Bacon Wrapped Barbecue Volcano Potatoes

            This is a great appetizer or makes a better side dish for a delicious piece of beef, chicken or pork. A volcano potato is one that has a flavor explosion in every bite you take.

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This is a baked potato, but as it bakes, the fillings begin to erupt, just like lava from a volcano.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why do I have to use bacon?

Bacon is not a mandatory ingredient. We love adding bacon because of the flavor it adds.

Can I make them on the grill?

Yes, you can add these to your grill and let them cook at a medium high heat.

Can I make them Vegan?

By eliminating the bacon from the recipe it makes a perfect vegetarian dish.

Can I add other ingredients?

If you choose you could add anything you want to the potato filling. You can add in chives, sausage, mushrooms, colored peppers or even olives. Whatever your taste buds like, feel free to add.

Can I store the leftovers?

I would not recommend storing these in the freezer. They will become much more moist as they thaw out.

You could keep them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, in a tightly closed container. Reheat in the oven or microwave.

What ingredients do you need for Bacon Wrapped Barbecue Volcano Potatoes

            6 medium sized potatoes, we use red for the creamier texture

            Olive oil

            Salt and pepper to taste

            6 slices of half cooked bacon

            2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and sliced

            ¾ cup extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

            ½ to 1 cup barbecue sauce, your favorite flavor is perfect

            Chopped green onion for garnish

Topping:

            1 cup sour cream

            Red hot sauce to taste

            1 tsp smoked paprika

            2 tsp garlic powder

            2 tsp onion powder

            Salt and pepper to taste

How to make Bacon Wrapped Barbecue Volcano Potatoes

FIRST STEP

Microwave the potatoes for 5 minutes

Scoop out the inside of the potatoes and place into a bowl

SECOND STEP

In a bowl, with the potatoes, add in the sour cream, salt and pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and chopped half cooked bacon and jalapenos and combine well.

Pour in the barbecue sauce and stir to combine.

FIRST STEP

Place the scooped out potatoes on a baking sheet that is lined with parchment

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Place a heaping scoop of the filling mix into each potato

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Sprinkle each with shredded cheese

Enjoy!

         

            As stated, you can prepare these volcano potatoes on the grill also. Place them in a low to medium high heat area. The potatoes have already been cooked most of the way, so it will not take too long for them to finish. As they are cooking, whether in the oven or on the grill, the potato filling will begin to ‘erupt’. Each bit you take will have a ton of flavor.

            With football season approaching there will be many days you need snacks or appetizers, this could be made into an appetizer in smaller portions. You could also serve it as a meal with grilled chicken or steak. This is a versatile side dish that fits into any meal plan, with a tweak or two.

YUM!

Bacon Wrapped Barbecue Volcano Potatoes

Bacon Wrapped Barbecue Volcano Potatoes

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 medium sized potatoes, we use red for the creamier texture
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 slices of half cooked bacon
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and sliced
  • ¾ cup extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ to 1 cup barbecue sauce, your favorite flavor is perfect
  • Chopped green onion for garnish
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Red hot sauce to taste
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Microwave the potatoes for 5 minutes

Scoop out the inside of the potatoes and place into a bowl

In a bowl, with the potatoes, add in the sour cream, salt and pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and chopped half cooked bacon and jalapenos and combine well.

Pour in the barbecue sauce and stir to combine.

Place the scooped out potatoes on a baking sheet that is lined with parchment

Place a heaping scoop of the filling mix into each potato

Sprinkle each with shredded cheese

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 12gSodium: 44mgProtein: 20g