How to Find Food Trends
Sometimes you just find the best thing on the internet. Whether you’re into cat videos or ‘Hey Girl’ memes there always seems to be something for everyone. Want to waste an hour looking at Food Porn? No problem there’s always Tastespotting. Want to learn how to frost a cake in 5 easy steps? Pinterest is your friend. One of my favourite ways to kill time (if I have any to spare) is to check out blogs that are recommended by other blogs. It’s always a great way to pick up writing, cooking, and eating trends from across the country or around the world.
It’s Not a Party Until the Spicy Meat Bombs Arrive
One of the most recent blogs that I found through a friend’s blog is Tony Meets Meat. Highlighting a no nonsense/no frills love of barbecue, this blog was really a refreshing change for me. With all my recent attention focussed on getting great vegan related recipes and in eating more healthy in general it was a refreshing change of pace. Our son’s birthday allowed me a little more freedom to go ‘hog wild’ and when I saw Tony’s post on Armadillo Eggs I knew that I just had to give them a try. I’m not one of those people that has to make tried and true recipes for company…if a dish sounds good to me I just make it. So far I’ve had pretty good luck with this philosophy.
I didn’t really follow much of a recipe, more like a ‘how to’ guide.
I put my meat bombs on Aluminium trays and barbecued them for about an hour, maybe a bit longer.Then I brushed barbecue sauce all over them and left them on the heat for another 10 minutes.
I was a bit worried they might be too spicy for our guests but they turned out to have just the right amount of spice…except for the one the birthday boy had. He claims I gave him the spiciest one but I secretly think he was ‘more delicate’ than usual as he was hurting a bit from going out with his buddies the night before.
Bring Home the Bacon (Recipes) from Dish ‘n’ the Kitchen:
Pork, Bacon, Leek, and Thyme Meatloaf
Warm Lentil and White Bean Salad with Bacon and Roasted Grape Tomatoes
Dinosaur Eggs AKA Spicy Meat Bombs
- 8 small jalapenos
- 1 block cream cheese
- 6 fresh chorizo sausages; de-stuffed
- 8 pieces of bacon
- your favourite BBQ sauce
- Cut the stem end off the jalapeños and scrape the innards (including seeds) out.
- To stuff the jalapeños, cut a strip off a block of Philadelphia cream cheese and inserted it into the jalapeño.
- Wrap each jalapeño in fresh chorizo sausage. As an estimate I used approximately one chorizo sausage per jalapeño but I guess it depends on the size of your jalapeños. Try to make sure there are no cracks and the jalapeño is completely sealed by the chorizo.
- Wrap a piece of bacon around the whole thing.
- Place the meat bombs on Aluminium trays and barbecue them on medium for about an hour, maybe a bit longer.
- Brush barbecue sauce all over them and return to the heat for another 10 minutes.
Is there a separate guideline for oven baking? I am the worst on a grill!
No I have not tested this recipe in an oven. The best I can say is try cooking it at 375 F until the inside of the pork reaches 71°C (160°F).
TONY, just found your recipe. I usually visit my 2 younger sons in Toronto 2 to 3 times a year, I live in Monteral. Recently I have been taking 2 lb tomahawks so I think this is a great starter, or maybe hold them for breakfast after all the wine and steak, would be nice with scrambled eggs and hash browns. Cudos on this terrific recipe.
Perfect for a hot weather BBQ!
Gawd these look good. And if you buy velveeta i’ll have to quit following you!
I’m going to have to make these. These will be a hit for sure!
Fabulous! Do let me know how you like them 🙂
Thanks for the shout out Bernice, I appreciate it! Hope you liked them as much as I did. 🙂
Everyone loved them Tony. Where are you located?
I am so glad! I am in Spokane, WA.