Bacon Asparagus Bites

Cook Time

30 Mins

Cooking Method

Bake

Cuisine

American

Difficulty

Easy

Prep Time

20 Mins

Servings

8


Ingredients


1/2 lb Asparagus Spears, sliced thin

3 1/2 oz Brie, thinly sliced squares

1 tbsp Flour

1/2 Lemon, juiced

1 Puff Pastry Sheet, thawed

2 tbsp Red Onion, minced

4 Slices of Bacon, diced

To Taste, SMOKED APPLE CHIPOTLE RUB



Cooking Instructions


An easy appetizer everyone will love, these Bacon Asparagus Bites are crispy, cheesy and delicious. Bacon, asparagus and onion are cooked until tender and crisp, then given a zest of fresh lemon juice and spooned on top of creamy brie and buttery puff pastry. The squares are placed in a muffin tin that can be placed right on the grill to infuse mouthwatering wood-fired flavor. Serve them up as a memorable party snack at any occasion. 

Wood Pellet Recommendation 

In order to bring out the bacon-flavors in this recipe, we recommend using our New England Apple Hardwood Pellets

Note: This recipe uses Louisiana Grills Smoked Apple Chipotle Rub Seasoning

  1. Fire up your Louisiana Grills pellet grill on SMOKE mode and let it run with lid open for 10 minutes then preheat to 375° F. If using a gas or charcoal grill, set it up for medium-high heat.
  2. Heat a cast iron skillet and sauté bacon for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon, and transfer to a bowl. Add asparagus and onion to the rendered bacon fat, season with Smoked Apple Chipotle, and sauté for 2 minutes.
  3. Deglaze the pan with lemon juice, then add mixture to the bacon bits. Stir to incorporate.
  4. Meanwhile, roll out puff pastry, and cut into 24 pieces. Transfer cut pastry to a mini muffin tin, then fill each with a square of brie, bacon and asparagus mixture.
  5. Place on the grill and bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until pastry is puffed and golden.
  6. Remove bacon asparagus bites from the grill and serve warm.


Special Tools


  • Bowl
  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Muffin Tin
  • Rolling Pin
  • Slotted Spoon



Tips:


Looking for a bacon replacement to make this delicious appetizer vegetarian friendly? Try shiitake mushrooms instead.



Diet Info


  • Flexible Dieting