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Bacon Recipes That Will Make You Cry Tears of Joy

Posted by Heather Jabornik on

Of course you knew International Bacon Day was coming up this weekend. (We’ve had it marked on our calendar for months.) September 2 is the day our dreams come true every single year. Unofficially observed and celebrated the Saturday before U.S. Labor Day, Bacon Day was born back in 2004 by CU Boulder graduate students with a non-stop hankering for crunchy/chewy, meaty goodness. Celebrations typically include social gatherings with copious amounts of bacon dishes, so we decided to put together a recipe list of some of our favorites so you can “get your bac-on” morning, noon and night!

BREAKFAST

BACON CINNAMON ROLLS



What to use:

Tools

  • Oven
  • Skillet
  • Pie pan

Ingredients

  • Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls with icing (5 count) – 1 can
  • Bacon strips – 5

How to make it:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F

2. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Place bacon strips in skillet and fry for 2-3 minutes until soft but slightly cooked. Remove bacon and pat dry with paper towels.

3. Open can of cinnamon rolls and unroll into long strips. Lay one strip of bacon on each cinnamon roll strip, then reroll. Place each bacon cinnamon roll in a greased pie pan.
4. Cook according to package instructions, then drizzle with the package’s icing.

Recipe compliments of:
Gimme Some Oven via Tablespoon

PRO-TIP: Store-bought bacon is delicious. But if you really want to get into the spirit of the "holiday," try curing your own bacon!


LUNCH

BLT GRILLED CHEESE



What to use:

Tools

  • Frying pan
  • Stove
  • Spatula
  • Butterknife

Ingredients

  • Egg bread – 2 slices
  • Cheddar cheese – 4 slices
  • Lacy swiss – 1-2 slices
  • Cooked bacon – 4 slices
  • Tomato – 2 slices
  • Butter – 1 tbsp

How to make it:

1. Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread, then stack buttered sides together. Layer 2 slices cheddar on top of bread stack, then bacon slices, lacy swiss cheese, tomato and finally the remaining slices of cheese. Place bread buttered side down in frying pan over medium-high heat. Cover with lid and let cook for 3-4 minutes or until golden.

2. Reduce heat to medium and flip sandwich to other side and cook for 2-3 minutes or until bread is toasty golden and cheese has melted. The second side will cook faster than the first—watch carefully!

3. Cut in half and serve. Enjoy with tomato soup for a bonus.

Recipe compliments of:
Heidi from Foodie Crush


DINNER

CHICKEN & BACON SHISH KABOBS



What to use:

Tools

  • Skewers
  • Grill
  • Small sauce pan
  • Grill brush
  • Large bowl

Ingredients

  • Soy sauce – ¼ cup
  • Cider vinegar – ¼ cup
  • Honey – 2 tbsps
  • Canola oil – 2 tbsps
  • Large mushrooms - 10 cut in half
  • Green onions – 2 minced
  • Skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – 3 cut into chunks
  • Sliced thick cut bacon – ½ lb cut in half
  • Pineapple chunks – 1 (8 ounce) can drained
  • Oil

How to make it:

1. In a large bowl, mix soy sauce, cider vinegar, honey, canola oil and green onions. Place the mushrooms and chicken into the mixture and stir to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator at least 1 hour.

2. Preheat grill for high heat.

3. Remove mushrooms and chicken from marinade and shake off excess. Pour the marinade into a small saucepan and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes; set aside.

4. Wrap chicken chunks with bacon, thread onto skewers so the bacon is secured. Alternate with mushroom halves and pineapple chunks.

5. Lightly oil the grill grate. Arrange skewers on the prepared grill. Cook 15 to 20 minutes, brushing occasionally with remaining soy sauce mixture until bacon is crisp and chicken juices run clear.

Recipe compliments of:
Angie via All Recipes


SIDE DISH

ASPARAGUS WRAPPED BACON WITH CHEESE



What to use:

Tools

  • Frying pan
  • Stove
  • Cookie sheet
  • Grater
  • Paper towels
  • Tablespoon

Ingredients

  • Fresh asparagus spears – 24
  • Thick bacon slices – 6
  • Grated cheddar cheese – 2-3 tbsps
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to make it:

1. Boil or steam asparagus until soft

2. Fry bacon until light brown; let bacon drain on paper towels

3. Separate asparagus into 6 portions and wrap each portion with bacon

4. Place onto greased cookie sheet and sprinkle with cheddar cheese

5. Broil in oven until cheese is melted and lightly browned

6. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve hot! (Serves 6)

Recipe compliments of:
The Gardener’s Network


COCKTAILS

THE BACON APPLETINI



What to use:

Tools

  • Martini glass
  • Cocktail shaker

Ingredients

How to make it:

1. Combine all ingredients over ice in your cocktail shaker, shake, and pour!

2. Allow bacon slice garnish to float on top to add its savory-sweet flavor


THE BLOODY MARY SUE-EEE



What to use:

Tools

  • Pint glass
  • Cocktail shaker

Ingredients

How to make it:

1. Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice, shake, and pour

2. Add your bacon strip garnishes in place of a celery stick and olives if you like!

Recipes compliments of:
Rocco, creator and founder of the Bacon Freak Bacon is Meat Candy Bacon Club via Bacon Today


Gorge responsibly with all your bacon-loving friends and remember, everything tastes better with bacon!