2782. BACON and TOMATO HASH

serves one

4 rashers streaky bacon
2 teaspoons garlic-infused oil
1 tomato, diced
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
scattering of chopped parsley (about 2 tablespoons)
ground black pepper

Cut each rasher into three or four pieces, and fry in the garlic oil until crispy (the bacon will also give up flavorsome fat of its own). Remove the bacon bits to a piece of kitchen towel.

Tip the chopped tomato, with all its seeded, gluey interior, into the hot oily pan, which will cause a great spitting and sizzling, and stir for a couple of minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce and stir again, then put the bacon back into the pan, mixing it into the tomato before transferring to a plate.

Scatter with some parsley and lots of freshly ground pepper, and serve with bread to dip in the oily juices.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Feast: Food That Celebrates Life, by Nigella Lawson. London: Chatto & Windus, 2004; p. 416

Originally posted 2012-12-20 08:45:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

3090. CHICKEN SKEWERS with BACON PASTE

yields six servings?

For the BBQ Sauce

½ cup ketchup
¼ cup honey
2 tablespoons yellow onion, grated
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
hot sauce, a few dashes

For the Chicken
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, fat trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons sweet paprika
4 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1/8 teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 slices bacon, cut into ½ inch pieces
metal skewers

For the sauce, bring all the sauce ingredients to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 5 to 7 minutes. Sauce should thicken and reduce to about 1 cup.? Remove from heat. Transfer the sauce to a small bowl and set aside to serve with the chicken skewers.

Preheat the grill while you start prepping the chicken skewers.

Pat dry the chicken cubes with a paper towel then place the chicken in a large bowl. In a small bowl, combine smoked paprika, sweet paprika, salt, sugar, and cayenne pepper.

Process the bacon in a food processor until a smooth paste forms, scraping down the bowl as needed.? Add the bacon paste to the spice mixture, then add all of it to the large bowl of chicken. Use your hands to toss the chicken to coat with the bacon paste mixture.? Place the meat onto skewers.

Place the skewers on the grill and cook covered, turning every 2 minutes or so, until all 4 sides are cooked through and chicken has browned and slightly charred. This should take 8 to 10 minutes total. Remove from grill and allow chicken to rest 5 minutes. Serve with barbeque sauce on the side.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Kelly Salemi, Live Love Pasta, June 27, 2012

Originally posted 2013-10-24 01:47:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

3044. NEW ZEALAND BACON and EGG PIE

for Sally Powers

serves twelve

½ cup ketchup
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
2 9? x 11? sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed and chilled
20 eggs
1 tablespoon heavy cream
1 lb. sliced bacon, roughly chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Heat oven to 400°. Whisk together ketchup and Worcestershire in a small bowl; set aside. Using a rolling pin, roll one sheet of puff pastry on a floured work surface to form an 11? x 14? rectangle; transfer to a 9? x 12 ½? baking pan and let excess hang over sides. Separate 1 of the eggs and place the egg yolk in a small bowl; stir in cream, and set egg wash aside. Place remaining egg white on top of pastry, crack the eggs and drop them on top of pastry, spacing them evenly apart, and sprinkle evenly with bacon; drizzle ketchup mixture evenly over eggs and bacon, and season with salt and pepper.

Fold dough hanging over the edge of the pan back over the ingredients and brush with some of the egg wash; roll second pastry sheet into a 10? x 13? rectangle and place on top of eggs and bacon, tucking edges into sides of pan. Cut 4 slits in the top of the pastry with a paring knife, and then brush completely with egg wash. Bake until golden brown and eggs and bacon are cooked through, about 1 hour; cut into squares to serve.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Victoria Ross, Saveur.com, October 31, 2012

3035. CHEESE-STUFFED BACON MEATBALLS

yields four servings

Meatballs:
8 to 10 slices applewood smoked bacon
1 pound ground chuck
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 package onion soup mix
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tablespoon coarse black pepper
1 tablespoon beef stock
8 to 10 bocconcini mozzarella balls

Marinara:1/4 cup olive oil
1 yellow onion, finely diced
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons freshly chopped basil leaves
2 tablespoons freshly chopped oregano leaves
1 tablespoon coarse ground black pepper
2 (14-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
2 (14-ounce) cans diced tomatoes in puree
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon chicken bouillon?Meatballs:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Arrange the bacon slices on a sheet pan. Put in the oven and bake until crisp, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the bacon from the pan to a cutting board and chop. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the beef, Worcestershire, onion soup mix, bread crumbs, black pepper, stock and the chopped bacon.

Form portions of the meat around bocconcini to make smooth balls. Arrange the meatballs on a sheet pan with a rack and bake until thoroughly browned, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Marinara:

Add the oil to a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot add the onion, garlic, basil, oregano and pepper and saute for a few minutes. Stir in the crushed and diced tomatoes, red pepper flakes and the bouillon. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.

Remove the meatballs from the pan to a serving platter and serve with the marinara sauce.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Aaron McCargo Jr., “Dishes with Dad,” Big Daddy’s House, Food Network

2953. GROUND BEEF and BACON PATTY MELT MUFFALETTA

yields four servings

Mushroom Topping:
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 fresh sprigs thyme, stripped and chopped
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1/2 serrano chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped
Pinch salt
Grind or two freshly ground black pepper
8 button mushrooms, sliced

Patty:1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
A few grinds freshly ground black pepper
1 clove garlic, grated on a rasp
8 ounces ground chuck
Two 7-to-8-inch-round flatbreads, such as Aladdin or Metsuyan
3 slices American cheese
4 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
4 ounces smoked mozzarella, sliced or torn into bits
Ketchup, for serving?For the mushroom topping: Add the butter, oil, thyme, onions, chiles, salt and pepper to a pan over medium heat. Cook until the onions are tender and the thyme is fragrant, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook until they lose some moisture and wilt, about 5 minutes. Transfer the mushrooms to a plate and wipe out the pan to reuse.

