Here at my house, we’re always looking out for great new ways to make protein yummy and easy to eat on the go.
Another way we vet recipes in our household is by how versatile they are — as in, I can eat this on the go, but I can also mix it with a few other things to make a more sophisticated sit down dish.
My latest recipe hits both of these things on the head — it’s fast, it’s delicious and it can be eaten about fifteen different ways. Did I mention it’s wrapped in bacon? Just sit back and enjoy the ride!
- 12 ounces of bacon (sugar free if you’re on Whole30!)
- 1 pound of lean ground beef
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon of liquid smoke
- 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
- 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon of parsley
- 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
- 3 roma tomatoes
- 1 jalapeño
- 1 tablespoon of ghee
- 1 egg
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine ground beef, finely chopped tomatoes and jalapeño, and seasonings into a bowl. Mix it together with your hands so you can be sure the seasonings are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
- Using your hands, form small, ping pong-sized balls with the meat. Place it on a baking pan. Tip: Go too small rather than too big on these or your bacon won’t fit all the way around the bomb.
- Once you’ve got all your meat rolled out into bombs, place them in the oven for 15 minutes. Note: they do not have to be cooked all the way through when you pull them out, just enough so that they stay together.
- In a cast-iron skillet, begin heating up your ghee. Take a package of bacon and cut each piece in half.
- Lay your strip of bacon out. Using a spatula, carefully move a bomb from the cookie pan to the bacon and place it in the middle. Tip: The bombs are a little fragile because we’re not using gluten to hold them together, so be gentle! We found that a spatula works much better than tongs or our fingers.
- Fold the bacon over the bomb. Place the half-way wrapped bomb in the center of the other half of your strip of bacon and wrap the remaining sides. Use one or two toothpicks to secure the bacon at the top before placing the bomb in the cast-iron skillet.
- Once you’ve wrapped all of your bombs in bacon and placed them in the skillet, turn the heat up to high and cover the bombs with a lid.
- Every two minutes or so, use tongs to readjust the bombs so that they cook all the way through. Be careful — bacon grease will pop out of the skillet and burn you if you aren’t paying attention.
- Once they’re cooked all the way through, use tongs to place them on a paper towel to drain the remaining grease. Once they’ve cooled, serve them over a bed of lettuce for a nice salad or save them for grab and go protein. You can also use as meatballs with spaghetti squash and tomato sauce.
These are the perfect snack for the meat-lover in your household. Who doesn’t love anything wrapped in bacon? Especially when it’s Paleo?
You can get creative with these Paleo BLT bombs by adding your own seasonings or by making smaller versions for a snack-sized meal or appetizer. Dip them in Paleo mayo for a real treat!
Be sure to try this at home and let us know how it went in the comments!