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  • Re: ~~A BATCH OF BACON~~ Please Contribute your Bacon, Appys, Main Dish, Desserts ? and Tips

    Make-Ahead Cheesy Bacon Meatloaves

    Make-Ahead Cheesy Bacon Mini Meatloaves recipe
    Keep these in the freezer for a fast, home-cooked solution to mealtime emergencies. Just pop individually wrapped servings in the oven as needed for on-the-spot dinnertime.
    time
    prep:
    10 min
    total:
    55 min
    servings
    total:

    What You Need

    2
    eggs
    3/4
    cup milk
    1-1/2
    lb. lean ground beef
    1
    pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken
    3/4
    cup KRAFT Mexican Style Finely Shredded Four Cheese
    1/3
    cup KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce
    3
    green onions, sliced
    6
    slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon

    Make It

    WHISK eggs and milk in large bowl until blended. Add all remaining ingredients except bacon; mix lightly. Shape into 6 (1-inch-thick) patties; wrap bacon slice around edge of each patty.

    WRAP individually in plastic wrap; place in freezer-weight resealable plastic bag.  Seal bag.  Freeze up to 3 months.

    HEAT oven to 375ºF.  Unwrap frozen patties; place on rimmed baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 40 to 45 min. or until done (160ºF).

     

     

    Make-Ahead Cheesy Bacon Mini Meatloaves recipe

     
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  • Re: ~~A BATCH OF BACON~~ Please Contribute your Bacon, Appys, Main Dish, Desserts ? and Tips

    Thanks Janie- This is turning into a really hepful post IMO. ~Alliea

     

    Bacon Cheddar
    Dip/Spread
    1 cup
    Mayonnaise
    1 cup Buttermilk or sour
    Milk -
    (1 T vinegar or lemon juice
    in 1 cup milk)
    1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese (sharp is best)
    1/4 cup  finely  diced   green  or  Vidalia onion )
    1/3 cup Cooked   finely   diced bacon
    1/4 tsp. Garlic salt.
    Blend all ingredients well until smooth. Place in pretty serving dish.
    Chill.
    Serve with assorted crackers.
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  • Re: ~~A BATCH OF BACON~~ Please Contribute your Bacon, Appys, Main Dish, Desserts ? and Tips

    Thursday, July 28, 2011

    Sweet & Spicy Bacon Chicken

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    I have a thing for
    foods with a hint of sweetness. I also have a weekness for spicy foods. And
    bacon. So you can bet that this one was a winner in my book. All my kids liked
    it too. My daughter has decided that she does not like bacon {what planet is
    this child from???} so she peeled hers off. Thankfully, there were many kind
    individuals offering to eat it for her so it did not go to waste;)
    As you can see below,
    the original recipe calls for this to be baked in the oven. The advantage of
    that method is that you have some delicious flavorful juices to drizzle over the
    meat and mashed potatoes {if you choose to make them as a side}. It was over 100
    degrees the day I made this so there was NO FREAKING WAY that I was turning on
    the oven. They were fabulous on the grill to, AND as I like to tell myself, MUCH
    healthier;)
    If you want to make
    this chicken teeming with deliciousness, here is all you will need!
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    Sweet and Spicy Bacon Chicken
    4 chicken breasts cut in thirds (12
    pieces)
    Bacon slices
    salt and pepper to taste
    garlic powder
    chili powder
    brown sugar
    Cut each breast into 3 pieces, season all the
    chicken with the spices, then wrap a bacon slice around each piece, roll in
    brown sugar and place into an oven proof dish....make sure you have some olive
    oil in the dish too, like 2 or 3 tablespoons is fine {I skipped this since I
    grilled them. I honestly think you could coat your dish with nonstick cooking
    spray instead to save a few calories}.
    Bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or
    until chicken is cooked through and bacon is nice and brown and crispy.
    Delicious served with mashed potatoes with some of the gravy from the chicken
    drizzled on top.
    **Also great on the grill! No juices to drizzle
    on anything,
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  • Re: ~~A BATCH OF BACON~~ Please Contribute your Bacon, Appys, Main Dish, Desserts ? and Tips

