Loaded Tots on a Stick

Loaded Tots on a Stick

Active time: 35 minutes Total Time: 1 hour • Serves: 4

32 Tater Tots®
16 slices bacon
8 6-inch wooden skewers
24 1/4-inch slices jalapeño pepper
Schnucks Nonstick cooking spray
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons pale ale
3/4 cup original Velveeta® cheese (6 ounces)
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon Schnucks Dijon mustard

Preheat oven to 425°. Place tots in single layer on microwave-safe plate; cook in microwave oven 30 seconds. Place bacon on microwave-safe plate in single layers separated with 2 layers of paper towels; cover with paper towel and cook in microwave oven 5 minutes or until partially cooked but still flexible.

Cut bacon slices crosswise in half. For each skewer, wrap each of 4 tots with 1 piece bacon; alternately skewer wrapped tots with 3 slices jalapeño, ending with wrapped tot. Repeat to make 7 more skewers.

Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place skewers in single layer on prepared cookie sheet; bake 18 minutes.

In small saucepot, heat pale ale over medium heat 3 minutes; add in cheese, Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard. Whisk until cheese melts and sauce is heated through, stirring frequently. Serve skewers drizzled with cheese sauce.

Each serving: about 732 Calories, 58 g total fat (20g saturated), 82 g cholesterol, 1746 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrates, 0 g Fiber, 6 g sugars, 22 g protein

Chef Wisdom
Serve tot skewers with a mixture of sour cream and green onions for dipping.