Did you know that today is National Pineapple Day??? Doesn't that make you excited? Seriously though, when did we start having national everything day? I mean - every day is some kind of day, am I right? Who declares these kinds of things, and when is national bacon day??
ANYWAYS, if you've been following here for any amount of time, you know that I LOVE food - particularly appetizers. But since my lifestyle change, I've had a hard time coming up with much more than carrots and dairy free ranch, which - let's be honest - is a whole lot of boring.
So here is my attempt at an appetizer that is super easy and perfect for summer cookouts!!! It has been a big hit at our house and is incredibly simple.
BACON WRAPPED SRIRACHA PINEAPPLE
Bacon, cut in half *don't use thick cut
1/2 Cup BBQ Sauce
1/4 Cup Sirracha sauce
2 TBS Lime juice
1 TBS worcestershire
1 tsp ancho chili powder
Freshly Cracked Pepper, optional
Preheat your oven to 425.
Line a baking sheet with foil (this will make cleanup easier, promise). Set a well greased wire rack on top the baking sheet.
Cut the pieces of bacon in half. Wrap each chunk of pineapple with the bacon pieces, securing with a toothpick, and place on the wire rack. (Try to place the end of the bacon on the bottom underneath the pineapple so it doesn't come undone easily).
Whisk together the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl. Spoon over each piece of bacon wrapped pineapple. Put in the oven for 18-20 minutes, until bacon begins to brown.
Spoon more sauce over each piece and bake for 5-10 more minutes, until desired doneness. (I like my bacon pretty crispy). Let cool for 5 minutes before using tongs to carefully place on a serving dish. Top with chopped cilantro and freshly cracked pepper, if desired. Serve warm.