Who doesn’t love a BLT? Sometimes it can be hard going to parties because there are so many tempting non-Paleo foods around. To avoid this, I brought these BLT Bites (recipe adapted from Stupid Easy Paleo) to a Fourth of July BBQ and they were gone within minutes! These were a little bit time consuming, but the final product was pretty amazing.
*Recipe adapted from Stupid Easy Paleo, BLT Bites, click here for original post.
10-12 pieces of bacon (I used Applegate Farms, look for nitrate-free/uncured, sugar-free if Whole30)
Romaine lettuce, chopped
Paleo mayo, to top
*2 mini-muffin tins
Prepare Paleo mayo ahead.
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
Use coconut oil to grease the inside of one mini-muffin tin and the outside of the other. The bacon will eventually be cooked into little cups using these as molds.
Place one muffin tin face-down.
Cut each strip of bacon into thirds and criss-cross the pieces over the cups. (You might choose to cut the strips in half, instead). It should look like the picture below.
Place the other muffin tin on top and press down firmly.
Put the muffin tins on the cookie sheet and bake in the oven. Note: The original recipe suggests baking for 20-25 min., then removing the top muffin tin and cooking for an additional 5 min.. I had to cook mine for closer to 45 min.. I’m not sure if this was because of the bacon, my oven, or something else, but I suggest starting baking for 20-25 min., then adding additional time as needed while monitoring them closely. When you decide they are ready, remove from the oven.
Chop up romaine lettuce and add some to each bacon cup.
Cut grape tomatoes in half and place one on each cup.
Top with Paleo mayo. Enjoy!