Tex Mex Cream Cheese Wontons with Bacon
This recipe can be yours by kickoff, I promise!
As you know, I’m participating in the awesome Foodie Football Friends blogger roundup.
This month we were challenged to come up a team themed recipe – let me tell you thats not as easy as it sounds!
Being San Diego has so many wonderful foods that it’s “known” for, I had a hard time choosing just one. Thus… I decided to create something truly magical…
To be honest, this recipe came to life because I had a strong desire to use WONTON wrappers. After pinning just about everything in sight an epiphany happened.
Enter – the birth of the Tex Mex Cream Cheese Wontons with Bacon!
I can promise you, these are 100% delicious! I conducted a taste test at a friends birthday party and I don’t lie, these were #gonein60seconds!!!
The beauty of these is that they’re healthy too.
Yep, made with light cream cheese, turkey bacon and delicious and nutritious hominy, you get a satisfying bite of all those goodies in an oven baked pocket. #winning, I know!
What is hominy?
Now, I’m fairly certain you’re not considered about fiber on your #gamedayeats, so just make these with a smile and rest easy knowing you’re doing your body good!
- 2 teaspoons olive oil divided
- 9 strips nitrate free turkey bacon finely diced
- 1/2 hatch chile or jalapeno, seeded and diced
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 can yellow hominy 15.5 ounces, drained
- 2 tablespoons light cream cheese
- 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 36 wonton wrappers
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup mole sauce or sauce of choice
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil and add in diced bacon. Cook 5 minutes and add in the hatch chiles and red onion. Cook another 3 to 5 minutes, or until onions are translucent.
Add in garlic and stir.
In a medium bowl, add the drained hominy, softened cream cheese and spices, stir. Add in the bacon mixture and stir again.
Separate wonton wrappers on a large cutting board and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Preheat oven to 375*F.
Assemble wonton by placing 1 teaspoon of mixture onto the center of each wonton paper. Place your fingers in water and gently glide your finger along the side of the wonton wrapper.
Fold up the sides into your desired shape and set on baking sheet. Continue until mixture runs out (about 36 wontons).
Lightly brush tops of wontons with remaining 1 teaspoon oil.
Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.
Remove and serve immediately.
Enjoy with dipping sauce of choice!