    Lets  shoot for 200 ~  Wink    Janie

     

     

    Bacon, Cheese, and Tomato Sandwiches

    Grilled Bacon, Cheese, and Tomato Sandwiches

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    Recipe Time

    Cook Time:                  12 Minutes               
    Prep Time:                  16 Minutes             

    Ingredients

     
    • 8 (1/2-inch-thick) French bread slices
    • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened $

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    • 8 (1-ounce) Jarlsberg or Swiss cheese slices
    • 3 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced $

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    • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
    • 12 cooked bacon slices $

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    Preparation

    1. Spread 1 side of bread slices with butter; turn 4 slices buttered side down, and top each with a cheese slice. Layer evenly with tomato, basil, bacon, and remaining cheese slices; top with remaining bread slices, buttered side up.
    2. Place a large skillet over medium heat until hot; cook sandwiches, 2 at a time, until golden, turning once.

     

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  • Re: ~~A BATCH OF BACON~~ Please Contribute your Bacon, Appys, Main Dish, Desserts ? and Tips
    Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe - Easy Pasta Carbonara - Creamy Pasta with Bacon

    Pasta Carbonara Recipe

    Photo © S. Gallagher / About.com
     

    Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

    Spaghetti Carbonara is one of the most popular Italian pasta dishes. This carbonara recipe combines cream, eggs, cheese and bacon.

    The traditional Italian version omits the cream, but most people in the states are accustomed to having a bit of cream in their pasta carbonara, so we're happy to oblige.

    Also, here's a video that shows how to make Spaghetti Carbonara.

    Prep Time: 10 minutes

    Cook Time: 30 minutes

    Total Time: 40 minutes

    Ingredients:

    • 1 lb spaghetti
    • ¼ cup heavy cream
    • 4 eggs
    • ½ lb bacon, cut into ½-inch dice
    • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 Tbsp chopped Italian parsley
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • ¾ cup freshly grated pecorino-romano cheese (parmesan may be substituted)

    Preparation:

    1. Fill a large soup pot with cold water and add a handful or so of Kosher salt. Stir and taste; it should taste like seawater. Cover the pot and heat the water until it boils.
    2. Add the diced bacon to a cold sauté pan and cook slowly over a low heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon from pan and drain on paper towels.
    3. Drop the spaghetti into the boiling salted water and cook according to package instructions, about 6 to 9 minutes or until al dente, or tender but still firm to the bite.
    4. While the pasta cooks, combine the eggs, cheese, cream and olive oil in a bowl and beat with a whisk until completely mixed.
    5. Drain pasta, toss with the egg and cream mixture, then add the cooked bacon and chopped parsley. Serve right away, with additional grated cheese if desired.
    Serves 4
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  • Re: ~~A BATCH OF BACON~~ Please Contribute your Bacon, Appys, Main Dish, Desserts ? and Tips

    Recipe: Pasta with Bacon and Mushrooms

    Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 15 Minutes | Difficulty: Easy | Servings: 4



    Ingredients

    • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
    • 3 slices Thin Bacon, Cut Into 1/2-inch Pieces
    • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
    • 1 package (10 Ounce) White Button Mushrooms, Sliced Thin
    • 1 cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth (OR Dry White Wine)
    • 1 cup Half-and-half
    • 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
    • 3 whole Green Onions, White And Light Green Parts Sliced
    • 1/4 cup Flat-leaf Parsley, Minced
    • 1/2 cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
    • Salt To Taste
    • Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste
    • 1 pound Thin Spaghetti Or Angel Hair Pasta
    • Extra Parmesan, For Sprinkling

    Preparation Instructions

    Cook pasta according to package directions.

