Trisha Yearwood’s Sweet and Salty Bacon Straws Are the Perfect Big Game Bite

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen star Trisha Yearwood has a recipe for the big game that combines two savory tastes into one easy treat perfect for an evening of cheering on your favorite football team. The country music superstar is a fan of easy and delicious appetizers, and this one certainly scores a touchdown when it comes to flavor. Rich bacon and buttery cheese make for a small bite everyone will surely love.

Trisha Yearwood visits "Extra" at The Levi's Store Times Square on February 14, 2019 in New York City.
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Trisha Yearwood included the recipe in her book ‘Trisha’s Kitchen: Easy Comfort Food for Friends & Family’

Bacon plays a key role in the recipes from Trisha’s Kitchen: Easy Comfort Food for Friends & Family.

These include a recipe for Bacon Straws, twisted bacon strips brushed with maple syrup, and sprinkled with red pepper flakes and cheddar cheese.

But, “when I’m cooking, if there’s bacon going on a burger or something, anybody at my house walks by and they’re going to take a piece of bacon,” she said to the News-Herald.

However, Yearwood said that bacon is one of the biggest draws for any recipe.

Subsequently, “We all just want the bacon, like, it doesn’t have to be on anything,” she says.

“So this was that idea of making it its own thing, making it an appetizer and it’s crunchy and crispy. You just walk by and grab one — or 10.”

The country superstar said this recipe was inspired by a late-night treat

Trisha Yearwood also uses bacon to wrap vegetables such as asparagus.

In her cookbook, Yearwood clarified that while on tour with her husband Garth Brooks, she would go out with her husband and the crew during rare nights off.

Meanwhile, one night, during a stop in Boston, the band and crew were invited by a popular athletic wear brand to shop at their store after hours.

Yearwood subsequently explained that the staff had set up some snacks for the group, including these cheesy bacon straws, She said it was hard not to hear the entire plateful.

How to make Trisha Yearwood’s cheesy bacon straws

Trisha Yearwood makes savory cheese straws in a Food Network video.
Trisha Yearwood makes savory cheese straws in a Food Network video | Facebook/Food Network

The ingredients for this savory and irresistibly sweet recipe include maple syrup, red pepper flakes, orange juice, bacon, and cheddar cheese.

Let maple syrup, red pepper flakes, orange juice, and water come to a boil.

In addition, use a tray fitted with a wire rack. Place bacon atop it and brush with mixture.

Using a skewer twist, bacon to create a straw shape. Bake until crisp.

The complete recipe and method to make Trisha Yearwood’s Sweet and Salty Bacon Straws is available on the Food Network website.

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen airs Saturdays at noon on The Food Network.

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