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Applewood Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin

In the last More Bacon Please entry we talked about a bacon stuffed chicken breast. This time we will talk about a juicy bacon concoction called “Applewood Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin”.

At the same restaurant (Four Moons) where we spotted the bacon stuffed chicken breast we also spied the Applewood Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin… and ordered it.

Applewood Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin — Maple Caramelized Butternut Squash, Broccolini, Polenta Spoonbread, Savory Maple Jus

With a bacon sexy description like that, could YOU resist ordering that meal? We didn’t think so.

Applewood Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin -- Four Moons Restaurant in Orangeburg, SC
Applewood Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin at Four Moons Restaurant

Gorgeous looking meal, right? Tender, juicy pork loin cuddling up with good quality applewood bacon resulted in a taste so good it’d make ya’ want to slap your mama.

Verdict: The chefs at Four Moons sure do know how to make a bacon lover happy. We give this sexy bacon dish a rating of 5 strips out of a possible five!

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Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast

Last weekend some family members came into town and that sort of event warrants a trip out to a fancy restaurant. Now in our experience, we have seen that most fancy restaurants don’t have any bacon items on their menus… so oh, what a sweet relief to see bacon on the menu!

Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast as described on the menu:

“Pan Roasted Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast with Summer Vegetables, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Natural Pan Juices.”

Upon seeing Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast on the menu the decision to order it for dinner happened immediately. I mean, seriously, who can say no to bacon — especially when it gets stuffed into another meat!

Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast -- Four Moons Restaurant in Orangeburg, SC
Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast — Four Moons Restaurant in Orangeburg, SC

Gorgeous looking meal and you can clearly see how fat the chef had stuffed the chicken breast with bacon! And look! The giant hunk of meat even came with vegetables and sauce of some sort!

We apologize for not having pictures of the inside of the Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast. The damn thing tasted so good and disappeared so quickly of the plate that we didn’t have TIME to take any pictures.

Therefore, check your local restaurant menus for Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast, find a swank little joint that prepares this awesome dish and find out for yourself what the inside looks like… or you can visit Four Moons Restaurant in Orangeburg, SC like we did.

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Alcoholics Love Bacon, Too

Originally we thought about using this article to praise bacon for its wonderfully greasy nature. A trait which makes it sooooo damn good at 3:18 in the morning after a long night of drinking. No one can deny the soothing effect bacon has on a person’s stomach at that hour and under those conditions.

Something came to our attention recently, though, that has caused us to scrap the original bacon praising agenda. We will, instead, go with the alcohol theme and talk briefly about bacon flavored vodka.

Some people love it, some people hate it. We have not yet tried it. For some reason our love for beer just won’t allow us to take the bacon vodka plunge. That does not, however, mean we won’t talk about it like we know all about it. To not speak when we know nothing about a topic would make us… Boring.

No one likes Boring and Boring does not get invited to all the cool parties where hot ladies wearing bacon bikinis serve endless bacon appetizers, neverending bacon entrees, an eternity’s worth of bacon desserts… and now, apparently, they also serve a free flowing river of bacon flavored drinks.

What kind of drinks? Feast your bacon (and alcohol) loving eyes on these!

Bakon Mary

“Bakon Mary”

+ 1 oz. to 1½ oz. Bakon Vodka in a Highball glass filled with ice.
+ Fill glass with tomato juice
+ 1 dash celery salt
+ 1 dash ground black pepper
+ 1 dash Tabasco
+ 2-4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
+ 1/8 tsp. horseradish (pure, never creamed)
+ Dash of lemon or lime juice

Garnish with a celery stalk; a skewer of olives, pickles, carrots, mushrooms, or other vegetables; or even meat or shrimp (bacon, salami, shrimp, etc.) and cheese. Pickled asparagus spears or pickled beans are also great as a garnish.

Bakon Chocolate Martini

“Bakon Chocolate Martini”

+ 1 part Bakon Vodka
+ 1 part chocolate liqueur
+ A splash of cream

Combine in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain and pour into a sugar-rimmed martini glass.

