In case you were unaware, tomorrow is International Bacon Day, in honor of such a wonderful day here is a favorite recipe of mine, that of course includes Bacon! Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon, great for a snack during the football season, easy, quick, and very delicious. Total time to prepare in less then 30 minutes and makes about 20-30 servings.
* 1 pound medium fresh mushrooms
* 4 Bacon slices diced
* 1/2 cup minced onion, or use part green onion
* 2 tablespoons Minced fresh green pepper
* 1 teaspoon Salt
* 1/8 teaspoon Pepper
* 3 ounces Cream cheese, room temperature
* 1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs, plain
* 1/4 cup Hot water
Clean mushrooms, remove and chop stems; set aside.
Fry bacon in a heavy skillet. Remove with a slotted spoon and set on paper towels to drain. In bacon drippings, saute onion, green pepper, and chopped mushroom stems until tender; drain. Add salt and pepper.
Soften cream cheese; blend in cooked bacon and vegetables. Press mixture firmly into mushroom caps, mounding a bit. Place bread crumbs in a small bowl. Turn filled mushroom caps upside down and press gently in the bread crumbs to coat tops. Place in a 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking dish. Add hot water to pan and bake, uncovered, 20 to 25 minutes at 325 degrees.
Great with chicken wings, fried cheese sticks, pizza, and any other finger food. Perfect for watching your favorite team going for a victory. And of course it tastes great, it has Bacon in the recipe!