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Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison are in the kitchen whipping up a savory appetizer that makes 72 tots.
Ingredients for Tater Tots
  • 1 32-ounce Package Frozen Tater Tots (you will have extra, about ⅓ package leftover)
  • 1 block Cheddar Cheese, cut into 1” x ⅓” batons
  • 2 packages Bacon, each slice quartered (you should have about 9 full slices per package, or 36-quarters once sliced)
  • ⅓ cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 ½ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Chili Powder
Ingredients for BBKetchup
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Molasses
  • 1 tablespoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Mustard Powder
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Molasses
  • 1 tablespoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Mustard Powder

Directions for Tots

1. Heat oven to 400˚. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Mix brown sugar with black pepper and chili powder.
3. Hold one cheese baton to one tater tot, and wrap the two together with bacon. Roll wrapped-tot in sugar/spice mixture. Place on wire rack in baking sheet. Repeat until all tots are wrapped, rolled, and ready.
4. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool for 5 minutes, then take off wire rack and serve.
5. Serve with BBK dipping sauce(recipe below).

Directions for BBketchup

1. Whisk all ingredients together.

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