    In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add bacon pieces and cook until light brown but not crisp. Remove bacon from pan and set aside. Do not clean pan.

    Add mushrooms and garlic to pan. Toss/stir around and cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes; increase heat to high if needed to help mushrooms begin to turn golden brown.

    Pour in chicken broth. Stir, scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen any bits. Cook over medium-high heat for several minutes, or until the liquid is reduced by half.

    Reduce heat and pour in half and half and cream. Stir and allow to bubble and thicken for a couple of minutes. Add sliced green onions and parsley, then cook for one more minute. Finally, add Parmesan and stir, allowing cheese to melt and incorporate into the sauce. Turn off heat.

    Add cooked pasta to a large bowl. Add half the sauce from the pan. Toss with tongs. ***Add 1/2 cup hot pasta water at this point if the pasta mixture is too thick and gunky. Toss and add more water until it reaches the consistency you need.***

    Serve pasta in individual bowls, topping each helping with the rest of the sauce. Sprinkle with extra parsley and extra Parmesan.

    Enjoy!

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  • Re: ~~A BATCH OF BACON~~ Please Contribute your Bacon, Appys, Main Dish, Desserts ? and Tips

     
    Rec. Supreme Burger(bacon,cream cheese,etc,etc:))

    Supreme Burger

    Prep time: 15 minutes
    Cook time:  20 minutes
    Total time: 35 minutes
    Yields: 4 burgers

    Ingredients:

    1 lb. 80% Lean Ground Beef
    2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
    2 tsp.Garlic Powder
    2 tsp.Oregano
    1/2 tsp. Salt
    1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
    1 tbsp. Olive Oil
    3 large onions, sliced
    1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
    8 slices Sliced Bacon
    4 slices Havarti Cheese
    3/4 cup Mayonnaise
    1/4 cup onion, grated
    3 oz. Cream Cheese, room temperature
    1 red bell pepper, diced
    1 1/4 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
    1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
    Salt to taste
    Pepper to taste
    2 romaine lettuce leaves, cut in half widthwise
    2 avocados, cored and sliced
    4 tomato slices
    4 Kaiser buns
    Directions:

    Combine ground beef, Worcestershire, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and pepper. Divide into four equal portions and assemble beef patties. Set aside.
    In a large skillet, add olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions, cook stirring constantly until golden brown about 15 minutes, add salt and pepper to taste.  Finish by adding balsamic vinegar.
    On a baking sheet pan, layer bacon evenly. Bake in oven for 7 minutes. Remove from oven. Set aside.
    Heat grill to a medium/high temperature.
    Grill burgers 5-7 minutes each side until desired doneness.  Place 1 slice of Havarti cheese on top of each burger and continue to grill until melted. Remove from heat.
    Combine mayonnaise, grated onion, cream cheese, red bell pepper, shredded cheddar cheese, garlic powder, remaining 1/4 tsp. salt, and pepper and spread on both sides of bun to taste.
    To assemble the burger, layer the bottom of the bun with the patty with Havarti cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, 1/4 of avocado slices, tomato slices, bacon and top half of bun.

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  • Re: ~~A BATCH OF BACON~~ Please Contribute your Bacon, Appys, Main Dish, Desserts ? and Tips

    Cajun Turkey Burgers

    1 beaten egg
    1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    1/2 tsp onion powder
    1/2 tsp ground red pepper
    1/2 cup seasoned fine dry bread curmbs
    1 lb ground turkey
    6 slices bacon
    6 hamburger buns
    Tomato Slices (optional)
    Chili peppers (optional)

    In a large mixing bowl combine egg,
    Worcestershire sauce, salt, garlic powder,
    onion powder and red pepper. Add bread crumbs
    and turkey; mix well.

    Shape turkey mixture into six 3/4-inch-thick patties.
    Wrap a strip of bacon around outside of each patty;
    fasten with a wooden toothpick.

    Grill, uncovered, directly over medium coals for
    15 to 18 minutes or until no pink remains, turning once.

