Secret Ingredient: Bacon

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jalapeno poppers wrapped in bacon
Jalapeño poppers wrapped in bacon from Charlotte Abrams for Edible Sarasota

It's the sweet, smoky, spicy, crunchy, chewy bacon that makes these recipes great.

Celeriac Bacon Hash

a tray full of celeriac bacon hash
Adding celeriac to this simple hash creates a light, fresh fl avour contrast to the rich bacon and sweet potatoes. A perfect winter side dish to breakfast (you could even top with a poached egg),...

Truffle and Bacon Mac-n-Cheese

truffle bacon mac n cheese
Who doesn't love a great mac-n-cheese?!?  I'm not talking about Kraft (no disrespect to Kraft of course) but this mac-n-cheese is for adults!  Where did this soothing and homey concoction...

Bacon Crusted Bone Marrow w/Celery Hearts and Caviar

This special dish from Chef John Tesar is a sumptuous mix of bone marrow, bacon and caviar. 

Braised Bacon and Scallion Pancakes

Braised Bacon and Scallion Pancakes.
Kevin Lasko shares his recipe for Braised Bacon and Scallion Pancakes.

Dandelion Greens in Cream with Bacon

This dish pairs well with simple roast chicken and some crusty bread.

Bacon Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

Quick sautéed for a toasty brown on the outside, and a crunch on the inside, this is one of Union Common's most popular dishes.

Spicy Kale and Bacon Gochujang Pancakes Jangddeok

Jangddeok are savory pancakes sassed up with luscious gochujang paste folded into the batter. We use bacon in place of ground pork; aside from the fact that it makes almost everything delicious, bacon...

Braised Celery with Bacon

Braised Celery illustrated by India Seychew
Is there any vegetable more maligned than celery? It beefs up relish trays and — when accompanied by carrots and onions — is a necessary component of mirepoix (a mainstay of any French-leaning...

Grilled Venison Tenderloin Wrapped in Double-Smoked Bacon

Grilled Venison Tenderloin Wrapped in Double-Smoked Bacon
Thurn’s Specialty Meats sells double-smoked bacon locally. If using a grill pan, make sure to wipe off the bacon grease between grilling tenderloins.

Broiled Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with BBQ Sauce and Local Lager

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with BBQ Sauce
Stroh’s? I know… I know. Local breweries are popping up every 500 feet and it is a great thing but this is my mother’s recipe. She used Stroh’s and I always stick to it, so I must leave it to...

Glazed Bacon

glazed bacon
Not that bacon needs any gilding, but if you are entertaining and want to fancy things up a bit, this is an easy, easy trick. And, it’s an easy way to cook a lot of bacon at one time.

Maple and Bacon Cornbread

Maple and Bacon Cornbread
From Call of the Farm by Rochelle Bilow

Mess O' Greens and Bacon Tart

Greens and Bacon Tart
A classic Southern combination of ingredients - greens and bacon - come together in a great tart.

Pimiento Cheese Stuffed Jalapeños with Honey-Glazed Bacon

Pimiento Cheese Stuffed Jalapeños with Honey-Glazed Bacon
MAKE JALAPENO POPPERS AT HOME. This recipe was inspired by my mother's signature party appetizer: Jalapeño Poppers. Her husband frequently brings home a crate of this and a bushel of that when his...
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