Recipe courtesy of Billy Rodger

Bacon-Pork Pops on Lemongrass Sticks

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 12 pops
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1/2 pound thin-cut bacon, minced

1 pound ground pork butt

2 cloves garlic, grated

1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro

1 teaspoon grated peeled ginger

1 teaspoon sugar

2 tablespoons soy sauce

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

4 stalks lemongrass, cut into twelve 4-inch sticks

Sweet chili sauce, for dipping


  1. Preheat the broiler. Lightly mix the bacon, ground pork, garlic, cilantro, ginger, sugar and soy sauce in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Dampen your hands. Form the meat into 12 balls. Thread a piece of lemongrass halfway through each ball; press the meat mixture down the stalk to form a sausage-like shape, leaving some of the stalk uncovered for the handle.
  3. Put the pops on a foil-lined broiler pan and broil until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve with sweet chili sauce.