In my opinion food is always better when something gets stuffed or sauced.
The famous s-words in my culinary vocabulary (which is limited) that screams delicious. So we go there often. My food dreams focus on these two keys. Put them together and it will knock your socks off. I know you’re on the same boat. They set the meal apart.
Now I’d like to tell you to get prepared to knock your socks off but, I didn’t pull off the sauce. ->SIGH<- But don’t lose hope, there is still good news and some really deliciously good news at that.
These creamy, bacon and onion stuffed mushrooms with Sriracha don’t need any sauce to blow you away. Ain’t no sauce, ain’t no problem with this recipe.
Okay, that was way too cheesy for my liking (no pun intended).
Seriously though, these are the prefect combination of the salty bacon with the tang of the goat cheese and a splash of heat from the Sriracha all stuffed inside a tender mushrooms that screams “EAT ME”. So good it will be nearly impossible to stop. In my case I literally kept eating them until I heard panic screams coming from the dining room.
I’m really not sure how all of this stuff happens and I can’t even explain the stuff. Well I could but we would be here for-EVER because these kids, well stuff just follows them like shadows. This time like I said it was the middle child, the employee who was minding her own P’s and Q’s eating her lunch at the table, while the other two-year old was eating his off the floor (because that is where he threw it) when I started hearing panic cries. Panic cries are never comforting.
I quickly walk away from the mushrooms which takes a panic cry to do so and realize that she has gotten her foot stuck and twisted between the rungs of the chair. Now one would think that if she got her foot in, she can get her foot out. That is a great thought and something that seems rather obvious, but let me tell you it isn’t that easy. I quickly realize, after my own painful attempt to remove her foot, that it wasn’t going to be smooth sailing. Not only was her foot stuck, it was also twisted and now starting to swell. Which was only making the problem worse.
I look around to see who could help. My options, the other two-year old who is still minding his own business eating his food on the floor, the 9-month old who is pulling all of my books from my bookcase and the 6 week old who is soundly sleeping on the job . Yep, no help. Just me, the chair and my girl. I try a few other options without any luck and decide that I’m probably not going to get this foot out by myself. I need to call for help.
The good news is the toddler who was previously eating his food off of the floor has now realized that something is wrong. I’d like to promote him hero for the week as he was pacing on his “pretend” phone talking to his Poppy (aka. My dad, who normally always comes to our rescue…which is embarrassingly quite often). His message, “Poppy heeelp. Poppy heeelp.” Like a broken record he repeated that for the ten minutes it took someone to actually show up to help.
To make a long story short, the foot came out with the chair still in tact. Ten minutes, three phone calls and the arrival of my mom we managed to pull apart the rungs enough to remove her swollen and bruised foot. It was stressful and rather dramatic but it never fails predicaments follow them and I have to tell you I sure hope nothing happens to me on their watch. The pretend phone just won’t cut it if we really need some serious help.
The tears continued for a good 15 minutes after the event. We all brushed it off and went back to our daily business as usual. I must say though, daily business usually always requires some sort of crazy event such as this. Similar to the time the other employee locked himself in the bathroom with the drawer and we had to remove the trim and part of the door jamb to get him out. No biggy, just daily life her at the office.
The good news is that when work revolves around creating good tasting food, it makes everything seem better no matter how many slimy, messy, and loud employees, interns and supervisors we have working for us. These creamy, savory bacony-cheesy goodness were the highlight of the day. Serve them up for brunch, at your next grill-out or even just for lunch. Crowd pleaser is all you need to know and just add it to your next menu.
- 2- 8 ounce packages button mushrooms
- 8 ounces goat cheese
- ½ lb bacon, cooked and chopped
- 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
- 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tsp Sriracha
- salt & pepper, to taste
- Bacon, crumbled
- thinly sliced green onions
- Drizzle of Sriracha
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Slice green onions and crumble bacon.
- Slightly warm goat cheese, add in Worcestershire sauce, Sriarcha salt and pepper. Mix well.
- Stir in crumbled bacon and sliced green onions.
- Wash and remove stem from mushrooms.
- Spoon goat cheese mixture into the center of each mushroom and place on baking sheet.
- Place stuffed mushrooms on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove, top with additional crumbled bacon, sliced mushrooms and a drizzle of Sriracha (optional).