Archive for February, 2012

Bratwurst Beer and Bacon Sausage Roll Recipe

Sunday, February 26, 2012 Review by Brian

Grilling season is approaching quickly (for those of us in the northern hemisphere).  Add this to your list of spring time grilling recipes – can’t get any better!

Saturday Morning: Bacon Wrapped Egg on Toast Recipe

Saturday, February 25, 2012 Review by Brian
Bacon Wrapped Egg on Toast Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Egg on Toast Recipe

Who doesn’t love breakfast? I normally just have a piece of toast – occasionally an egg (usually on the weekends). This recipe takes it to a  whole new level. Similar to an Eggs Benedict, the Bacon Wrapped Eggs on Toast looks amazing. Presentation is stunning.

VIA: http://www.slowcookingkitchen.com/2012/02/bacon-wrapped-egg-on-toast.html

Servings: 6 | Cost: Under $15

6 large eggs
6 strips thick cut bacon
6 slices whole grain bread
6 fresh button mushrooms, sliced
3 medium Roma tomatoes, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
salt & pepper to taste
1 package Knorr’s Hollandaise sauce mix

For cooking and assembly instructions, please visit:  http://www.slowcookingkitchen.com/2012/02/bacon-wrapped-egg-on-toast.html

BACON-INFUSED SALAD

BACON-INFUSED SALAD

So you love bacon, but want to stay healthy? Add this salad to your lineup – and feel good about it. ; )

VIA: http://blogs.menshealth.com/guy-gourmet/make-a-bacon-infused-salad-for-dinner/2011/09/15/?cm_mmc=Twitter-_-MensHealth-_-Content-health-_-makethisfood

Avocado-Mango Salad with Cheese, Bacon and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Recipe by Rick Bayless, chef of Frontera Grill in Chicago

What you’ll need:

4 slices bacon
½ cup hulled, toasted pumpkin seeds*
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/3 cup vegetable or olive oil
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 jalapeno, halved (optional)
1 Tbsp honey
Salt, to taste
1 large head Boston lettuce, leaves separated
2 avocados, diced
2  mangoes, diced
¾ cup coarsely crumbled Mexican queso fresco, mild blue cheese, or goat cheese

Avocado-Mango Salad with Cheese, Bacon and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Recipe by Rick Bayless, chef of Frontera Grill in Chicago

 

 

Better with Bacon

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Review by judywrites

Good Housekeeping Magazine has a great article with 5 recipe ideas using bacon!

Image from Good Housekeeping Magazine and IStock Photo

Each of these recipes calls for 6 slices (6 oz.) of regular bacon.

1. BAR NUTS
In 12-in. skillet, cook bacon, chopped, on medium 8 minutes or until browned. Discard fat. To bacon in pan, stir in 2 c. roasted, salted peanuts; 1 tsp. sugar; and ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper. Cook 2 minutes or until nuts brown lightly, stirring. Makes 2½ c.

2. BACON-WRAPPED CHICKEN
Sprinkle 1 tsp. fresh thyme, ⅛ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper on 2 lg. skinless, boneless chicken-breast halves; wrap with bacon to cover. Add to ovenproof skillet on medium-high. Cook 5 minutes, turning. Transfer to 400°F oven; roast 12 minutes or until no longer pink (165°F). Transfer to plate; discard fat. Into same pan, stir 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar. Serve over chicken. Serves 4.

3. SAVORY SCONES
Preheat oven to 450°F. In 12-in. skillet, cook bacon on medium until browned. Drain on paper towels; crumble. Transfer bacon and ¼ c. fat to lg. bowl. Mix in 2 c. all-purpose flour, 1 Tbsp. baking powder, ¼ c. finely chopped green onions, and ¼ tsp. each salt and pepper. Stir in ¾ c. milk. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto cookie sheet. Bake 12 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 20.

4. WILTED KALE SALAD
In 12-in. skillet on medium, cook bacon, chopped, 8 minutes. Stir in 1 c. chopped onion; cook 8 minutes or until tender. In lg. bowl, toss 7 c. thinly sliced kale leaves with 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar, ¼ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper, and then with bacon mixture. Top with ½ c. crumbled goat cheese. Serves 4.

5. EASY CARBONARA
Cook 1 lb. spaghetti 2 minutes less than label directs. Add 2 c. frozen peas; cook 2 minutes. Reserve ½ c. cooking water; drain pasta and peas. Meanwhile, in 12-in. skillet, cook bacon, chopped, on medium 8 minutes, or until browned; reserve fat. In lg. bowl, beat 4 lg. eggs, ½ c. finely grated Pecorino Romano cheese, 2 Tbsp. reserved fat, reserved water, and ½ tsp. each salt and pepper. Toss in pasta mixture and bacon. Serves 6.

Read more: Recipes with Bacon – Ideas for Bacon – Good Housekeeping

 

Spicy Bacon Popcorn

Monday, February 20, 2012 Review by Brian
Spicy Bacon Popcorn

Spicy Bacon Popcorn

Salty, spicy, sweet. Oh – and it has bacon. Perfect weekend snack!

VIA: http://www.lamag.com/eat/recipes/Story.aspx?ID=1648554

Ingredients
Popped corn, organic 4 quarts
Bacon strips 2 each
Bacon, med diced 2 cups
Aleppo pepper 1/3 cup
Salt to taste
Brown sugar 1 cup
Corn syrup, light ¼ cup
Salt ½ teaspoon
Butter 4 oz
Baking soda ½ teaspoon

For assembly and baking instructions, please visit: http://www.lamag.com/eat/recipes/Story.aspx?ID=1648554