Bacon. It is one of the best reasons to get out of bed in the morning. These salty, crispy glorious pieces of meat make breakfast worth waking up early for. But in honor of Bacon Lovers' Day, August 20th, we present to you bacon recipes suitable for any time of day. No longer will you have to wake up before 10 AM on a weekend to justify frying up a few strips for breakfast. So head into the kitchen and get ready to pig out, here our 15 favorite bacon recipes.
Get a double dose of pork with these delicious Pork Pimenton Sliders With Bacon Jam. The patties are made of ground pork and smoky paprika and the jam is made of bacon cooked down with sugar, shallots, dark rum, and honey. You might want to make extra of that jam...
We all know that bacon can enhance any dish because, well, bacon is pretty amazing when it comes to flavor. A crispy, sweet, and salty strip tenderly wraps an apple onion pinto burge, combining intense fruity and savory flavors in each bite. Let the drooling begin!
Everything tastes better with bacon, and these decadent small bites are no exception. Try adding a side of salsa verde for dunking! Get it? Dunking?!
Chef Manuel Trevino at Marble Lane restaurant in New York City spices up the typical grilled cheese by adding his favorite childhood ingredients: guacamole and chihuahua cheese. He loads these onto the sandwich with staples like cheddar, tomato, and bacon to make this the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich for kids and adults alike!
The hot brown is a classic Kentucky dish invented at the Brown Hotel. It is an open-faced turkey sandwich with bacon covered in a rich mornay sauce, and this recipe, from Louisville chef Anthony Lamas, gives it a Latin spin with the addition of jalapeno.
Frijoles a la Charra is a ranch style way of cooking pinto beans: the beans are simmered with bacon, garlic, and serrano peppers, resulting in a frijoles with a smoky, pork-rich flavor. If you're feeling indulgent, add a few cubes of your favorite cheddar cheese to the mix as the beans come off the stove. You'll have a cross between queso flameado and fondue - rich, creamy, and delicious.
"Inspired by my father, this version soupy of arroz con pollo is made with a short-grain rice generically called Valencia. Bacon is added to the sofrito to give the dish extra flavor," says Presilla of this heartfelt recipe from her cookbook Gran Cocina Latina.
This hearty taco, from chef Julian Medina, is loaded with seared rib eye beef and bits of crispy bacon. Sauteed onion, jalapenos andMonterey Jack round out the filling for this tasty taco.