This Pioneer Woman recipe, which my boyfriend has renamed “Shrimp-stuffed Bacon” is a tailgate favorite for us. Works best with thinly sliced bacon.


  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2.5 lbs peeled and deveined raw shrimp
  • 1 lb thin bacon, slices cut in half


  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • Line baking sheet with foil and place wire rack on top
  • Melt butter with chili powder in a small sauce pan
  • Wrap each piece of shrimp with half a slice of bacon and skewer with toothpick. Arrange shrimp on wire rack.
  • Brush half of chili butter over shrimp
  • Bake until bacon is cooked (10+ minutes). Brush remaining chili butter on shrimp upon removing from oven.
  • Enjoy!