Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel

Trouble in Paradise

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 bags frozen tater tots

Salt and pepper

1 tablespoon canola oil

8 ounces bacon, chopped

1 cup fresh or canned diced pineapple

1/2 cup diced red onion

1 1/2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese

1/2 cup Kicker Sauce, recipe follows

Kicker Sauce:

1 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup ketchup

2 tablespoons mustard

2 tablespoons hot sauce, such as Tabasco Habanera


  1. Deep-fry or bake the tater tots until golden brown. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a platter. Heat a large saute pan until hot. Add the canola oil, then add the bacon. When the bacon is halfway cooked, add the pineapple and onions. When the bacon is almost finished cooking, spread the bacon, pineapple and onions into a thin, even layer, keeping the ingredients close together. Top with the cheese. Once the cheese is fully melted, pour the Kicker Sauce over the tater tots. Remove the bacon-pineapple-onion-cheese patty from the pan and place on the tater tots. Dig in and enjoy. 

Kicker Sauce:

  1. Mix together the mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and hot sauce until smooth.

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