2837. BEEF and BACON LO MEIN

yields four servings

1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
1/2 pound beef flank steak, cut into thin strips
2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
1 cup fresh broccoli florets
1 cup fresh cauliflowerets
1 medium carrot, cut into thin 2-inch strips
1 small onion, cut into wedges
1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules
1 cup boiling water
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 cup cold water
1/2 pound thin spaghetti, cooked and drained

In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp; remove to paper towels to drain. Discard drippings. In the same skillet, stir-fry beef in 1 tablespoon oil until no longer pink, about 2 minutes. Remove beef and pan juices; keep warm. In the same skillet, saute the broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, onion and ginger in remaining oil for 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms, water chestnuts and garlic; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Dissolve bouillon in boiling water; stir into vegetables. Stir in soy sauce and beef with pan juices. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in bacon and spaghetti.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Taste of Home, April/May 2002, p. 45

Originally posted 2013-02-13 01:18:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

3042. NEW YORK STRIP STEAK with BACON, JALAPENO and CORN PUREE

yields 4 servings

Bacon & Jalapeno Condiment:
5 lbs bacon, chopped
3 onions, chopped
1 head garlic, peeled and chopped
6 jalapenos, seeds removed, chopped
1 cup balsamic vinegar

Corn Purée:
6 ears fresh corn, off the cob
1 lb frozen corn
4 oz butter
1 oz sugar
1 teaspoon turmeric?
Milk, to cover?
Salt, to taste

Red Wine Jus:
1 bottle red wine
2 cups demi glace
1 bunch fresh thyme

Vidalia Onions:
1 cup flour
1 cup cornstarch
1 egg yolk
1 cup soda water
1 Vidalia onion, sliced into rings

NY Strip Steak:
4 (or 16 oz) New York strip steaks
Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Bacon & Jalapeno Condiment: Render bacon in a pan and add onions, garlic, and jalapenos. Cover with balsamic vinegar and cook slowly until vinegar is reduced and jam consistency.

For the Corn Purée: Place corn, butter, sugar, turmeric, and salt in a pot. Cover with milk and cook slowly until milk has been reduced by half. Purée until smooth.

For the Red Wine Jus: Put red wine in a pan and reduce to au sec. Then add demi glace and thyme. Reduce to sauce consistency.

For the Vidalia Onions: Mix flour, cornstarch, egg yolk, and soda water to make a tempura batter. Dip onions in batter and deep fry at 350-degrees F until golden and crispy.

For the NY Strip Steak: Season steaks and grill to medium rare. Let rest before slicing.

To Serve: Place corn purée on plate. Slice steak and layer on top. Spoon bacon & jalapeno condiment over steak. Top with fried tempura onions. Drizzle red wine jus around the plate.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Kevin Sbraga, Top Chef, Season 7, Episode 12, Elimination Challenge; Bravo TV

2988. BACON and BOURBON TRI TIP SAUCE

makes about 1 3/4 cups

6 strips bacon
1 cup barbecue sauce
1/2 cup bourbon
1/3 cup honey
3 tbsp. red wine vinegar
cooked tri tip?Sauté bacon in a medium skillet until crisp. Remove and drain well on paper towels; drain excess fat from skillet. Add barbecue sauce, bourbon, honey and vinegar to skillet and cook for 5 minutes more; crumble bacon and add to skillet. Serve over sliced tri tip.??bacon recipe courtesy of: Raley’s, 500 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95605

2778. GRILLED FLANK STEAK with BACON BALSAMIC GLAZE

yields four servings?

Cooking spray
2 tablespoons triple peppercorn
1 flank steak, about 1 1/4 pounds
Salt
2 teaspoons garlic flakes
4 slices bacon, diced
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Heat a stove-top grill pan or griddle with cooking spray over medium-high heat to preheat. Place peppercorns in a plastic bag and smash with the flat side of a meat mallet, or bottom of a heavy skillet, until finely crushed. Season both sides of flank steak with crushed peppercorns, salt and garlic flakes.

Place steak on hot pan and cook 5 minutes per side for medium doneness. Remove from heat and let steak rest 10 minutes. Slice meat crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices.

While the steak is cooking, Place diced bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until browned and crisp. Add vinegar and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes, or until liquid reduces. In a small bowl, add broth and cornstarch, whisking until cornstarch is completely dissolved, and add to skillet. Simmer 2 minutes bringing to a full boil, until sauce thickens. Remove from heat, spoon sauce over steak slices and top with parsley.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Robin Miller, “Glaze, Bake, Wrap and Dunk,” Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller, Food Network, 2007

2776. STRIP STEAK with BACON and MUSHROOM SHERRY SAUCE

2 boneless strip steaks, about 10-12 oz.
4 slices bacon, cut in 1? pieces
1/2 lb. mushrooms, sliced
1/8 cup steak sauce
1/8 cup dry sherry
1 teaspoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary (save some for garnish)
salt
freshly ground pepper

Cook the bacon in a large fry pan on medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan and place on paper towels,?reserving 2 tablespoons of the drippings in the pan. Add mushrooms to bacon drippings and cook until tender (about 5 minutes) stirring occasionally. Add the bacon, steak sauce, sherry, garlic powder?and sugar to the pan and mix well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 5 minutes. Add? a few pieces of the fresh rosemary. Cover to keep warm. Salt and pepper both sides of steak. Sear steaks on both sides and then cook to desired doneness (about 10-12 minutes for medium rare). Plate the steaks on warmed plates and top with the sauce, garnish with sprigs of fresh rosemary.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Kathleen, “Deja Vu” Cook, July 12, 2012