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Bacon Nut Stuffed Artichokes

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Ingredients
  Bacon slices 8
  Onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Pecans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped, toasted
  Seasoned dry bread crumbs 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Dry white wine 2 Tablespoon
  Canned artichoke bottoms 28 Ounce, drained (About 12 Bottoms, Two 14 Ounce Each Cans)
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Pecan halves 1 Tablespoon (To Garnish)
Directions

MAKING
1 Place bacon on a microwave rack in a 12-inch-square microwave baker.
2 Cover bacon with a white paper towel.
3 Microwave at 100% (HIGH) for 7 to 9 minutes or until crisp.
4 Give dish a half turn after 4 minutes.
5 Remove bacon and drain on paper towels; crumble drained bacon.
6 Remove rack from the baking dish.
7 Drain off all but 1/4 cup drippings.
8 Add onion to the baking dish.
9 Microwave at 100% (HIGH) for 3 to 4 minutes or until tender; stir once.
10 Add chopped pecans, bread crumbs, wine and crumbled bacon. Toss lightly to mix well.
11 Rinse artichoke bottoms; pat dry with paper towels.
12 In a 1-1/2-cup bowl, place butter or margarine.
13 Microwave at 100% (HIGH) for 45 to 60 seconds or until melted. Stir in lemon juice.
14 Dip artichokes in butter or margarine mixture.
15 Top artichokes with bacon mixture.
16 In a 12-inch-square microwave baker, arrange in a circle.
17 Drizzle with any remaining butter or margarine mixture.
18 Garnish with pecan halves.
19 Microwave at 100% (HIGH) for 5 to 7 minutes or until heated through.
20 Give dish a half turn after 3 minutes.

SERVING
21 Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Artichoke
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
27 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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