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Stuffed Mushrooms – excellent appetizer

 

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Mushrooms  16-24

1 pound thick sliced bacon

½ onion

1 red bell pepper

Fresh cilantro leaves

3-4 cloves fresh garlic

16 oz. Low fat or fat free cream cheese              Pre-heat oven to 350

 

Brush mushrooms off

Carefully remove stems

With a spoon or melon ball spoon, hollow out the mushroom caps

Finely Chop left over stems and pieces and add to sauté’ below

 

Trim fat from bacon

Cut bacon into small pieces

and sauté until almost done

Mince onion and add to sauté for 3-5 min.

Cut or press 3 cloves of garlic, add to sauté

Add chopped mushroom pieces

 

Drain grease from pan and lay out on a cutting board

Chop sauté into a finely chopped mixture

Place cream cheese in a mixing bowl and microwave until soft (1 min.)

Add sauté mixture to cream cheese and mix well

 

Using a spoon, add a dollop of mixture to each mushroom cap and place on a backing sheet.

 

Optional to add a festive color: 

Remove cilantro leaves from stems

Slice  ¼ of a red pepper

Dice both

Sprinkle tops of mushrooms with the cilantro/pepper mix

 

Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Serve warm

-Gary Perman

 

Mushrooms

1 pound thick sliced bacon

½ onion

1 red bell pepper

Fresh cilantro leaves

3-4 cloves fresh garlic

16 oz. Low fat or fat free cream cheese              Pre-heat oven to 350

 

Brush mushrooms off

Carefully remove stems

With a spoon or melon ball spoon, hollow out the mushroom caps

Finely Chop left over stems and pieces and add to sauté’ below

 

Trim fat from bacon

Cut bacon into small pieces

and sauté until almost done

Mince onion and add to sauté for 3-5 min.

Cut or press 3 cloves of garlic, add to sauté

Add chopped mushroom pieces

 

Drain grease from pan and lay out on a cutting board

Chop sauté into a finely chopped mixture

Place cream cheese in a mixing bowl and microwave until soft (1 min.)

Add sauté mixture to cream cheese and mix well

 

Using a spoon, add a dollop of mixture to each mushroom cap and place on a backing sheet.

 

Optional to add a festive color: 

Remove cilantro leaves from stems

Slice  ¼ of a red pepper

Dice both

Sprinkle tops of mushrooms with the cilantro/pepper mix

 Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Serve warm

-Gary Perman

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December 18, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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