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How To Cook Uncured Bacon

7 Delicious Recipe Ideas On How To Cook Uncured Bacon

For many years, bacon has been on the back burner of the pork industry. The consumption of bacon decreased because it has a high content of fat and it is said that nitrates are not good for one’s health. Bacon is safe to eat but you should not indulge in it too often nor center your entire meal around it every day. When you feel the need to treat yourself, however, there is nothing more satisfying than the savory, crunchiness of bacon.

Currently, bacon is one of the hottest food trending around the globe. It is a part of almost every course on the menu from the appetizers to the desserts and even beverages. Owing to this renewed interest in this delicacy, this post will be designed with you in mind, offering 7 delicious recipe ideas on how to cook uncured bacon.

What is Uncured Bacon?

The term uncured bacon simply means that your bacon was cured with the nitrites from celery or other natural ingredients and plain sea salt versus sodium nitrites.

How To Cook Uncured Bacon

Maple Bacon Double Chocolate Cupcakes

This is a tasty treat, candied bacon, paired with chocolate.

Serves: 24 cupcakes

Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • vegetable oil (3/4 cup)
  • sugar (1 ¼ cup)
  • 2 eggs
  • vanilla extract (1 teaspoon)
  • 1 cup milk
  • flour (1 ¾ cups, all-purpose)
  • cocoa powder (½ cup, unsweetened)
  • baking soda (1 teaspoon)
  • salt (1/2 teaspoon)
  • chocolate chips (1 ¾ cups, mini, semi-sweet)
  • bacon (3/4 cup, cooked crisp and crumbled)

Maple frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • pure vanilla extract (2 teaspoons)
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup (plus more for drizzling)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lb. confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup bacon (cooked crisp and crumbled)

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, beat vegetable oil and sugar until fluffy and light. Add vanilla and eggs and beat well.
  2. Add milk. Combine flour, baking soda, cocoa, and salt; mix well. Add in flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat well.
  3. Add the chocolate chips and mix well. Gently fold in the bacon.
  4. Fill muffin cups that are lined with paper cupcake liners two-thirds full of batter.
  5. Bake in preheated oven at 375 deg. F for 20 to 25 mins. or when the cupcake springs back when touched lightly in the center.
  6. Cool on wire racks. Frost with Maple Frosting.

Maple frosting:

  1. Cream the butter with an electric or stand mixer. Add vanilla, maple syrup, and salt; mix well.
  2. Add the sugar about a cup at a time and mix thoroughly after each addition. For thicker frosting add in a little more sugar.
  3. Garnish with chopped bacon and a drizzle of pure maple syrup if you wish.

Bacon ‘N Egg Dip

This dip is delicious and can be enjoyed with crispy croutons for breakfast.

Serves: 2 cups

Time: 15 cups

Ingredients:

  • 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, quartered
  • 10 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1/4 medium green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch squares
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot red pepper sauce

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender container.
  2. Blend until smooth, stopping the motor and scraping down sides as needed.
  3. Serve with crisp crackers or melba toast. Enjoy!

Bacon-Cheese French Bread

I know you have heard of loaded potatoes but have you ever tried a slice of loaded bread? Here we have a deliciously easy recipe that will blow your mind.

Serves: 1 loaf

Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (16 oz.) loaf unsliced French bread
  • 5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

Directions:

  1. Cut bread into 1-inch slices. Place sliced loaf on a large piece of aluminum foil.
  2. Combine bacon and cheese; place between bread slices. Drizzle butter over loaf, and wrap in foil.
  3. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Bacon Butter

For a ‘bacony’ spread that will leave your guests raving, give this Bacon Butter a try.

Serves: ½ cup spread

Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

Directions:

  1. Cream the butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Blend in mustard and bacon; stir until well combined.
  3. Enjoy!

Open-Faced Breakfast Sandwiches

Having a sandwich for dinner might sound very boring but making it open-faced will make it very exciting.

Serves: 8

Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup processed cream cheese spread
  • 4 whole-wheat English muffins (split and toasted)
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 8 slices Canadian bacon
  • 1 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 32 mandarin orange segments

Directions:

  1. Spread 1 tablespoon cream cheese on the cut side of each muffin half; spread 1 tablespoon orange marmalade over cream cheese.
  2. Top with Canadian bacon; place on a baking sheet. With the electric oven door partially open, broil 5” from heat for 3 minutes or until hot.
  3. Remove from oven; top each with 2 tablespoons alfalfa sprouts and 4 orange segments.

Bacon Popcorn

Here we have a snack that is fun, simple, and tasty.

Serves: 4-6

Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups popped corn
  • 6 to 8 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
  • 1 (5 oz.) can water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine bacon, water chestnuts, mayonnaise, cheese, sugar, celery, and onion.
  2. Add popcorn just before serving, stirring to coat. Enjoy!

Cheese Puffs

These Cheese Puffs are crisp, simple, and delicious.

Serves: 32

Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (4 oz.) tub whipped cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon chives
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp white Cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
  • 4 frozen patty or pastry shells, thawed

Directions:

  1. Stir together cream cheese, egg, chives, lemon juice, and pepper; beat well. Add
  2. Cheddar cheese and bacon. Refrigerate. Roll one of the patty shells to an 8 x 4″ rectangle. Cut into 2-inch squares.
  3. Top each square with a rounded teaspoon of filling. Brush edges with milk. Fold to form a triangle; seal.
  4. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining shells and filling. Refrigerate appetizers until ready to bake.
  5. Place in a preheated 450 degrees F oven. Immediately reduce temperature to 400 degrees F and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
  6. Serve and enjoy.

Final Thoughts

Uncured bacon is super delicious, easy to use, and versatile. It can be added to almost any meal you are having and will almost always enhance the flavor.

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