Make It Tonight: Swift Bacon

May 11, 2020

The world is divided into two groups. Those who love bacon… and everyone else. Those who know, KNOW—bacon is not just a crispy, smoky, salty breakfast meat. Bacon is the ultimate culinary chameleon: it’s great in everything.

Bacon is an unmistakably scrumptious ingredient to add to endless foods, both sweet and salty, desserts and entrees… and it even makes a perfect garnish in some drinks!

Breakfast aside, burgers and sandwiches might be the most obvious use for bacon. Top off a burger with bacon strips and some cheese, or make a classic BLT sandwich with bacon leftover from breakfast, plus sweet tomatoes and crisp lettuce.

Crumble up bacon or use bacon bits to top off your salads: doesn’t bacon avocado salad, bacon Caesar salad, BLT chopped salad, and even strawberry bacon salad sound tasty? Adding finely crumbled bacon to devilled eggs is a game changer, and pre-cooked and chopped bacon mixed into chocolate chip cookie dough make for the ultimate salty-sweet cookie. Trust us.

Bacon will also add a smoky, umami touch to any soup. Try a potato, leek and bacon soup, or crumble bacon into lentil or pea soups.

This week, whether you want some fast meals, a feast or something fit for the whole family, we’ve got you covered with these recipes using Swift Sliced Bacon. Recreate the drive-thru, only better with our Chili Rubbed Bacon Double Cheeseburger. Feed the family with Bacon Wrapped Pork Fingers with Honey Mustard—a dish the kids will dive into! Or create a feast with our bacon-infused tomato pasta sauce, Pasta all’Amatriciana.

Pork Fingers with Honey Mustard

Wk20 swift bacon Pork Fingers Honey Mustard blogIngredients:
4 boneless centre loin pork chops
12-16 bacon strips
canola oil, for cooking
3 Tbsp. yellow or grainy mustard
3 Tbsp. honey
pinch red chili flakes or 2 tsp chili oil

Directions:

Cut the pork chops lengthwise into 3-4 strips. Wrap a piece of bacon around each one, spiralling along the length of it to wrap it entirely.

Set a large skillet over medium-high heat, add a drizzle of oil and cook the bacon wrapped pork strips without crowding the pan, turning them as they brown. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp and the pork is cooked through. Meanwhile, stir the mustard, honey and chili flakes or oil together to serve alongside for dipping.

Three Make It Tonight recipes for Swift Bacon

Fast MIT

Chili Rubbed Bacon Double Cheeseburger

Fancy MIT

Pork Fingers with Honey Mustard

Family MIT

Pasta all’Amatriciana

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