    Or, place patties on the unheated rack of a broiler pan.
    Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat for 15 to 18 minutes or until
    no pink remains and bacon is done, turning once.

    Remove toothpicks before serving. Serve on buns.
    Top with tomato slices and chili peppers, if desired.

    Makes 6 servings.

    Source: Beaver County Times newspaper from Better Homes & Gardens
    April 9, 1993

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  • Re: ~~A BATCH OF BACON~~ Please Contribute your Bacon, Appys, Main Dish, Desserts ? and Tips

    Alliea, This has to be the most Intriguing Recipe in this Thread !  Janie

    Thanks Janie,

    I plan on making a small amount of this for DS, maybe 1/3 the recipe.

    chefly

    Bacon and Habanero Infused Vodka
    Adapted from Croce’s Restaurant & Jazz Bar.

    6 strips of bacon
    3 habanero chili peppers
    2 serano chile peppers
    1 liter good quality vodka (this is not exact)

    Add strips of bacon to a dry, cold, large skillet.  Warm the skillet over low heat.  Cook bacon until crispy, flipping the bacon several times throughout the process.  Transfer cooked bacon to a paper towel lined plate and set aside to cool.

    Remove the stems from each chili pepper and slice in half lengthwise.  Add peppers (with seeds) to a large, airtight jar.  Once cooled, add bacon to the same jar.  Fill the jar with vodka to cover the bacon and peppers.  Seal the jar and let steep for 7 days in the refrigerator.*

    After 7 days, strain the vodka through a cheese cloth lined fine mesh basket strainer into a clean jar or bottle.  If you see any major particles floating in the vodka, strain a second time.  Discard the bacon and peppers.  Store in the refrigerator.

    Makes 1 liter.

    *  Letting the vodka steep with the chili peppers for 7 days will result in an extremely spicy infusion.  If you have a low heat tolerance, I would recommend steeping for a shorter period of time.  You can start tasting half way through and strain the infusion once you reach your desired heat level.  Keep in mind that this vodka will be used in a bloody mary.  You want it to be overly spicy because the tomato juice will turn down the heat level a bit.
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  • Re: ~~A BATCH OF BACON~~ Please Contribute your Bacon, Appys, Main Dish, Desserts ? and Tips
    Prep Time:
    10 min
    Inactive Prep Time:
    --
    Cook Time:
    15 min
    Level:
    Easy
    Serves:
    4 servings

    Bacon wrapped fully Loaded Hot Dogs

    Ingredients

    • 4 hot dogs with about 40 calories and 1g fat or less each
    • 4 slices turkey bacon or center-cut bacon
    • 1 cup sliced onion
    • 1 cup sliced red bell pepper
    • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced into strips (not rings)
    • 2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
    • 4 light hot dog buns
    • 4 teaspoons yellow mustard

    Directions

    Carefully break 4 toothpicks in half. Wrap each hot dog in a strip of bacon and secure with a toothpick half at each end. Set aside.

    Bring a large skillet or grill pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove.

    Add onion, bell pepper, and jalapeno pepper and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Remove from the skillet/pan and set aside.

    Remove the skillet/pan from heat, re-spray, and bring to medium heat. Add bacon-wrapped hot dogs and cook until bacon is crisp and fully cooked and hot dogs are heated through, about 6 minutes, rotating the hot dogs several times to evenly cook the bacon. Set aside.

    Evenly spread mayo inside the buns. Remove toothpicks from the hot dogs and place a bacon-wrapped dog in each bun. Top each dog with a teaspoon of mustard.

    Evenly distribute veggie mixture among the dogs. Eat up!

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  • Re: ~~A BATCH OF BACON~~ Please Contribute your Bacon, Appys, Main Dish, Desserts ? and Tips

    These baked beans are great but I recommend putting more bacon in them--I try to put the whole 12 slices in but end up putting in 10 because I eat 2 slices before I can crumble it!

