Day 4 of 20 (4/20 Foods) – Bacon Jampanadas

Bacon Jampanadas

Bacon Jampanadas are the happiest accident we ever created. These were created because we had a lot of extra pie dough from making the pop-tarts, so we started searching the kitchen for other things to use so we don’t waste. I know, us and these damn pop-tarts! We can’t help that food-pockets are essential stoner food.

Anyway, an amazing idea presented itself, BACON JAM! Yes, smokey, sweet, savory goodness in a cute little portable pocket form. It’s like Polly Pocket, but Piggy Pocket, haha. Also, the name “Bacon Jampanadas” was an inspiration that was stumbled upon while eating these stoned.

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SUPER BOWL JALAPENO POPPERS

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We’re back…again! Look at us, three days in a row. Or was it four? Either way, we’re here to get you through hump day and have another great recipe for your Super Bowl Party. These Jalapeño Poppers are out of this world! They’re sweet, tangy, and spicy. What could be better? Oh right…BACON. Bacon makes just about everything better.

We’ve made a few adjustments since we first made it and we think these will be a great addition to any super bowl party. Spicy jalapeños, cool green apples, and bacon. What could be better.

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Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love French Toast

This french toast will truly rock your Sunday! It’s got everything that the King aka Elvis would have enjoyed! We took his famous peanut butter, bacon and banana sandwich and made it into breakfast, french toast breakfast!

Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love French Toast

Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love French Toast

Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love French Toast

Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love French Toast

Ingredients 

  • 1 Loaf of Challah (Sliced)
  • 6 Piece of Bacon (Chopped)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2/3 Cup Half and Half
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 Smooth Peanut Butter**
  • 3 Bananas (Sliced)

**You don’t really need that much, just to be able to spread the peanut butter on both sides of the bread.

Step 1: 

In a medium bowl, beat the eggs together. Next add the half and half, salt, cinnamon and vanilla and mix until combined.

Step 2: 

Using the peanut butter, cover two pieces of your challah bread. Continue and repeat until the bread is covered.

Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love French Toast

Step 3: 

On one side of the bread sprinkle some of the bacon and on the other side, place a few of the sliced bananas. Sandwich both pieces together and put the sandwich in the egg mixture and let sit on one side for at least a minute.

Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love French Toast

Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love French Toast

Step 4: 

While the bread is “marinating” turn on your griddle to medium heat or 350°F. Flip the bread and soak the other side for another minute.

Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love French Toast

Step 5: 

When the bread is good and soaked, place the bread on the griddle and cook for three minutes per side or until each side is golden and brown.

Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love French Toast

Step 6: 

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy.

Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love French Toast

Throwback Thursday…

Happy Throwback Thursday!

We loved our Canadian Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam SO MUCH, we wanted to share it with you again!

If you haven’t already click on the link above and check it out!

Bacon Jam!

How good does that look? It’s savory, it’s sweet, and a little spicy. You honestly can’t go wrong, bacon, maple, bourbon, red onions, and chipotle? Mouthwatering.

Also, if you haven’t already followed us, FOLLOW US HERE, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram….pick your poison and do it! We promise tons of delicious recipes and embarrassing photos like this one.

Awkward TBT

This is us, fresh out of high school. (Christie in red and Marlee in Eggplant). We’re like a good cheese, we only get better with age. 😉

Canadian Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam

HAPPY CANADA DAY to all our Canadian followers and and fellow Canadians out there! We’re 1/4 Canadian here, Marlee is a dual Citizen and Christie just loves maple syrup and beavers.

This Bacon jam will totally make your d-eh! It’s savory, sweet, spicy and has coffee and bourbon. Bacon jam can go on burgers, sandwiches, toasted bread, or just take a spoonful by itself!
Have a good d-eh!

Turn this:

Maple Burbon Bacon Jam

Into this:

Maple Burbon Bacon Jam

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Maple Burbon Bacon Jam 

Ingredients  

  • 1 lb Thick Cut Bacon
  • 1 Large Red Onion (Sliced)
  • 4 Large Cloves Garlic (Chopped)
  • 1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3/4 Cup Coffee (Brewed)
  • 1/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Canadian Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Bourbon
  • 2 Chipotle Chilis in Adobo Sauce (Chopped)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin
  • Pepper

Step 1: 

First thing you want to do is stick your bacon in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes, this will make it easier to cut! Next, cut your bacon into about 1 inch pieces.

Step 2: 

In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium to low heat until the fat rendered and the bacon starts to become crispy. When the bacon become crispy, remove from the heat, and drain the fat.

Step 3: 

Using 1 tablespoon of the reserved bacon fat, heat and sauté the red onions until tender, about 5 to 7 minutes over medium heat.

Step 4: 

Next, add the chopped garlic and sauté until fragrant. No more than a minute.

Step 5: 

Deglaze the pan with cider vinegar.

Step 6: 

Add the coffee, brown sugar, syrup, bourbon, bacon pieces, chipotles, cumin, and pepper. Stir until combined, reduce the the heat to low and simmer for 1 to 2 hours. The jam will have a syrupy consistency, towards the end of the cooking time, you can defat the jam.

Step 7: 

In a mini food processor, pulse the jam three to four times to smooth out the jam.

