BACON! Something you’ll see a lot of here in our blog. Over the summer, we’ve been to a couple BBQs where we’ve encountered a big mistake, HUGE! The misuse of added bacon nuggets to everyday bbq food, mostly hamburgers.
You CANNOT add raw bacon to your raw hamburger meat and expect it to cook properly. You will end up with a cooked burger and little nuggets of Trichinellosis, also called trichinosis! That’s just gross.
The way we do it is:
- Place packet of bacon in the freezer for 10 minutes. This makes the bacon easier to cut, otherwise it will just squish around your cutting board.
- Cut bacon into little pieces.
- Put the pieces into a cold pan and turn on the heat. Low and slow will give the best result.
- Now you can mix the cooked bacon pieces into the raw hamburger meat before cooking.
This tip also applies when baking, remember to always cook your bacon first! Trust us! We have your back.