Last year I appeared on the TV show American Grilled. On that show I competed against Big Jim Stancil of Bareknuckles BBQ. We kept in touch after the show and started to chat about all things bbq and grilling. During one of those chats, he asked if I would like to go to the Jack Daniels BBQ Championship and help him out. I could not say no. Come on, it was the Jack! While there I helped Big Jim do a little grilling for the teams up on the hill. The dish that Big Jim made, was an elk burger topped with a bacon onion jam. Ever since that day, I have been dreaming of that bacon onion jam. It was slightly sweet, slightly salty and all around bacon-y. It was delicious! So this is my take on bacon onion jam. Thanks for the idea Big Jim.
In the top menu bar of this website you will see a tab that says “Ask Rex”. This is the section of the website where you can ask me to recreate a recipe, come up with a recipe or add bacon to your favorite recipe. One of my readers, Ashley, asked me for my take on a traditional Maryland dish, Cream of Crab Soup. She specifically asked if I could find a way to incorporate bacon. Well this is right up my alley. I have been experimenting with a few variations and came up with perfect Cream of Crab and Bacon Soup.
Ever since my BreakFast Fatty post, I have been getting bombarded with emails requesting more bacon recipes. So I took the bacon weave from the breakfast fatty, cooked it like my bacon crusted quiche and mixed it with America’s Favorite Dish, PIZZA! Yep, I took this pizza to the carbohydrate free extreme (ok a few carbs in the sauce, but come on, bacon crust pizza). I made the crust out of pure BACON!
In the bbq world everyone talks about fatty’s. The Gist of it is a smoked log of sausage. I did a quick take on it by stuffing the log of sausage with my favorite breakfast items. It is hash browns, cheese and hard boiled eggs wrapped in sausage and bacon.
Ever since I was a kid, the holidays meant it was time for hors d’ouerves / appetizers. Since everyone is coming and going, my Mom would always have a table full of them. For this reason, I am always on the lookout for new and interesting ideas. I stumbled upon a single picture that excited my taste buds. It was a picture of a round of sourdough bread that was sliced to resemble a porcupine and then covered with bacon and cheese. To my surprise, the bread was also drenched in ranch flavored butter. So I made it for Dana and it was a hit. I can see why it is nicknamed “Crack Bread”.
I am a huge fan of Quiche. The other night I was clueless as to what to make for dinner. I had a bunch of eggs lying around and figured a Quiche would be perfect. Add a little bacon and Swiss and this was going to be a great meal. I used the basic recipe from Paula Deen and then fiddled with the recipe until it worked.
I love grilled chicken. However, if you cook boneless skinless chicken breasts life can become dry and boring. So I devised a surefire way to cook chicken, keep it moist and give it a smokey bacony flavor. Yep, skewer the chicken with a couple strips of bacon. The fat keeps the chicken moist and imparts a nice smokey flavor that everyone will love.
Who doesn’t love a nice Bacon, Lettuce and grilled tomato sandwich. So I figured who wouldn’t love it in salad form. With charred bread croutons and fire roasted tomatoes, this was a salad for men and women alike. Heck, the main ingredient is bacon. Who could not love this salad. After making it, I declare that all salads made by me have fire roasted tomatoes on them. It was one of the most delicious salads I have ever eaten.
On the weekend I like to cook breakfast whenever I get a chance. This Sunday I woke up early and started to read the September issue of Bon Appetit. I know it is October, but I just got around to it. It happens. Anyways, I came across a baked egg dish in the 5 ingredient section. It looked great and I just happened to have the ingredients available to make it.
Last year I made Bacon Pancakes and they were some of the best things that I have ever eaten. Actually they are one of my popular posts. So I decided to update the recipe and do it with waffles. Yep, bacon baked right into the center of the waffles. I think I might have a new winner for the best thing that I have ever made.
Happy Memorial Day! I just want to give a quick shout out to all of the Veterans out there that have served this country. Thank you very much for all that you have done. The United States would be nothing without you. Thanks again.
I have been experimenting with pizza crusts. So I have a ton of pizza dough lying around. You can only have so many pepperoni pizzas before you need to find something different. So I decided to try my hand at breakfast pizza. If you have been near a TV at all over the past couple of days you know that it has snowed here in DC. It has snowed a lot, roughly 27 inches. I have a front wheel drive car and there is no chance of me getting out of my house for another day at least. So I had to substitute a few ingredients in my breakfast pizza. Normally I would use salsa as the base, but since I had none and there was no way of me getting to the market. However, I did have a can of diced tomatoes. So I substituted that. It was still good, but salsa is the best.
While bacon is the ultimate food, not all bacon is created equal. Granted all bacon is good, but some bacon is just a tad bit better. Today I turned the ordinary bacon in to extraordinary bacon. How do you do this? With a bit of brown sugar, Pure Grade A Michigan Maple Syrup and some thick cut apple smoked bacon, that is how.