International Bacon Day – Who knew???

Did you know August 31 is International Bacon Day?  It took me by (PLEASANT) surprise!  To all of my vegetarian and/or non bacon-loving followers, thanks for allowing me to indulge!  I came home on Saturday (August 31) afternoon to find a bowl of jalapenos on the counter, the last of our container crop this year.  I had a little of the cream cheese filling left for some of them (to make more poppers [previous post],) but not enough for all of them.  What to do????

As I pondered what to do with the rest of the jalapenos, Mike asked if I knew it was International Bacon Day.  That triggered some bacon wrapped jalapenos stuffed with leftover Spinach-Quinoa [previous post.]  (I had added some chopped sun-dried tomatoes to this batch of Spinach-Quinoa for a little something extra.)  And there you have it!

Bacon-Jalapeno

Carefully cut the end off each jalapeno.  With a sharp pairing knife, hollow out the inside of each pepper.  Stuff with quinoa mixture, wrap an entire piece of bacon around all sides, place on a foil-lined baking sheet, bake in a 375-400F oven until crispy and caramelized.  (25-30 minutes ???)  As the bacon cooks, it seals itself around the pepper.  You’ll know when they’re ready.  Let them rest for a few minutes – then enjoy!  Mmmm….. BACON!

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