    EASY BAKED BEANS        

    1 (28 oz.) can baked beans

    1 med. onion, chopped

    1/2 c. brown sugar

    5 strips bacon, cut in 1-inch pieces

    2 tbsp. ketchup

    1 tsp. prepared mustard

     

    Fry bacon until crisp. Remove from fat. Saute onion in fat
    and when tender, drain off fat. Add mustard, ketchup and brown sugar. Stir in
    the beans. Put in casserole. Top with bacon and bake for 30 minutes at 350
    degrees.

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    This looks so good to me . Especially with fresh Garden Tomatoes. The filling can be made a day ahead to expedite cooking. ~Alliea
    Bacon Double Cheeseburger Pie

    Bacon Double Cheeseburger Pie

    Time Involved
    < 50 min
    # of Ingredients
    10
    Skill Level
    Basic
    Serves
    6
    Ingredients
    1
    Tenderflake® Frozen Deep Dish Pie
    Shell
    1 lb (500g)
    Extra lean ground beef
    1
    Large onion, diced
    1
    Clove garlic, minced
    Salt and pepper to taste
    1 tbsp (15mL)
    Dijon mustard
    1
    Egg, beaten
    6
    Slices MAPLE LEAF® Ready Crisp® Fully-Cooked Bacon pieces,
    coarsely chopped and divided
    2
    Medium tomatoes, sliced
    1 ½ cups (375mL)
    Shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
    Directions
    PREHEAT oven to 400°F (200°C) and bake the pie shell
    according to package directions for a baked pie shell. Set aside.

    COOK
    beef, onion and garlic in a large pan over medium high heat until meat is fully
    cooked, approximately 8 to 10 minutes. Drain meat mixture if necessary and
    return to pan. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

    STIR mustard, egg
    and half the bacon, into beef mixture.

    LAYER half of the meat mixture in
    baked pie shell, top with enough sliced tomatoes just to cover meat surface. Add
    remaining meat mixture and cheese. Top with remaining tomato slices and
    bacon.

    BAKE at 400°F (200°C) for 20 to 25 minutes or until cheese is
    melted and slightly golden. Allow to stand for five minutes before
    serving.

    TIPS: • Make your beef filling and bake pie shell the day
    before. Refrigerate filling overnight and fill the baked pie shell just before
    final baking for a fast dinner preparation!• Serve with your favorite burger
    condiments e.g. mustard, ketchup or relish• Try topping with sliced onions in
    addition to or instead of tomatoes
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    Bacon Pinwheels Recipe

    Bacon Pinwheels RecipeBacon Pinwheels Recipe photo by Taste of HomeRating 5

    In Wichita,
    Kansas, Janne Rowe whips up these savory rolls with a rich cream cheese,
    mushroom and bacon filling. The yummy pinwheels will make a scrumptious addition
    to any buffet table.

    This recipe is:

    Quick

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      Bacon Pinwheels Recipe
      • Prep/Total
        Time: 30 min.
    • Yield: 12
      Servings
    20 10 30

    Ingredients

    • 6 bacon
      strips, diced
    • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    • 1 can (4
      ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 tube (8
      ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls

    Directions

    • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a
      slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain. In a small bowl, beat cream
      cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Add the mushrooms, garlic powder and bacon.
    • Separate crescent dough into four rectangles; seal perforations.
      Spread cream cheese mixture over each rectangle to within 1/4 in. of edges. Roll
      up jelly-roll style, starting with a short side; pinch seams to seal. Cut each
      into six slices.
    • Place slices cut side down on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for
      10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.
      Yield:
      2 dozen.
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  • Re: ~~A BATCH OF BACON~~ Please Contribute your Bacon, Appys, Main Dish, Desserts ? and Tips

    Where's  the Beggin !  lol 

    I have 2 to add tomorrow.  Need to taste them first !

    Hint Hard Boiled Eggs. 

    Janie

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