Bacon Chile Appetizers

Bacon Chile Appetizer Cups

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Bacon Chile Appetizers
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This is our most requested recipe ever. It is quick and simple to make, looks gorgeous, and everybody loves it. You just can't beat chiles, bacon, with a touch of sweet. These have disappeared within 5 minutes every time I've taken them to a party.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 15
  • 8 strips bacon
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 3 rounded tbsp dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup diced green chiles, medium hot
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 packages phyllo cups (15 cups each)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fry bacon in a skillet until starting to crisp. Remove bacon and set aside. Pour bacon fat into a container.
  2. Return 3 tbsp of the bacon fat to the skillet. Sautee onions until soft, then add garlic powder, vinegar, and green chiles. Add bacon and reduce to a thick, caramelized consistency.
  3. Place phyllo cups in 13 x 9 baking dish.
  4. Heap each cup with shredded cheese. Note: cheese will shrink down
  5. quite a bit. Top each cup with about ½ tsp of the bacon mixture.
  6. Heat in oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. You can
  7. also pop these in a microwave for 1 to 2 minutes.


3 comments to Bacon Chile Appetizers

  • Anita

    Scrumptious, bacony, spicy, & a little sweet…

  • Amanda

    where did you find the red phyllo cups?

    • Anita

      The red phyllo cups are Athens Tomato Mini Fillo Shells. I bought them at an Albertsons (along with the green spinach fillo shells) about 4 years ago and I haven’t seen them in any store recently. I just went to the Athens website and all I see there is their plain Mini Fillo Shells.
      I went to their contact form at and asked if they still carry those products and if so, where. Let’s see what they say. The only phone number seems to be for their ad agency.

      Then I tried googling “red phyllo shells” and “tomato phyllo shells” – didn’t get very far with that. Let’s just hope I get a good response.

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