Can’t get enough bacon? 13 tasty bacon recipes and more!

Ever had one of those days when you can’t get enough bacon?  Well, you are in luck!  Today is National Bacon Day, and to celebrate, I found 13 incredibly tasty bacon recipes for you! Of course, with bacon, it can’t help but be tasty now can it?

13 tasty bacon recipes

Bacon has been around for a while.  It is one of the oldest processed meats in history, dating back as early as 1500 BC.  And it is a huge favorite in the United States.  More than 2 billion pounds of bacon are produced in the US each year!

For those of you with a bacon craving, I found some awesome recipes for you.  But first, I can’t start off a bacon post without a little bit of Maple Bacon dog.  Enjoy!

You can’t help but laugh.  Poor maple bacon dog!

I promised you bacon, so without further ado, here are some great recipes to help with your craving!

12 amazing bacon recipes

Bacon Double Cheese Burger Dip by Closet Cooking

Bacon is basically cured and smoked pork.  In the US, pork bellies are used, Canadian Bacon is from the rib eye or boneless pork loin, and in Europe, ham or shoulder is used to make bacon.

12 amazing bacon recipes

Sun Dried Bacon Cheeseball by I Dig Pinterest

Bacon is used for lots of recipes, but it is interesting to note that a full 71% of the time, it is eaten as a side with eggs for breakfast.

12 amazing bacon recipes

Social Media Explained by Paleo

Did you know? There is a bust of the actor, Kevin Bacon, made entirely of bacon.

12 amazing bacon recipes

Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps by Jam Hands

Interesting to note, while heavy on salt and kind of high in calories, bacon has no trans fat at all. Several slices of bacon are healthier in terms of calories, salt, fat and cholesterol than a hot dog, hamburger or glazed donut!

12 amazing bacon recipes

Bacon Cheddar Pork Chops by Mrs Happy Homemaker

Bacon has a cult-like following with its own bacon language. A rasher is a slice of bacon and streaky is a type of bacon named for the layers of fat running parallel to the rind.

12 amazing bacon recipes

Gruyere Bacon Mac & Cheese by Damn Delicious

The best way to cook bacon?

  • Leave at least 1 inch between each strip when cooking. This will result in crisp bacon rather than limp bacon.
  • For more even cooking, use the oven. Set strips on wire rack or a baking sheet and bake at 375 for 15 minutes.
  • Bacon can burn quickly so always keep a close eye on it while cooking.
  • Never pour your leftover grease down the drain!  You will totally clog it! Instead let it cool and pour into a jar, then toss.
  • Use cold bacon and a cold pan to reduce spattering.

12 amazing bacon recipes

Crockpot Bacon Bourbon Baked Beans by How Sweet It Is

Did you know? Bacon possesses the flavor umami, which creates an addictive neurochemical response and keeps us wanting more. No wonder we are addicted!

12 amazing bacon recipes

Bacon Wrapped Sushi by Pepper

It is said that Elvis Presley flew on a private jet at 1:00 AM to snack on a Fool’s Gold Loaf.  What the heck is that?  Well apparently, it is a hollowed out loaf of Italian bread filled with a pound of bacon and 2 jars of peanut butter and jelly!

12 amazing bacon recipes

Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels by Lady Behind the Curtain

The formula for bacon cologne was created in 1920 by a butcher named John Fargginay from Paris, France.  Nice!

12 amazing bacon recipes

Cheesy Ranch Bacon Potato Nuggets by Betty Crocker

12 amazing bacon recipes

Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs by Real Housemoms

Did you know? In 2009,  a man created an AK-47 assault rifle replica out of bacon. Also known as the BA-K-47, it took eight hours to make!

12 amazing bacon recipes

Sweet Savory Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Puff Pastry Twists by Half Baked Harvest

12 amazing bacon recipes

Twice Baked Potatoes in a Dish by Food Pusher

Chocolate-Covered Bacon is another favorite for any bacon lover. You can purchase it at specialty stores or simply make your own using your choice of chocolate!

12 amazing bacon recipes

Oatmeal Bacon Waffle Cookies with Espresso Glaze by The Galley Gourmet

Hungry?  Go check out some of these great recipes and cook up some bacon! A great excuse to celebrate -Happy Bacon Day!


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2 comments… add one
  • Sylvia December 30, 2013, 12:22 pm

    Wow! I didn’t know there were so many interesting ways to enjoy bacon. Thank you for sharing all these great recipes.

  • norene December 30, 2013, 6:46 am

    I love that maple bacon dog.


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