Courtside Snack Recipes

Learn how to whip up yummy recipes before the shot clock runs out! Right now, sports fanatics are in a frenzy over college basketball, and we’re in a frenzy over these delicious Courtside Snacks.

Sriracha Bacon Wrapped Onion 

Ingredients: 
1 Large brown onion
20 Slices of raw bacon
Fresh chopped cilantro (as garnish)

Dipping Sauce:
1/3 Cup honey, heated in microwave for about 15 seconds
3 Tbsp. Sriracha
1 Tbsp. soy sauce

Glaze:
1/3 Cup honey
4 Tbsp. Sriracha
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 ½ Tsp. cornstarch +1 ½ Tbsp. water

Directions:
1. Take off the skin of onion and cut rings about 1/2 inch thick. Separate rings by twos. Keep the larger rounds for making the onion rings. 

2. When making the dipping sauce, mix honey, sriracha and soy sauce in a small bowl. Brush each onion lightly with the sauce.

3. You will need about 2 pieces of bacon for each ring.

4. Wrap bacon around onion rings. Tuck the ends of the bacon into the last wrapped section and secure with a toothpick.

5. Dip each bacon wrapped ring in sauce and then place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake onions for approximately 30 minutes. 

7. Remove from oven and flip onions over and bake for another 20 minutes or until bacon is crispy. 

8. Remove bacon onion rings from oven and let cool.

9. Make the glaze while you wait. Add Sriracha, honey and soy sauce to a small saucepan bring this mix to a low boil. 

10. In a small bowl, completely dissolve cornstarch in water and then add it to the boiling mixture. Stir until sauce is thick.

11. Brush a light layer of glaze on all onions before serving. Garnish with cilantro if desired. 

Baked Tex-Mex Cheese

Ingredients:
1 Cup mayonnaise
1/2 (12-oz.) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 (8-oz.) Shredded Cheddar cheese,
1 (8-oz.) Shredded pepper Jack cheese,
Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish
Tortilla chips

You’ll Also Need:
A 2-quart baking dish

DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a large Bowl stir in mayonnaise, red bell peppers, green onions and the jalapeno pepper and cheeses.

3. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased baking dish.

4. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until dip is a nice bubbly golden color. 

5. Garnish, if desired.

6. Serve with tortilla chips.

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