Bacon Crack

I was invited to a football brunch this weekend – I chose to make candied bacon, aka Bacon Crack.  Very simple to make:

Heat oven to 400 degrees.bacon-crack

Spray baking racks with oil and put on foil covered cookie sheets.

Lay thick sliced bacon across the racks.

Brush maple syrup on the bacon and then sprinkle brown sugar on the bacon.  (Sprinkle a little Cayenne on it too if you like a little heat.)

Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes.  Once 15 minutes is up, flip bacon and put syrup and brown sugar on it.  Bake for 15 minutes again, watching it carefully  because at this point it could start to burn.  Check at the end of 15 minutes – if you want it crispier, bake for a bit longer.

Once done, remove from oven and spread a little more syrup on it.  Let cool.  It will crisp up as it cools off.  Enjoy and try to share with others!

 

My New Favorite-Sliders!

My new favorite way to make burgers is in slider form.  Out of all the things I slider2can cook, I can’t grill a decent full size hamburger.  I’m paranoid about them not being fully cooked and getting e coli.  One thing I learned when I worked in the food industry is unless you ground your own beef; don’t even chance eating a medium/rare burger.  Not worth it.  On a more up-beat note – sliders are delish and very quick to make.  And I’m all about instant satisfaction – especially when I’m hungry.

Hamburger Sliders

1 – 1 ½ lbs 80-20 ground beef

2-3 tablespoons of Worchester sauce

1 tsp. onion powder

½ tsp. garlic salt (I like Lowry’s California Garlic Salt)

Hawaiian Bread dinner rolls

Topping of your choice i.e. chopped tomato, shredded lettuce, finely sliced sweet onion, sliced mini dills, etc.

Mix ground beef with Worchester sauce, onion powder and garlic salt.  Form into patties that are thin and bigger than the Hawaiian rolls (80-20 beef will shrink).  I used one of those cheap plastic patty forms and made the patty just shy (1/2”) from the edge.

Heat grill on high.  Place patties on grill to sear first side and turn heat down to medium.  Cook 2-3 minutes, flip and cook another 2-3 minutes until juices run clear.  Top with cheese of your liking to melt.

Serve with rolls and toppings.  Enjoy!