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If you love bacon—and really, who doesn't—we've got some tasty ways for you to get your bacon fix, from sweet and salty candied bacon to BLTs to bacon burgers to bacon-wrapped tuna steaks and hot dogs. If you believe bacon makes every meal better, you'll be in bacon heaven.


Bacon-Wrapped Sonoran Hot Dogs

Forget the ketchup; these hot dogs are wrapped in bacon and topped with a spicy salsa verde. There are all sorts of variations of this dish, but the bacon-wrapped weiner is essential.

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Wilted Arugula Salad with Asparagus & Bacon

Peppery arugula, tender asparagus, and crunchy almonds would make a delicious-enough salad, but it’s the salty bacon that gives it 5-star-worthy flavor and texture.

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Cornmeal Flapjacks with Bourbon-Bacon Maple Syrup

You won't find a better pancake recipe for bacon lovers than this. Not only are there bacon crumbles in the syrup, they're also incorporated into the batter.

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Candied Bacon

What's not to love about maple syrup-coated, brown sugar-crusted bacon? It adds a welcome sweet-and-salty note that makes any breakfast special.

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Baconized Tuna with Lemon-Butter Sauce

Here, you're getting the best of both worlds: a low-in-fat, good-for-you protein like tuna is surrounded with apple-wood smoked bacon fat and butter.

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Fried Date & Bacon Pinchos

These bacon-wrapped dates are a tapas party classic. Salty, sweet, crunchy, and chewy--what's not to love?

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Bacon Burgers with Bacon-Onion-Balsamic Jam

We all know bacon on a burger is great; this recipe goes a step further and puts the bacon in the burger. As if that's not bacon-y enough, the burgers are topped with a savory-sweet bacon-onion jam.

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Bacon & Cane Syrup Pecan Pie

Bacon may sound like an odd addition to pecan pie, but its salty, smoky flavor balances the sweetness of the filling in a beguiling way.

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Five-Spice Millionaire’s Bacon

Get ready to become addicted; this spicy bacon is like bacon candy. It’s great for breakfast, as an appetizer, chopped into a salad, or even sprinkled over ice cream.

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Bacon-Wrapped Stout and Cheddar Meatloaf

Only one thing could make this comfort food classic a little more comforting: bacon.

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Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Apricots

If you've never grilled bacon before, try these easy apps. They're smoky and sweet, so they're sure to be crowd-pleasers at your next dinner party or cookout.

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Deep-Fried Bacon & Eggs

In this creative twist on eggs benedict, the eggs and bacon are poached together in plastic sacks, then rolled in English muffin crumbs and deep-fried.

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Bacon & Smoked Paprika Deviled Eggs

This bacon-and-egg combination is a sophisticated take on a classic appetizer. And while they may seem a bit “dressed-up” for a two-bite nibble, they’re still perfect for picnics and potlucks.

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Beef Tenderloin Wrapped in Bacon

Everyone's favorite special-occasion cut of beef gets a flavor boost from salty apple-smoked bacon and a wild mushroom and rosemary sauce.

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Summery Avocado BLTs

If you make your BLTs with the emphasis on the "B," you'll love this ultimate version of the classic sandwich. Use the best ingredients you can find-ripe, buttery avocado, a juicy heirloom tomato, fresh lettuce, and good-quality bacon.

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Roasted Turkey Breast, Porchetta Style

You'll need eight pancetta slices or eight strips of thick-cut bacon for this centerpiece dish that's a clever take on porchetta, a traditional Italian preparation of pork wrapped in strips of pork belly or pancetta.

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Spicy Corn Chowder

Applewood-smoked bacon makes this quick chowder the ultimate summer comfort food.

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