Crispy tater tots, surrounded by sticky, sweet, smoky, spicy bacon. Just four ingredients between you and a hot, tasty and truly addictive treat.
Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots have become my newest easy-appetizer obsession. Crispy tater tots, surrounded by sticky, sweet, smoky, spicy bacon. Just four ingredients between me and a hot, tasty and truly addictive treat.
I’ve seen the whole Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots thing before. They always sounded pretty good to me so I filed them away in the “one of these days” section in the back of my mind.
Then, a few days ago, I was wandering around the grocery store searching for recipe inspiration (a regular occurrence for me) when I spotted the tater tots. Which made me think of Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots, which made me think of my favorite way to cook bacon – with a coating of smoky chipotle adobo sauce and brown sugar – which made me think of all of that bacon and tater tot deliciousness going into my belly, which made me put the tater tots in my cart, run to the bacon aisle and home for a major bacon tater tot binge.
But I did share, so I’m not completely mortified to confess my utter lack of self-control.
They’re incredibly simple to throw together, no toothpicks required and they’re not fussy at all. Took me about 10 minutes total, start to finish. Then they need to bake for a good 20-30 minutes so the bacon is nice and crispy!
I took mine out at 20 minutes because they looked done, realized they needed more time, took them out 5 minutes later thinking they were done, then put them back in for another five…30 minutes total in my oven although yours may take less.
Worth every Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot bite!
Once they’re out of the oven and good & crispy, you may want to allow them to cool a few minutes before scarfing them down. Don’t do as I did and burn your mouth because you’re too impatient. I actually preferred them warm over hot anyway, so go ahead and move them to a serving tray before enjoying!
- 40 frozen tater tots, thawed (about 1/2 package)
- 10 slices bacon, preferably not thick-cut
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup adobo sauce, from a can of chipotles in adobo sauce
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Mix together brown sugar and adobo sauce in a shallow dish until well-blended.
- Slice bacon in half, then each half-slice in half again (you'll have four pieces from each bacon slice).
- Line a large baking sheet with foil then place a wire rack on top of baking sheet. Spray rack with cooking spray.
- Dredge one side of a piece of bacon in sauce mixture, allowing excess to drip off slightly. Wrap bacon, sauce side out, around a tater tot. Place seam side down onto rack. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
- Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until bacon is crispy and tater tots are cooked through. Serve immediately.