Store in the fridge for up to 4 weeks. We also feel, it’s best served warm, so microwave for about 20 to 30 seconds before serving.

Maple Burbon Bacon Jam

B.A.A Sandwich

Bacon. Arugula. Avocado. What more could we say? This sandwich is for those who are tired of the plain, and boring old B.L.T. (Or for those who don’t like tomatoes).

Do you know how awkward it is to order a BLT without the T?

B.A.A Sandwich

B.A.A Sandwich

B.A.A. Sandwich 

Ingredients

  • 6 Pieces of Bacon
  • 1 Ripe Avocado (Sliced)
  • Handful of Arugula
  • Mayonaise
  • Garlic Powder
  • Garlic Pepper
  • Kosher Salt
  • 4 Pieces of Sourdough Bread

**Makes two sandwiches

Step 1: 

Place bacon on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper, place the bacon in a cold oven and turn the heat to 400°, cook for about twenty minutes.

Step 2: 

Just before the bacon is finished cooking, toast your sourdough bread.

Step 3: 

Spread a little mayonnaise on both sides of the bread. Sprinkle both sides with garlic powder.

Step 4: 

Cut the avocado and spread evenly on two pieces of sourdough. Sprinkle the avocado with kosher salt and garlic pepper.

Step 5: 

When the bacon is finished cooking, remove from the oven, and transfer to paper towels and dab off any extra grease. Divide the bacon, three pieces per sandwich, and cut the pieces in half. Place on the bread.

Step 6: 

Take a handful or arugula and divide between the sandwiches. Cut in half and enjoy.

B.A.A Sandwich

Perfect Bacon

Hi! We’re back! Did you miss us? We’re sure you did, but now we’re back and have some many wonderful recipes to share.

Today’s recipe is foolproof. It would be really hard to screw this one up. All you need is some bacon and oven. Oink oink!

Perfect Bacon


Perfect Bacon 

What You Need 

  • Bacon
  • Sheet Tray
  • Parchment Paper
  • An Oven

Step 1: 

Line your sheet tray with parchment paper.

Step 2: 

Lay your bacon on the parchment lined tray.

Step 3: 

Stick the bacon in a COLD oven, this is really important if you want the most perfect bacon. Once the bacon is in the oven, turn the heat to 400°. Let the bacon cook for about 20 minutes, and then ta-da! Perfect bacon!

Perfect Bacon


See? How freaking easy was that? You don’t have to stand over your bacon worrying about it burning! And the best part?  No mess and a easy clean up.

Bacon Wrapped Goodness (Devils on Horseback)

Do you love Bacon? Silly question, everyone loves BACON. Okay, maybe not everyone… but in this house, WE LOVE BACON.

359We love Bacon on (or in) just about anything. Pancakes, French Toast, Cupcakes, Cheesecake (yeah, that happened and it was AMAZING) Salad, Jam, Bread, Biscuits…we could go on but you guys get the idea. BACON IS AWESOME.

the-most-interesting-man-in-the-world-meme-generator-i-don-t-always-eat-bacon-but-when-i-do-i-put-extra-bacon-on-my-bacon-1238c9For this recipe we are making Bacon Wrapped Dates! Also known as Devils on Horsebacks which date back all the way to Victorian England. This dish is normally served with Christmas dinner, but who said it could only be served at Christmas?

Again, you can’t go wrong here. Sweet? Good. Savory? Good. Dried Fruit? Good. Bacon? GOOD. Put it all together and you have a winning dish.

Now, don’t be scared but the main ingredient (besides, BACON) is dried prunes or dates. To some, that might seem unappealing, but trust us, it’s really good. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and savory.


What You Need

  • 1 baking sheet
  • Bacon (Thick Cut)
  • Dates/Prunes/Apricot (Really, it’s up to you and what you like, but prunes are the traditional choice*) We love Medjool dates.
  • Toothpicks

Step 1: 

Preheat the oven to 400°.

Step 2: 

If you’re using dates or prunes you must remove the pit first. Make a small incision and pop the pit out. Super easy.

Devils on Horseback

Step 3: 

Next take your Bacon and cut the pieces in halves. Easy!

Step 4: 

Take the Bacon piece and roll over your prune/date/apricot. Secure with a toothpick. Continue until you’ve finish, you may need two baking sheets depending on how many you make.

Devils on Horseback

Devils on Horseback

Devils on Horseback

Look at how cute our little kitchen helper is, she really loves BACON.

Step 5: 

Pop those suckers in the oven for about 20 minutes, but keep on eye on them. It all depends on how thick your bacon is, and how big the dried fruit is. For ours, it took about 20 minutes for the bacon to crisp up. Just keep an eye on them, until they’re crisped to your likeness.

Devils on Horseback

Step 6:

Once cooked, remove from oven and carefully remove the bacon wrapped goodness to a paper towel. Plate and eat them. You can take the toothpicks out if you want or use them as a means of eating it.

Devils on Horseback

*The first time we had these it was a mixture of prunes and apricots and you didn’t know which you were going to get. It’s a fun little surprise if using as an appetizer. If you got a prune it was a devil and if you got an apricot it was an angel.