Right before the holidays, I received a box full of bacon. Literally. And not just any bacon, y’all. This was compliments of Cliff Caldwell and Burgers’ Smokehouse bacon and it might be my favorite gift of all time. Send this girl a box of clothes? Meh. Send this girl a box of brownies? Sniff. But send this girl a box of bacon? Happy Dance!!!! With visions of bacon studded delish dancing in her head……
So here’s the lowdown. I was thrilled to sample an assortment of Burgers’ Smokehouse Bacon. Ermahgaaaahd. GetinmymouthRAWTnow.
The next 3 days, I will be dedicating my favorite bacon recipes with my bacon box. I’m now totally regretting letting a couple of my coworkers take a package home with them. It would have meant more for me to
hoard for myself sample. Um, the bacon box is empty. *Sad face.*
Let’s start with a quick review of the different bacon styles.
Bacon Steak Cuts seasoned on the edges with pepper. This is like the filet mignon of bacon. WHOAH. Normally, I avoid buying thick cut bacon because it doesn’t get super crispy, which I prefer. But this bacon cooked up beautifully, crisping up along the edges, but the bite was meaty and tender with an amazing peppery finish. Hands down, my favorite. For another twist on the bacon steak, I added a little more kick with some chopped jalapeños on top and it was divine.
Then, there’s the variety of country bacon: Original Country Bacon, Cajun Style Country Bacon and Pepper Coated Country Bacon. My favorite of those was the Cajun Style– and I hate admitting that JP and I polished it off so fast, I never got an actual picture of cooking with it! The saltiest of the bunch was the Original Country Bacon which tastes best combined with something else…Like guacamole. Who needs tortilla chips when you can make low-carb delish with some Country Bacon? Haaaaaaaay!!! Meet the love child of bacon and guac.
More bacon recipes tomorrow and Saturday. You’re welcome.
This is not a sponsored post, meaning I was not given monetary compensation to write it. I was sent product at no charge to review honestly, and was under no obligation to say anything positive about the product or the company. The photographs, recipe, and opinions are 100% my own.
- 8 slices of Burger's Smokehouse Original Country Bacon
- 4 avocados
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- Palmful of fresh cilantro chopped
- 1 diced jalapeño (no seeds)
- Juice of one lime squeezed
- 1 tomato chopped
- Kosher salt to taste
- Mash avocados with lime juice and fold in rest of ingredients.
- Preheat oven to 400
- Line bacon on a rimmed sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes until crispy.
- Break bacon into 2 inch pieces and sandwich it with guacamole.