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Wrap Session: 8 Foods to Grill Wrapped in Bacon

Bacon wrapped onion ring, grilled

…nd slice crosswise into 1/2-inch slices. Separate into large rings, each with 2 layers of onion for sturdiness. (Save the smaller pieces for another use.) You should have about 12 good rings. Spiral 1 to 1 1/2 slices of thin bacon tautly around each ring, overlapping the bacon slightly to completely cover the onion. Secure with toothpicks. Indirect grill over medium heat (about 350 degrees) until the bacon is brown and crisp, 20 to 25 minutes.  …


blog: Pork

Bacon-Wrapped Onion Rings

Bacon-wrapped onion ring

…transfer the onion rings to a paper towel-lined platter or plates. Let rest for a couple of minutes before eating, especially if you’ve candied the bacon (see above), as it will be burn-your-lips hot. The bacon will crisp up as it cools.   Like Bacon? Other Bacon Recipes to Try: Bacon-Smoked Brisket Flat Candied Bacon Pork “Shooters” In accordance with FTC guidelines, we must disclose that this post contains sponsored links from Farmland Bacon, a…


blog: Pork

How to Cure and Smoke Bacon at Home

How to Cure and Smoke Bacon at Home

…can check out my blog “Behind the Scenes as a Fire Wrangler”.  History of Bacon Bacon dates as far back as 1500 BC when the Chinese would cure pork bellies with salt. At the same time, pigs were being domesticated and raised for food on the European continent. Even the Roman Empire had their version of bacon (petaso) that was boiled with figs, and then browned and seasoned with a pepper sauce.  The phrase “Bring home the bacon” refers to a 12th c…


blog: Hot Stuff

12 Cool Things to Do with Bacon

12 Cool Things to Do with Bacon

…om. Have a safe and happy holiday! 12 Creative and Unique Bacon Recipes 1. Bacon Bourbon Bacon-infused bourbon is one of our favorite cocktails as well as a worthy addition to barbecue sauces and marinades. It makes a wonderful gift, too! Be sure to grill extra bacon to use as swizzle sticks. Get the Recipe »   2. Smoked Planked Trout with Caper Dill Sauce Photo by Richard Dallett Steven created this recipe shooting Barbecue University, his first…


recipe: Misc

8 Steps to Making Your Own Bacon at Home

8 Steps to Making Your Own Bacon at Home

…ook. See the recipe for specific measurements. More Bacon Recipes Pastrami Bacon Bacon Maple Grilled Onion Rings Bacon Bourbon Also Read: Wrap Session: 8 Foods to Grill Wrapped in Bacon 12 Cool Things to Do with Bacon. Head over to the BBQ500 club on Facebook. We have an amazing community! Also, sign up for our Up in Smoke newsletter so you don’t miss any blogs and receive some special offers! PLUS get Raichlen’s Burgers! PDF for free! Follow Stev…


blog: Pork

Bacon-Wrapped Foods that Still Steal the Show

Bacon-Wrapped Foods

…ch Béarnaise sauce. Get The Recipe » Other foods that are candidates for a bacon wrap: *Bacon-Jalapeño-Grilled Shrimp *Scallops *Filets mignon *Chicken tenders *Green bean or asparagus bundles *Potato wedges or halved fingerling potatoes *Sweet corn *Hot dogs or bratwurst *Country-style pork ribs *Meatballs *Pineapple or peaches Tips *In our experience, thin-cut bacon works best. We even like to thin it a bit more by placing strips of bacon betwee…


blog: Pork

Behold the Bacon Weave

Bacon sausage fattie

…ool factor is off the charts, of course, but there’s another reason to add bacon weaves to your repertoire: Bacon blankets not only add flavor, but they help keep grilled and barbecued meats moist—especially during low and slow smoke sessions. (The pros have a name for the technique: “barding.”) So who first had the idea to apply the classic over-and-under weaving technique to strips of cured pork belly, a.k.a. bacon? I wish I knew (if you do, ple…


recipe: Techniques

12 Tips for Making Better Bacon Weaves

Bacon weave and rolling pin

…r 20 minutes or so.) Use an electric knife or a serrated knife for slicing bacon-wrapped foods neatly. Bacon will not crisp if cooked low and slow (the heat doesn’t get high enough for the fat to render completely). To overcome this problem, add enough coals (or if using a gas grill, crank up the temperature) near the end of the cook to achieve a temperature of 375 degrees. In 15 to 20 minutes, the bacon weave should be crisped and nicely browned….


blog: Flavors

How to Make Bacon from Scratch

Homemade bacon slices

…o (Italian cured fatback) or jamón serrano (Spanish ham) than conventional bacon.” The bacon is hung in the cold room for another five days. The entire process takes five weeks. So here’s my streamlined version—inspired by Urban Smokehouse’s bacon—but with a few twists of my own. I do use curing salt—I like the resulting color and flavor. I also prefer freshly ground black pepper to red. Master this 8-step process, and you’ll make bacon like a pro…


blog: Beef

Bacon Jam and Pretzel Buns: Burger Recipes with a Twist

Burger Recipes - Holy Grail Burgers

…smoked Gouda cheese upped the smoky taste from cooking over charcoal. The bacon jam added texture from the bacon and onions. The apple cider vinegar and the chili powder balanced the sweetness of the brown sugar and maple syrup. Due to the texture and the consistency of the bacon jam, it was a condiment and a topping all at the same time. The options for seasonings, cheeses, toppings, and buns are only limited by your imagination. I encourage you…