For the patty: Whisk the Worcestershire, salt, pepper and garlic in a small bowl. Break up the ground chuck in a separate large bowl. Gently combine the Worcestershire and the ground chuck. Form the ground chuck into a ball.

Heat the pan over medium-high heat. Place the ball of ground chuck between two sheets of parchment or plastic wrap. Flatten the ball to a size a little larger than the flatbreads, using a rolling pin or the bottom of a glass. Place the flattened patty in the pan and cook on one side until the edges begin to curl under a bit. Flip the patty and cook the other side to your desired amount of doneness, about 5 minutes total.

Adjust an oven rack to the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Place one of the flatbreads on a sheet of aluminum foil. Evenly layer the American cheese on top and sprinkle with the bacon. Place the patty on top and evenly spread the mushroom mixture on top. Place the smoked mozzarella on top. Place the second flatbread on top and tightly wrap the sandwich inside the foil and bake, flipping the sandwich halfway through the cooking process, about 10 minutes.

Remove the sandwich from the oven and let rest 5 minutes before opening. Cut the sandwich in to 4 wedges with a knife. Serve with ketchup.??bacon recipe courtesy of: Sunny Anderson, “Burgers and Dogs,” The Best Thing I Ever Made, Food Network

2859. BEEF and BACON BUNDLES with WORCESTERSHIRE GRAVY

serves eight

8 slices smoky, black pepper bacon
8 slices beef round (about 1 3/4 pounds), pounded very thin
Kosher salt and coarse black pepper
1 onion, very finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, very finely chopped
1 bundle flat leaf or curly parsley, chopped
toothpicks
3 tablespoons butter, divided
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups beef consommé or stock
1/2 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 pounds thin-skinned potatoes, halved or quartered
1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut in half

Bake the bacon on a slotted pan at 375ºF until lightly crisped, about 10 minutes. Remove and cool to handle. Season the thin beefsteaks with salt and pepper. Arrange a slice of bacon on each and top each with a small handful of onion, a pinch of garlic and some parsley. Roll and secure each bundle with a toothpick. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a Dutch oven over medium to medium-high heat. Brown the meat bundles evenly; remove to a plate. Add another tablespoon butter to the pan and sprinkle in the flour. Whisk for 1 minute, then whisk in the consommé or stock, milk and Worcestershire sauce. Add the meat back to the pan and reduce the heat to a low simmer. Cover and simmer for 75-90 minutes, until tender. Boil the potatoes in salted water to tender, 15 minutes. In the last 5 minutes, add the green beans to the pot to cook along with the potatoes. Remove the meat bundles to a platter. Remove the toothpicks and drizzle a little gravy over top. Toss the drained potatoes and beans with the remaining gravy and serve alongside the the beef bundles.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Rachael Ray.com, November 9, 2012

2722. BRAISED MONTANA COFFEE-MARINATED BISON SHORT RIBS

serves 4-6

Coffee-Maple Marinade/Brine
4 cups water
3 cups chilled strong coffee
1/2 cup Diamond Crystal kosher salt or 1/4 cup table salt
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1/4 cup real maple syrup
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 cups ice cubes

4 lb. bone-in English-cut bison short ribs

Montana Coffee Sauce
1/4 cup diced bacon
2 cups chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped shallots
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1 small jalapeno chile, stemmed, seeded, and chopped
1 cup strong coffee
1 cup homemade beef stock or canned low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup chili sauce or ketchup
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons dark brown sugar, or more to taste
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons cider vinegar, or more to taste
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Marinade/Brine: Combine the water, coffee, salt, and brown sugar in a large plastic tub or stainless steel bowl and stir until the salt and sugar are dissolved. Stir in the maple syrup, rosemary, and Worcestershire. Chill the brine by stirring in the ice until it melts; the brine should be very cold, about 45 degrees F, before the meat is added. Add the ribs, weigh them down with a plate, and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours.

Remove the ribs from the brine and pat them dry. Discard the brine. (At this point, the ribs can be wrapped in plastic and refrigerated for up to 2 days.)

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Sauce: Cook the bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium heat until browned and beginning to crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon, drain on paper towels, and set aside. Increase the heat to medium-high and, working in batches, add the ribs to the pot and lightly brown on all sides, about 7 minutes per batch. Remove to a plate and set aside.

Add the onions, shallots, garlic, and jalapeno to the pot and reduce the heat to medium. Cover and cook, stirring from time to time, until the vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes. Stir in the coffee and stock and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Stir in the remaining sauce ingredients and bring to a boil.

Add the bacon and short ribs, and when the pot returns to a boil, cover and pop into the oven. Cook for 2 hours, or until the ribs are fork-tender. If not done, cover and continue cooking, checking every 30 minutes.

When the ribs are done, remove from the oven an degrease any surface fat. If the sauce is too thin, remove the ribs and boil down to a syrupy consistency. You should have 2 to 3 cups sauce. Taste the sauce and add more vinegar and brown sugar, and season with salt and pepper to suit your taste. If necessary, return the ribs to the sauce and reheat before serving.

bacon recipe courtesy of: The Great Meat Cookbook: Everything You Need to Know to Buy and Cook Today’s Meat by Bruce Aidells, with Anne-Marie Ramo. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012