Sweet N Spicy Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes

I do love a recipe challenge, almost as much as I love bacon. Ergo, today's recipe is one of my favorites. I am participating in a bi monthly recipe challenge and this months ingredient is potatoes. I love me some potatoes and I will have 40 some recipes to look through and make these next few weeks. 



When I was deciding what to create,  I went round and round with a few ideas and then remembered I had this recipe post in my drafts from a long time ago. I looked it over and ,after gasping in horror, once I spied my photos, I decided this was definitely the recipe I wanted to go with and it was also the perfect time to practice my food photography on one of my first recipes. Slowly, I am getting better at capturing good shots. 



I am still learning as I go with my cameras and interestingly enough, I preferred the ones I took with my phone (galaxy 6) and so I went with those for this post. I hope they do justice to this simple appetizer because I promise, it is simple, yet delicious! This is also a recipe that you can play around with the spices to perfect it to your taste. 

Ingredients
2 medium/large sweet potatoes
1 package bacon
1 1/2 tbsp bourbon
1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp chili powder

preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil. Cut the potatoes somewhat thin, in rounds. Cut each slice of bacon in 3rds. ( if your slices are little thicker, you can cut your bacon in half) wrap the bacon around the slices and place on the baking sheet.  

In a small bowl, combine the bourbon, brown sugar, and chili powder. ( if you want it more sweet or more spicy, adjust the spice amounts to your taste. also, if you do not want to use bourbon, use melted butter) Once combined, using a basting brush, brush the mixture onto the bacon. 

Place the potatoes in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, remove from oven and flip potatoes over and repeat the basting process. 

Cook for 15-20 minutes or until done. 


These are great for a dinner party or get together. I also sometimes use prosciutto basted in olive oil and sprinkled with garlic salt and pepper. This is a dish that you really cannot go wrong with and can make completely to your taste. 

Now, try not to spend so much time salivating on all of these other posts that you get nothing done today. I can see that happening to me!







12 comments on "Sweet N Spicy Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes"
  1. These look delicious! The perfect appetizer for my next get together!

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  2. My husband would just die over these! I have to make them.

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  3. These look so yummy! I love the combination and that they would be a perfect finger food. I think my children are waiting for me to serve something they can eat with their hands! LOL Thanks for the recipe. ;)

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  4. Wow, these look so pretty and yummy. Gotta' try these very soon!

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  5. Sweet and Spicy? Those is my favorite flavors combined. I am excited for my family to try this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  6. This is so original, easy, and delish. The trifecta of great food for entertaining. I'm pinning to my Cook with Bourbon board.....

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  7. Oh my gosh these sound fabulous!

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  8. Hello! You had me at bourbon. I never seen sweet potatoes look so good. Your recipe looks amazing. Going to pin it now..yum!!

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  9. Oh, wow! This looks so yummy! I've never thought to wrap bacon around potato slices. Genius! :)

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  10. I have never seen this appetizer before. I'll definitely have to try it!

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  11. What a great idea! Love all these flavors, and they make such an interesting bite together. Added this to the "mast make" list. Thanks for sharing! Bwg ~~~

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