Juiciest Cheese Burger

Written by Chacha on Sep 3rd, 2012 in Bacon, Beef, Bread, Cheese, Condiments, Onions, Recipe | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients 8 slices bacon 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (preferable 85 % lean ground beef) 3/4 cup water or good-quality beef broth (preferable homemade) 1/2 medium white onion, finely chopped Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Oil, for brushing grill’s grate 4 tablespoons good-quality mayonnaise 2 tablespoons good-quality ketchup 1 tablespoons good-quality yellow mustard 4 […]

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PA Style Baked Beans

Written by Chacha on Sep 3rd, 2012 in Bacon, Navy Beans, Onions, Side Dishes, Sugar | No Comments

Servings: 8 Ingredients 4 (15.5-ounce) cans Northern beans or Navy beans 2 cup lightly packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons white vinegar 1 pound good-quality lean bacon, partially frozen, to make cutting easier 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 1 large onion, finely chopped Directions Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Cut the bacon into bite-sized pieces. Place bacon in a […]

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Old fashioned Green Beans

Written by Chacha on Aug 11th, 2012 in Bacon, Green Beans, Onions, Recipe, Side Dishes | No Comments

Ingredients 6 thick strips bacon 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely minced Pinch crushed red pepper flakes 1 pound fresh green beans, stems removed ½ to 1 cup chicken stock (preferably homemade) Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Directions   Arrange bacon slices in a single layer on a large skillet with a tight fitting lid big […]

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Braised Green Beans with Mushrooms and Bacon

Written by Chacha on Aug 11th, 2012 in Bacon, Green Beans, Mushrooms, Recipe, Side Dishes | No Comments

Ingredients 6 thick strips bacon 3 garlic cloves, finely minced 1 large shallot, finely chopped Pinch crushed red pepper flakes or to taste 1/2 pound mushrooms, thinly sliced Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 pound fresh green beans, stems removed ½ to 3/4 cup chicken stock (preferably homemade) Directions Arrange bacon slices in a single layer on a large […]

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Breakfast Layers

Written by Chacha on May 23rd, 2012 in Bacon, Breakfast - Brunch, Casserole, Cheese, Eggs, Potatoes, Recipe, Sour Cream | No Comments

Ingredients 2-22.5 oz. pkg. frozen hash brown patties 10 eggs 1/2 c milk 10 to 12 slices bacon or leftover ham or browned sausage 1 1/2 c sour cream 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 cup freshly shredded Cheddar cheese Directions Preheat oven to  350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13 casserole pan and set aside. Cook potatoes according to package directions. […]

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Bacon Wrapped Dates with Parmesan

Written by Chacha on May 23rd, 2012 in Appetizer, Bacon, Cheese, Dates, Recipe | No Comments

Ingredients 12  thin strips of bacon, cut in half crosswise 24 pitted dates, recommended, medjool , if possible 1/4 lb Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, cut into small chunks, plus more for serving Directions Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until it has rendered some fat and begins to turn translucent; don’t let […]

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Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

Written by Chacha on May 23rd, 2012 in Appetizer, Bacon, Cheese, Japenos, Meats, Recipe | No Comments

Ingredients 1/2 lb. ground chicken, beef, pork, crab or shrimp, cooked 12 large fresh jalapenos 24  thin slices of bacon, uncooked 3 tbsp. freshly grated parmesan cheese 3 tbsp. bread crumbs 1 large egg Directions Light your charcoal grill or preheat your gas grill to 350 degrees F. Put cooked meat in a bowl and add parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and egg. Mix […]

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Bacon Wrapped Dates with Walnuts

Written by Chacha on May 23rd, 2012 in Appetizer, Bacon, Cheese, Dates, Nuts, Recipe | No Comments

Servings: makes 24 Ingredients 24 large moist pitted dates, recommended, medjool , if possible 12  thin slices of bacon, cut crosswise 2 oz cream cheese or goat cheese, softened 24 pieces of walnuts or whole pecans Brown sugar place in shallow bowl Directions Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray it with non-stick oil. Put cream […]

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Bacon Wrapped Artichoke Hearts

Written by Chacha on May 23rd, 2012 in Appetizer, Artichokes, Bacon, Recipe | No Comments

Ingredients Jarred Marinated Artichoke Hearts Pre-cooked thin bacon slices Directions Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray it with non-stick oil. Drain artichokes and reserve marinade. Cut artichokes in halves. Wrap each artichoke half completely with a slice of bacon and use a toothpick to hold together. Place on cookie sheet and brush with […]

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Bacon and Tomato Hash

Written by Chacha on May 23rd, 2012 in Appetizer, Bacon, Recipe, Tomatoes | No Comments

Ingredients ● 4 rashers bacon ● 2 teaspoons garlic-infused oil ● 1 tomato, diced ● 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce ● 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley leaves ● Freshly ground black pepper ● Bread for serving Directions Cut each piece of bacon into 3 or 4 pieces. Heat oil in a skillet. When oil is hot, fry bacon until crispy. […]

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