It has been said that the smell of bacon, more than any other scent, has the power to tempt vegetarians back into a carnivorous lifestyle for just one salty, smoky bite of goodness. Bacon brings the family together in the mornings; it seduces men, it comforts women, and it makes nearly any dish even tastier.
Bacons best quality is that it can be fried or cooked in the oven in a matter of minutes and then devoured just as is. However, for the more adventurous, weve assembled some of the best bacon recipes so that you can enjoy your thin, cured pork strips in just about any meal imaginable. Not that you needed an excuse…
Bacon Strip Pancakes
Heres another easy yet mouth-watering breakfast to make on a lazy Sunday morning; it may not be the healthiest, but you deserve it after a hard week of work. All you really have to do it whip up a simple pancake batter and pour it over a strip of streaky bacon until its that lovely golden-brown color.
Recipe Instructions and Credit Eclecticrecipes
German Onion and Bacon Pie
Zwiebelkuchen is a traditional German savory deep-dish pie much like a quiche. This particular recipe calls for a caramelized onion, sour cream, and bacon filling, along with the base ingredient of eggs, of course. The prep time doesnt take too long, especially since you can simply used refrigerated pie crusts instead of making that from scratch; the real star of the show is the filing. The pie takes about 50 to 55 minutes to bake in the oven, so make sure you time it perfectly so that you can serve this dish while its nice and warm. Comfort food at its best!
Recipe Instructions and Credit Tablespoon
Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos
If you cant stand the heat you may as well get out the kitchen right now. These bite-sized spicy nibbles are delicious when cooked on the barbecue and washed down with a nice cold beer on a summers day. Stuff your peppers with cheese you can use a nice sharp cheddar or even some smooth cream cheese, as long as you wrap your little parcels with bacon, youre good to go.
Recipe Instructions and Credit Foodfashionandsparkplugs
Bacon and Cheddar Deviled Eggs
Everyone loves a classic, but reviving it with bacon gives you a whole new burst of flavor. This deviled egg recipe includes bacon, of course, green onion and cheese. You dont have to stick with cheddar, though; feel free to experiment with different types of cheeses like gruyere. You can also refrigerate these little devils for up to 12 hours if you want to plan the meal in advance.
Recipe Instructions and Credit Incredibleegg
Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings
Another great barbecue snack is these onion rings that are wrapped in smoky bacon instead of the usual onion ring batter. This recipe calls for brushing the onions with Sriracha hot sauce before wrapping the bacon, but if your taste buds dont respond well to spicy foods, you can either give it a skip altogether or replace it with a nice smoky BBQ sauce instead.
Recipe Instructions and Credit Grilling24x7
Bourbon-Bacon Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Everyone loves the old classic chocolate chip cookies, but whoever thought of adding bourbon and bacon to the mix is a pure genius in our books. This recipe uses some of the actual bacon fat in the cookie, so not only do you get delicious, salty bites of bacon, you really get to taste that goodness throughout the entire cookie. The bourbon is just there to enhance the flavor, and since the alcohol cooks out during the baking process, this recipe isnt just for the adults, but child-friendly too.
Recipe Instructions and Credit Recipegirl
Loaded Hasselback Potatoes
A hasselback potato is a lot less complicated that it looks and it does look beautiful! Instead of quartering your baked potato to fill it, you slice several little slits so that the potato really absorbs the butter. After baking, the crispy load is topped off the cheddar cheese that melts happily into each little crevice, sour cream, crispy bacon bits, and some fresh chives. Thats how you make an easy yet fancy-looking loaded potato.
Recipe Instructions and Credit Damndelicious
Bacon and Egg Toast Cups
The best breakfast, undoubtedly, is good old fashioned bacon, egg, and toast, but combining this winning trio in a muffin-sized bundle of happiness takes it to a whole new level. The crispy bacon literally hugs the egg-topped toast, and its your choice whether you want runny or firm yolks. The recipe is relatively healthy and pretty quick and easy to make, just make sure you have a muffin tins to create the rounded shape, and dont underestimate how quickly these little delights will be eaten!
Recipe Instructions and Credit Annies-eats
Chocolate Covered Bacon
Yes, you read that right bacon covered in chocolate. If youre looking for a super easy snack to make for your husband, boyfriend or kids that will really make them appreciate you even more, then youve got the winner right here. It really is as simple as it sounds, and this recipe also lends itself to some individual experimentation on your part depending on your (their) taste: you can use either milk chocolate or dark chocolate, and you can have fun with some toppings and making it look pretty if thats your kind of thing. You can even lure the kids in to the kitchen and get them to create their own heavenly salty treats.
Recipe Instructions and Credit The-girl-who-ate-everything
Bacon Cinnamon Rolls
In the ancient world, cinnamon was once so highly regarded that it was considered a gift fit for kings, monarchs, and even gods; its source was kept a secret for hundreds of years just so that the spice traders could cement their monopoly. Thankfully, today, the versatile spice is readily available for us so we can make bacon-stuffed cinnamon rolls. You dont even have to fuss with making your own rolls; you can simply unroll pre-made refrigerated rolls, add the bacon and re-roll itll only take about 15 minutes in the oven before you can sink your teeth in.
Recipe Instructions and Credit Plainchicken
Bacon jam. Just let that thought sink in for a while: glorious, spreadable bacon, available to you at every minute of every day. This recipe requires quite a few ingredients and some love and care, but the result is a full-bodied, textured jam that youll be eating by the spoonfuls. Make a large batch and store helpings in lovely rustic jars for a unique and sure-to-be-appreciated gift idea for practically any occasion from a housewarming to a bridal shower.
Recipe Instructions and Credit Tastykitchen
Oven Roasted Bacon Brussels Sprouts
For some or other reasonwere really not quite sure whyBrussels sprouts have gotten a really bad rep. These miniature leafy green vegetables are really quite appetizing if prepared correctly (crispy instead of mushy), and theyre very healthy as well. If youre trying to turn your kids on to these veggies, roasting them with bacon is an easy way to get them closer to trying them. Make sure you spread the bacon evenly so that the flavor really permeates throughout all the little sprouts.
Recipe Instructions and Credit Afamilyfeast
Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes
These delightful little chocolate cupcakes are topped off with maple syrup frosting and crunchy pieces of chopped bacon. For the very best results, indulge in pure maple syrup and some good quality streaky bacon sprinkle as much as your hungry heart desires. The combination of maple syrup and bacon is just so damn good that it simply must appear on our list more than once.
Recipe Instructions and Credit Thenovicechefblog