Bacon Dates a Jalapeño

bacon wrapped jalepeño date

I was recently drooling over a friend’s jalapeño poppers, made just like this.  The poppers were a big fat archerfriendly no-no since they were stuffed with cream cheese.  If there was one time I could have cheated on eating dairy, this would have been it!  Looking back, maybe I should have had one…

bacon wrapped jalepeño date

Luckily, I didn’t feel too deprived because another friend had also made bacon wrapped dates.  I could savor those instead.  It was the first time I ever had a bacon wrapped date, and I was impressed with the utilization of a well loved American fat slab joining hippie grub!  (I’m a sucker for hippie nibbles.)  Seeing the bacon-centric hors d’oeurves lined up on the table gave me the idea of merging the two into perfect archerfriendliness.  Well, perfect as long as you don’t eat them every day.

Bacon, dates, and jalepeños.  That’s all it takes to make this pleasurable combo of meat, fruit, and veggie.  Three flavors all in one bite:  salty, sweet, and spicy.  Make sure to use uncured, organic bacon.  Toxins are stored in the fat, so when you eat blubber that once had eyes and legs, you really need it to be organic.  If you can’t afford the organic fatty pork strips, at least go for the nitrate free slabs (we opt for the Trader Joe’s version).  Nitrates cause cancer – you heard that already, right?  It’s true! You can get the nitrate free stuff at Trader Joe’s.

I know what you’ll be making for your New Year’s Eve party…

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4 Responses

  1. Rose

    I cannot wait to make these!


  2. Erika

    YUM!!!!!!!!!! I love your recipes Archer, because when they’re Archerfriendly they’re usually Erikafriendly too! (soooo goood).


  3. Donna Mathwig

    Just made these…tested them out on JIm and Ryan, and they’re a winner! Easy holiday appie! But then, with bacon involved, how could they not be? :)


  4. Janet Croneberger

    Thanks Archer I love that you share your recipes I am going to make them for bible study,we always have a time of fellowship after I sure we will all enjoy!!


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