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Bacon Pepperoni Sticks with Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Bacon Pepperoni Sticks with Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dip

Steven Pennington
Fun creative appetizer using pepperoni and bacon with a creamy ranch dipping sauce
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 19 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

Ingredients
 

  • Sliced Bacon 1 Package
  • Pepperoni Slices (Circles) 1 Package

HomeMade Ranch Dressing

  • Shallot (Chopped) 1 Medium Sized
  • Garlic (Chopped) 3 Cloves
  • Buttermilk 1 Pint /32oz
  • Sour Cream 8 ounces
  • Mayonnaise ½ Cup
  • Dijon Mustard 2 teaspoon
  • Worcester Sauce 1 teaspoon
  • Fresh Tarragon 1 tablespoon
  • Fresh Parsley 1 ½ tablespoon
  • Fresh Thyme 2 teaspoon
  • Fresh Oregano 2 teaspoon
  • White Table Sugar 2 teaspoon
  • Sea Salt 1 teaspoon

Instructions
 

Making the Bacon Pepperoni Sticks

  • Layout one piece of Bacon on a cutting board. Make three cuts in the middle going down the length of the Bacon. The three pockets are where the pepperoni will be going.
  • Take three pieces of pepperoni and stack them on top of each other. Using a knife, make a cut from the middle to the edge. Kind of like a Pac-Man shape.
    cut pepperoni from middle to edge
  • Take one piece of pepperoni and thread it through the first cut/hole in the bacon. repeat two more times with the other pieces of bacon
    weaving pepperoni into bacon
  • Place on a cookie sheet lined with Aluminum foil. Not parchment paper...
  • Bake at 400 for 12 minutes. Could take longer or less depending on the size of your bacon slices.

Making the Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

  • Using a food processor, Start by pre-chopping, shallot, garlic, herbs to help the food processor do a better job combining all ingredients. 
  • Add all ingredients into food processor and turn on and allow all ingredients enough time to combine.
  • TSA - Taste-Season-"And Adjust"
    Take a taste and see if the ranch dressing needs anything
  • For best results, make the day before to allow the flavors to develop.
    Still very good to use the same day

Video

Bacon Pepperoni Sticks w/ Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dip

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