Last Updated on December 2, 2019
We are very passionate about bacon here at ButcherBox. So much so, it is sometimes all we think about.
We love crisp bacon in all manner of form and function, whether that be as a side dish or a main dish: In a cheddar cheese omelet, featured on a bacon cheeseburger, in a delish BLT, wrapped around a steak, wrapped inside a chicken breast, smashed into in grilled cheese, mixed into mashed potatoes, in a salad—maybe a California Cobb or in bacon ranch dressing. Maple bacon, apple bacon, bourbon bacon; any type of crispy bacon makes us swoon.
We have experimented and devised a number of ways to cook bacon.
Many of the recipes that we use over and over again—with delicious results every time—are developed by our own ButcherBox Test Kitchen.
We have also discovered some amazing bacon recipes created by some friends of ButcherBox.
Here are our favorite bacon recipes at the moment:
1. Chef Yankel’s Candied Bacon
Bacon candy! This amazing recipe allows you to easily make bacon that you can serve and eat as a standalone dish. This savory treat is enhanced by the addition of maple syrup, sriracha, and brown sugar flavors. Trendy, high-class cocktail bars and restaurants are replacing their bar peanuts with candy bacon more and more. But you don’t have to go out to enjoy this amazing take on bacon. Grab a baking sheet and in 16 minutes and 6 easy steps, you can have Chef Yankel’s “Perfect Candied Bacon” for yourself.
2. Bacon-Wrapped Filet
What’s better than a juicy filet mignon? Why a filet wrapped in bacon of course. Chef Yankel has a great recipe for a luxurious dinner — made all the better with our grass-fed ButcherBox beef — featuring bacon-wrapped filets. His “Bacon Wrapped Filet with Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes and Mushroom Red Wine Sauce” is the perfect dinner for two.
3. Bacon-Stuffed Pork Chops
The folks at Smoked n’ Grilled have concocted a pork masterpiece: The “Bacon-and-Asiago-stuffed Pork Chops” recipe is simple and packed with rich flavor. Use our ButcherBox heritage-breed pork chops and our thick, smoky bacon, and you cannot go wrong with this dish.
4. The Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger
Chef Yankel loves to talk about this time working at a restaurant that catered to the late-night service industry crowd. During the late-night hours with a dining room packed with chefs, line cooks, and bartenders, Chef Yankel would experiment with different ways to make that quintessential American food, the cheeseburger, just a little bit better. The fruits of his labors resulted in this amazing, bacon-heavy recipe for his unique bacon cheeseburger with this recipe: “ButcherBox Bacon Burger with Chipotle-Lime Mayo.”
5. Bacon and Sausage Patties
Kristen Boehmer at Living Loving Paleo has done the unimaginable. She has created the perfect recipe for combining all of our favorite breakfast flavors: Bacon, sausage, and maple. Check out her easy recipe for “Maple Bacon Sausage Patties,” and thank us later.
6. Bacon and Swiss Quiche The best way to cook breakfast in the morning is to prepare it the night before. Chef Yankel’s “Bacon and Swiss Quiche,” is an easy recipe to get ahead of the game while hosting a big brunch or just lazily heading into Sunday morning.
Now that you are armed with the greatest bacon recipes, all you need to do is get your hands on some smoky bacon.
Dennis Keohane is the Editorial Director for ButcherBox.