First off, this is not one of those sweet bacon recipes. The cheesecake is not sweetened at all, but I can promise you these are amazing!
That said, wow has it been a crazy week around our house! Our home was burglarized on Monday. My husband returned home from work just about an hour after we all left because he had forgotten something. He found the house ransacked, and all of our laptops missing, as well as both Playstations and games. Scary stuff. Talking to me on the phone, he saw they had broken in our French doors off the kitchen. Looking outside, John noticed a backpack near the back fence. Inside that and another bag were the items being stolen. We can only assume that his unexpected return surprised the thieves, and sent them running over the fence. They must not be very good jumpers, because they seem to have dropped everything they stole. Now I would like to say that my guard dog Tinker, the almost 90 pound pit bull scared them away. I think not. It seems that they had time to look through upstairs and even use our own bags to haul away our things. Tinker is so darned friendly! Still, I am glad they didn't hurt my hubby or my dogs, but those were some brave or stupid robbers. They opened my bedroom drawers, but passed over a diamond necklace in a velvet box. They must have been hoping for drugs. Too bad for them, we are all so healthy. Had I lost my laptop, the newsletter would not have gone out either--and let's not talk about all the recipes I already have done for the next edition of Low Carbing Among Friends!
This week, I had convention to attend for our school, and all the preparations for it. Our educational program is so small, just a few of us do all the work! It is amazing how tired one gets at these events. It wasn't physically demanding, but the stress of putting your best face on for hours seems to take a toll on me. Long days anyway! Crazy weeks like these seem to be the norm lately. Seems I am busier now than ever before! Blogging my recipes takes a spot on the back burner when I have the newsletter to get out and all these other obligations. But I am back today. Doing some prep for the week with a recipe to share.
It is funny how I get stuck on a theme. Last week I was busy creating muffin tin meals, since that was the theme of the May Diner News. I had lots of fun stuff in that one. Seemingly, I am having a hard time letting that concept rest. This recipe is made in a muffin tin too. It is sooo delicious! I took my old recipe for cheesecake muffins and left out the sweetener. Instead I added some onion and jalapeno seasoning. That and baked them up inside bacon crusts. Amazing!
Bacon Cheesecake Cups
13 slices thick cut bacon
1 lb cream cheese, softened
1 tsp minced dried onion
1 tsp jalapeno seasoning OR 1 tbsp minced jalapeno pepper (optional)
Place slices of bacon on a cookie sheet. Place into a cold oven. Turn the oven on to 350 degrees. Cook bacon for about 20 minutes. or until it is cooked but not crisp. Remove from oven and allow to cool about 5 minutes. Wrap one strip around the outer edges of each of 12 standard muffin cups. Crumble the remaining strip. Place a drop or two of the bacon grease in the base of each muffin cup.
In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer to combine cream cheese, eggs, onion and seasoning. Divide the batter among the muffin cups, taking care to stay inside the bacon ring. Bake for 20 minutes. The cheesecake will puff, but fall after the cups cool. Garnish with crumbled bacon.
12 cups, each: 313 calories 8 g protein 30 g fat 2 g net carbs
All my guys loved these. John's did not have the jalapeno seasoning. I mixed the cheesecake batter first without the peppers, poured his out, then added seasoning to the rest of the batter. You can add it--or fresh peppers--as you like.
If you want to go even easier, you can skip the bacon around the edges, and instead just cook it more thoroughly, then crumble it and add it to the batter. I tried that out too. They both taste great, but I definitely prefer the wrapped version because the bacon is crispier. But then, I am a crispy bacon gal, myself.
Hoping for an easier week, but thanking the good Lord for keeping us safe and miraculously in possession of our electronics.
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