If you are like me, the thought of anything with Jalapeños or Habaneros in it just makes your mouth water. That is why I had to try out the Bacon Jalapeño Cheese Dog. Made with thick cut premium bacon, Nathans hot dogs, and premium cheddar cheese, this is sure to be a unique eat you will come back to over and over. Now, what is so special about this Bacon Jalapeño Cheese Dog? Well, let’s take a look.
For this recipe, I am going to be starting off with the best hot dogs on the market, Nathans. If you disagree, you are just plain wrong and I feel sorry for you. Nathans is an American staple and worth our praise.
A word for the wise here, you always want to use the best quality ingredients for everything that you do. That goes for everything in life. Life is too short to save a dollar on crappy ingredients.
Bacon Jalapeño Cheese Hot Dogs
Made with thick cut premium bacon, Nathan's hot dogs, and premium cheddar cheese, this is sure to be a unique eat you will come back to over and over.
Slice your hot dogs down the middle all the way through. Next, slice your cheese into small strips that can be placed on top of half of the hot dog. Next, add the cheese to the middle of the hot dog. Add as much cheese as you would like.
Take raw strips of bacon and wrap the hot dog all the way. Make sure it is tightly wrapped.
Grill on a griddle to cook all the way through.
Slice the tops and bottoms off of your jalapeños and then slice down the middle, not cutting all the way through. Remove the white membrane and seeds.
Take the hollow jalapeno tubes and wrap the bacon chedar dog in it. Place these on a griddle as well and make sure to cook the jalapenño so it becomes softer.
Place in your bun and smother with mustard or cheese sauce.
The Super Bowl is right around the corner. You have been faithful all year to your diet. Your friends are coming over to watch the big game. How can you balance having awesome snacks and not breaking your diet? Here are some Healthy Super Bowl Snacks that will be a hit with your friends and family.
Baked Buffalo Chicken Skewers
What you will need:
Your favorite Buffalo Sauce
Bleu Cheese Dressing (Optional)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Directions: Keep it simple stupid, cut the chicken into strips and marinade in Buffalo Sauce for 15-20 minutes and then skewer the meat. (HINT: Soak your skewers in water for 30 minutes to prevent the wood from burning.) .Season with Salt, Pepper, and Garlic. Throw it into the oven to bake at 375 F for 30 minutes. Flip the skewers often, giving them a new coat of buffalo sauce each time. Dip in Bleu Cheese Dressing.
“This is a great substitution for buffalo wings! Can be made gluten-free, vegan, or vegetarian. Make sure to coat your cookie sheet well with oil or they will stick. Dip this in ranch or blue cheese for even more added flavor, but it doesn’t need it.”
olive oil cooking spray
3/4 cup gluten-free baking flour (such as Premium Gold(R) Flax and Ancient Grains All-Purpose Flour)
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste
salt and ground black pepper to taste
2 heads cauliflower, cut into bite-size pieces
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup hot pepper sauce (such as Frank’s RedHot(R))
1 teaspoon honey
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Mix flour, water, garlic powder, salt, and pepper together in a bowl using a whisk until batter is smooth and somewhat runny. Add cauliflower to batter and mix until cauliflower is coated; spread onto the baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes.
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove saucepan from heat and stir hot pepper sauce and honey into butter until smooth. Brush hot sauce mixture over each cauliflower piece, repeating brushing until all the hot sauce mixture is used.
Bake in the oven until cauliflower is browned, about 10 minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven and allow the cauliflower to cool 10 to 15 minutes.
1 (17-ounce) container of 2% Greek yogurt (or about 2 cups of your favorite)
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons honey
1 cup finely chopped kale
1 cup finely chopped spinach
3 thin green onions, finely chopped
1/3 cup finely chopped red pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped carrot
2 garlic cloves, finely minced or pressed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
if desired, chopped water chestnuts and chopped marinated artichoke hearts
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well to combine. The key is to chop everything as finely as possible! This dip is extra flavorful after it sits for a few hours (refrigerated of course). Taste and season more if desired. Serve with chips, crackers or vegetables.
This one could go either way on the healthy-o-meter, but has a lot less calories than other bacon wrapped jalapeños I have seen.
What you will need:
1 Pack of Bacon
6 Whole Jalapeños (small)
1 8oz block of cream cheese
Directions: Slice the jalapeños in half (hot dog way) and de-seed. Cut up the Cream Cheese into strips long enough to sit in the jalapeño. (The actual size varies, but just remember to put a healthy serving of cheese in it. Wrap the jalapeño and cheese with a slice of Bacon. Place them on a cookie sheet and preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Bake until your bacon is how you want it (about 20 minutes) and Enjoy!
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