Irish Boar

“Irish Boar”

+ 2 parts Bakon Vodka
+ 1 part coffee liqueur
+ 1 part Irish cream
+ 1/2 part hazelnut liqueur
+ 1 part half-and-half

Shake with ice, strain into salt- and sugar-rimmed martini or rocks glass. Contributed by Adam at the Twilight Exit in Seattle, WA.

Bakon Rosemary Martini

“Bakon Rosemary Martini”

+ 1 part Bakon Vodka
+ Dash of dry vermouth
+ 1 sprig of rosemary

Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass without ice for a few seconds. Add lots of ice cubes and stir more and strain into a well chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a cocktail onion.

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Bacon Wrapped… Kielbasa Links!

If the very thought of taking meat and wrapping MORE meat around it does not make your mouth water, did you hit your head recently or did you get abducted by a roving band of vegetarians who brainwashed the common sense right out of you? No offense to any vegetarians reading this — as if any would anyways!

So anyways, we saw bacon in the fridge and a pack of kielbasa links. Naturally after some quick mathematics, and a few cold beers, we put two and two together… and came up with six. See below.

Bacon Wrapped Kielbasa Links

Gorgeous little meaty bastards, ain’t they? Makes you wanna’ fire up the grill, crank up the oven, or break out the crack torch… and cook ‘em up nice and tasty like!

We apologize for the bad grammar in that last paragraph. Not really, but we figured some of you fools might actually think we care about things like… feelings. Look, pal, we love bacon, meat and more bacon. We have no time for your silly little… feelings.

Please accept our apologies for the lame attempt at an apology contained in the previous paragraph… even though we meant every word we said. Wrote. Whatever.

Can we PLEASE get to the cooked bacon wrapped kielbasa links now?

Bacon Wrapped Kielbasa Links

There you have it, folks… big wieners wrapped in a slimy pink salty and stretchy sheath.

WTF? Sorry for that last description. The bacon wrapped kielbasa links looked and tasted fabulous. We didn’t mean to gross anyone out.

Actually, yes we did. Can you tell we didn’t take our meds AND downed a fifth of vodka tonight? Ha ha…

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Bacon Marinated in Hot Sauce?

A while back we wrote about ‘slab bacon‘ and told you how we gave it a rating of 3 strips out of 5. At the end of the article we indicated that although we enjoyed ‘slab bacon‘, we probably would not eat it all that often.

Well apparently enough time had passed because we bought another pound of the stuff recently and decided to see what it would taste like if we let it sit in hot sauce overnight before throwing it in a hot pan for cooking.

Neeless to say we really do need to get lives, but let’s save that conversaton for another day and get back to the bacon.

How it cooked: We noticed a marked change in the way the bacon shriveled in the pan, as it did not curl up quite as much as our control group of slab bacon that did not sit in hot sauce all night. Additionally we noticed that the hot sauce soaked bacon seemed to stay pretty moist throughout the cooking process.

How it smelled: The majority of the hot sauce cooked off and scorched the insides of our nostrils. Thankfully we like the small of hot sauce, especially Frank’s Red Hot, so this did not prove problematic. Aside from the smell of gaseous hot sauce we detected the glorious aroma of… bacon. No surprises there.

How it looked: The finished product appeared healthy, moist, and delectable with a seductive red tint imparted by the hot sauce.

How it tasted: The first piece we tried had pretty much the same characteristics we noted when we sampled this same type of slab bacon in the past… except that it seemed a bit juicier and saltier.

Our reward from this little experiment came when we sat and chewed a piece in the same manner as a person would gnaw on a chunk of beef jerky. Wow! The wonderful taste of Frank’s Red Hot and quality bacon blended together in a spectacular fashion that we had never experienced before. Very tasty!

Verdict: Ahem. As we already said, “Very tasty!” We’ll give the experiment with hot sauce marinated slab bacon a rating of 4 strips out of 5. We think that if we ever try this experiment again, we will cook the bacon in the oven. Might lead to more hot sauce lingering in the meat!

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Bacon on a Breakfast Creation

OK, so bacon normally goes quite well as part of a breakfast dish so you probably wonder why we bothered to post an entry about bacon as part of a breakfast creation.

