Peru Com Bacon

October 16, 2008 – 8:29 pm

Peru Com Bacon is a Brazilian dish that I first tried at the Rodizio Grill in Colorado. Tender chunks of turkey are marinated, wrapped in bacon, and broiled to a spicy sweet sizzling perfection. This is a copycat recipe that my mom developed. I served this with some green salad and steamed rice.

Peru Com Bacon
Makes 20 bites
Serves 4 for dinner or 10 as an appetizer

20 oz (1 ¼ lb) skinless boneless turkey breast or tenderloins
½ cup real maple syrup
½ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp red pepper flakes
1 dash cayenne pepper
12 oz package center cut bacon

Preheat the broiler. Cut up the turkey breast into big bite-size pieces about 1 oz each and toss them in a mixture of the maple syrup, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and cayenne. Cut the bacon in half widthwise. Wrap each turkey piece in a slice of bacon, securing it with a toothpick. Place the bites on a broiler pan or on a cooling rack set into a rimmed baking pan and drizzle the remaining marinade over the top. Broil the bites for about 15 minutes, flipping them over halfway through, until they are cooked all the way through and the bacon is getting crispy. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information Per Dinner Serving (5 bites)

Calories 404
Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 81 mg
Sodium 785 mg
Carbohydrates 27 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 45 g
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3%
Iron 18%

  1. 3 Responses to “Peru Com Bacon”

  2. I’ve been waiting for this recipe! 🙂 Can’t wait to try it next week. They look so good!

    By Krista on Oct 17, 2008

  3. These sound and look like little bites of heaven!

    By bakingblonde on Feb 23, 2009

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