Bacon is booming in the food industry and pop culture. Everywhere you go, there are bacon treats, T-shirts and novelties. It’s not a mystery why people love Bacon so much. Some refer to it as “meat candy.” To others, Bacon has an almost “cult” following.
Gone are the days when Maple Leaf bacon just went on the side of your eggs on your breakfast plate. Bacon has become a delicacy that can be added to just about anything. I remember taking my Bacon and dipping it in the maple syrup after eating my pancakes and waffles. The sweet maple flavouring and the delicious taste of Bacon made it something I saved for last on my plate so I could savour the moment.
While Bacon can be dull when added as a topping for salads or on your sandwich, there is no end to the fun and exciting ways you can use it that are not-so-boring.
One tip I learned a while back was to get the extra Bacon crispy and bake it in the oven rather than fry it in a pan. Many of the following recipes call for a crispier bacon variety, so try doing this on a cookie sheet.
Here are ten recipes to take your bacon pallet to new heights. There are sweet, savoury and in-between included in the list of recipes below.
10 Unique Bacon Recipes you can Make:
Beer Candied Bacon
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Bacon lovers, rejoice! This delicious recipe for Beer Candied Bacon is the perfect appetizer for your next Superbowl party. Bacon and beer are a match made in heaven, and the addition of candy takes this dish to the next level. The key to making this recipe is to use high-quality Bacon – it will make all the difference in the flavour. The result is a sweet, savoury, and utterly addictive dish that will surely be a hit with your guests. So go ahead and try this Bacon Beer Candied Bacon recipe – you won’t be disappointed.
Try this recipe out at https://tideandthyme.com/beer-candied-bacon/
Pancake Bacon Dippers
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This delicious Bacon Dippers Recipe is the perfect way to enjoy your favourite breakfast meat. Crispy bacon strips are dipped in a light, airy pancake batter and then fried to perfection. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup for a truly delicious treat. You’ll never go back to plain old pancakes again!
Get the recipe: https://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/buffet-pancake-dippers/.
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Bacon Brittle is the perfect sweet and savoury treat! This recipe is easy to follow and only requires a few ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. The best part is that it only takes about 15 minutes to make. Cook the Bacon and then mix it with sugar, water, butter, and corn syrup. Bring the mixture to a boil and then remove from heat. Stir in some baking soda and then pour onto a prepared cookie sheet. Spread out into a thin layer and sprinkle with coarse sea salt. Let the Bacon Brittle cool, and then enjoy!
Get the recipe: https://joandsue.blogspot.com/2012/11/bacon-brittle.html
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This Bacon Jam recipe is perfect for adding extra flavour to your meals! It’s easy to make and only requires simple ingredients, like Bacon, onions, garlic, brown sugar, coffee, and maple syrup. Just chop and cook everything down until it turns into a delicious jam. Whether you spread it on toast or use it as a dipping sauce, this Bacon Jam will surely be a hit with everyone!
Get the Recipe: https://dinnerwithjulie.com/2011/06/21/bacon-jam/
Chocolate Covered Bacon
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Chocolate-covered Bacon is a classic fair food that combines two of the most delicious things in the world – Bacon and chocolate. There’s no denying it’s a fun and unique treat. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try making your own at home? The key to success is to use thick Bacon and good quality chocolate. With patience and practice, you’ll be able to make chocolate-covered Bacon that is every bit as delicious as the carnival version.
Get the Recipe: https://www.yumsugar.com/Homemade-Chocolate-Covered-Bacon-1813878.
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Bacon Bark is one of the most delicious and easy recipes ever. If you love dark chocolate and nuts, you will fall in love with this Bacon Bark Recipe. It is a little recipe that even includes gift tags, so you can easily give them away as presents on special occasions. Just imagine the look on your loved one’s face when they receive a present from Bacon Bark. They will be impressed!
Keto Bacon Cheese Nachos
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Bacon is one of the most delicious foods out there. It’s salty, smoky, and just plain addicting. And when you add cheese to the mix, it’s even better. This keto bacon cheese nachos recipe is the perfect snack for anyone on a low-carb diet. By using cheese in place of chips, you get all the flavour of traditional nachos without the carbs. And the best part is that these nachos are super easy to make. Just cook up some Bacon, top with shredded cheese and your favourite toppings, and enjoy!
Get the recipe: https://www.lowcarb-nocarb.com/keto-cheese-bacon-nachos/
Photo Credit: Urban Bakes
There’s nothing quite like the taste of a freshly baked brownie. The rich, chocolatey flavour is simply irresistible. But what if you could take your brownies to the next level? Adding Bacon to the mix is a great way to do just that. Bacon brownies are the perfect blend of sweet and salty, and they’re sure to be a hit with everyone who tries them. Maple syrup is the perfect finishing touch, and it helps to bring out the flavours of the chocolate and Bacon. So if you’re looking for a unique twist on a classic favourite, bacon brownies are worth a try.
I am pinning this one!
Get the recipe: https://urbanbakes.com/maple-bacon-brownies/
Bacon, Beer, Chips
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Bacon beer bits are the perfect snack for any occasion. They are easy to make, and they are packed with flavour. The pretzels provide a crunchy texture, while the beer and Bacon add a savoury flavour. The chocolate and peanut butter chips add sweetness, making the Bacon beer bits irresistible. So, whether you are looking for a snack to share with friends or a treat to enjoy on your own, Bacon beer bits are sure to hit the spot.
Get the recipe: https://www.lifeloveandsugar.com/bacon-beer-potato-chip-cookie-bars/.
How do you use Bacon in your recipes? Are you excited to try some of these?