Smoked Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Gorgonzola Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 package of your favorite bacon (approximately 12 slices of bacon)
  • Dried pitted dates – you will need two dates for every slice of bacon (24)
  • Gorgonzola cheese or another cheese that has a higher melting point. 
  • Favorite BBQ rub to season the bacon (optional, but recommended)
  • Toothpicks  

 

Thermapen ONE

Instructions 

  1. Preheat smoker to 350F (you can also use your oven)
  2. Cut bacon stripes in half
  3. Arrange the bacon strips on a cookie cooling rack. I put the cookie rack on a baking sheet to collect the grease, season the bacon with your favorite BBQ rub
  4. Partially cook bacon in the smoker. Make sure the bacon is still flexible enough to wrap around the dates (approx. 20 min)
  5. While the bacon is in the smoker, stuff the dates with Gorgonzola cheese (approx. 2-3 crumbles each)
  6. Remove bacon from the smoker and let cool enough to handle approximately 5 minutes 
  7. Wrap each date with 1 of the half slices of bacon and secure with a toothpick 
  8. Place wrapped dates on the cookie cooling rack that you cooked the bacon and return to the smoker
  9. Smoke the bacon wrapped dates at 225F for 30-40 minutes until the bacon is crispy 
  10. Enjoy!

 

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