Simple: Because it has bacon on it! Duh!

Spontaneous Bacon Creation for Breakfast

Looks weird, yes we know, but damn it tasted good! Each serving contained a hashbrown, a super tasty high quality strip of meaty bacon, melted pepperjack cheese, and a fried egg.

Now picture, if you will, all this wonderful breakfast food piping hot and on your plate… just waiting for you to pop the yolk of the egg, carve off a healthy chunk which includes every ingredient, and stuff it in your face.

Verdict: Bacon has once again made us happy. Sometimes it really pays to… cook with bacon.

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Chicken Wrapped Bacon?

The name “Chicken Wrapped Bacon” sounded like something we would create in our own kitchen when we had two things available to us: chicken and bacon. So therefore, we believed we knew what to expect:

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  • a super fat marinated chicken breast stuffed with bacon or;
  • a cornish game hen with a few pounds of bacon rammed up its butt or;
  • a live chicken running around with strips of pork, beef or turkey products clogging its rear blow hole

The first two options we could handle but the third, no way. Thankfully we just threw that third option in for a bit of humor. Kinda’ like the reason why we threw a few silly pictures into this post.

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So anyways, we learned of this new dish from a friend of a friend of a friend who knows a guy that once played poker with the guy who runs the restaurant where they serve this dish. The restaurant, Four Moons in Orangeburg, SC, has a reputation for having some really cool, really tasty and really unique offerings on its menus.

To quote off the Four Moons Dinner Menu, “Chicken Wrapped Bacon” consists of…

Pan Roasted Chicken Breast Wrapped Around Slow Roasted Pork Belly, with Yukon Potato Butter Sauce, Crispy Parsnips, and Spinach with Gruyere.

Wow. Not quite anything from the list of three possibilities we thought of, but damn that sounds good. We can practically taste the juices from the pork belly oozing through the chicken meat as we write this.

Hopefully someone will get us a picture of this dish ‘cuz… well, we want one!

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Bacon Flavored Asparagus Medley

Many of our readers have asked if we exist solely on a diet of meat and/or bacon. Nope. We eat vegetables, too. Think of it this way: Do Buffalo Wings taste the same w/o carrots and celery as side dishes? No.

So without further ado, please welcome a bacon concoction which uses a bag of frozen asparagus vegetable medley, two slices of bacon, half of a fresh jalapeno, and a touch of minced garlic. Double wrap it in aluminum foil and place it on the top rack of your grill or in a place on the grill where it won’t get too much direct flame. Cook until done and serve. Now EAT.

Bacon Seasoned Vegetable Medley

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Bacon Wrapped Jumbo Chicken Franks

While some people look down on non-beef hot dogs, some people, like us for example, have a budget for groceries and cannot always buy Nathan’s All Beef or Hebrew National franks. Therefore we look to the right or left of those hot dog brands and sometimes discover things a lot of people may overlook… such as Jumbo Chicken Franks.

Wrap those meaty bastards in regular or thick sliced bacon and throw them on the grill for a real treat!

Bacon Wrapped Jumbo Chicken Franks Ready for the Grill

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Bacon, Potato, Ham, Cheese & Jalapeno Bake

OK, so last night we decided two things: 1) We needed to eat bacon and 2) We needed to clean out some things from the kitchen. So therefore we did as any bacon-loving, budget-conscious people would do… we figured out a way to clean out the kitchen and create a wonderful bacon dish at the same time!

Picture taken before baking…

Potatoes, Ham, Cheeses, Jalapenos.. and BACON!

In order of addition to this masterpiece of culinary tastiness…. A layer of deli ham, a layer of sliced jalapenos, a layer of pepperjack cheese, lots of diced potatoes, small dabs of minced garlic, shredded monterey & colby cheese filling in cracks in the top potato layer, strips of pepperjack cheese, crumbled BACON, and a little more colby & monterey cheese. Baked in oven at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Then cranked oven to 425 for a few minutes to really get juices boiling. Removed from oven, let cool for a bit, and ate. End of story.


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