Homemade Bacon Bits
Do you buy your bacon bits at the store? If you do, I have to say, you are 100% doing it wrong. What you really need in your life are HOMEMADE bacon bits. Now, it might seem easier to just buy them at the store, but really, that processed stuff is no where near as good as what you could be making at home. Especially if you are making those little bits with infamous Pig of the Month BBQ bacon.
Not only is this bacon SO bomb, it comes in a ridiculous amount of flavors (if you didn't already know, click here to see for yourself)! So you can make some classic bacon bits to put on your baked potato or salad with Applewood Smoked Maple Bacon as you see in this recipe OR you can get crazy with some Apple Pie bacon bits or Sriracha bacon bits. Just think about sprinkling some Sriracha bacon on your mac and cheese the next time you make it. Best idea ever, right?? I KNOW. You'll never go back to that store-bought stuff again after you make these, trust me. And you'll start putting them on EVERYTHANG as soon as you do. Check out the video and the full recipe below!
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Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a baking rack on top.
Lay bacon slices on baking rack in an even layer. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes until cooked through.
Place bacon slices in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped into bits. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 to 5 days.
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*Recipe, video and photos by Meghan Bassett