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Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese

 These Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese are a perfect holiday appetizer. This is one of those party foods that will have everyone asking you for the recipe!

These Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese are a perfect holiday appetizer. This is one of those party foods that will have everyone asking you for the recipe!

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These Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese are a perfect holiday appetizer. This is one of those party foods that will have everyone asking you for the recipe!

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese

Yields:  16

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

8 slices of bacon, sliced in half
16 dates
4 ounces goat cheese
toothpicks

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a plate with paper towels and set aside.

 

 

Using a sharp knife, slice the dates open lengthwise to remove the pit and also create a pocket.

 

 

Stuff goat cheese into the pocket of each date.

 

 

Wrap each date with a half slice of bacon, securing with a toothpick through the top.

 

 

Place bacon wrapped dates on a rimmed bacon sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and place dates on their side before baking for for another 6-7 minutes. Continue this process until all sides are browned and crisped to your liking.

Once baking is completed, place dates on the prepared plate and allow some of the excess grease to absorb into the paper towels. Serve warm.

 

Loaded Cheeseburger Muffins
Yield: 12 Muffins

Loaded Cheeseburger Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

These Loaded Cheeseburger Muffins are ready in just 30 minutes for a tasty snack, lunch or even as a fun weeknight family meal.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1/2 pound ground sausage or turkey sausage
  • 1/2 cup chopped bacon
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Muffin:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

Instructions

Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.

In a medium skillet, brown beef, sausage, garlic and onion over medium-high heat. About 5 minutes. Drain and set aside in a medium bowl.

Return pan to burner and cook bacon. Allow to cool. Chop bacon and add to meat mixture. Stir in Worcestershire and soy sauce, salt, and
cheese.

In another medium bowl, add in dry ingredients and mix well. Add wet ingredients and mix well.

Fill the bottom of each muffin cup with muffin mixture. About 1-2 tablespoons. Add in about 1/4 cup burger mixture. Top with 1-2
tablespoons of muffin mixture.

Bake about 30 minutes or until muffin tops are golden brown. Cool about 5 minutes. Serve with all your favourite cheeseburger fixings!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1 Muffin

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 605mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 17g

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These Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese are a perfect holiday appetizer. This is one of those party foods that will have everyone asking you for the recipe!

 

 

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