese-filled jalapeño poppers is jalapeño poppers wrapped with a crispy strip of bacon. This version is baked in the oven, so there's no messy oil to worry about. Bring these to this weekend's potluck, add them to the barbecue lineup, or whip up a batch just because, and you won't be disappointed.

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3. Bacon-Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin

This is a total pork-lover's delight! Add bacon and your basic weeknight pork tenderloin goes from good to out-of-this-world good. You'll want to use some toothpicks to make sure the bacon stays securely wrapped around the tenderloin. It's a one-skillet meal that's seared on the stovetop and then finished in the oven.

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4. How To Make Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Bring these to your next potluck or party and they'll be the talk of the night. They're likely to disappear as soon as you put the plate down, so a double batch is always a good idea. The salty fattiness of the bacon is a perfect partner to balance the cloying sweetness of dates and the tang of creamy goat cheese.

5. Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites with Spicy Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

Add bacon, and humble chunks of potato are transformed into a bite-sized appetizer guaranteed to instantly win hearts and stomachs.

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