One of the best parts of owning a grill is the ability to use it to prepare food for your friends and family. Often, the grill will become a natural meeting place, as the flavors of the food waft through the party. However, it can be difficult to know what recipes you should try cooking on your grill. To help provide you with some inspiration for your next meal, let’s look at five of the best recipes that use grilled bacon.
1. Candied Bacon Cinnamon Roll
Whether you want to use it as a snack, or as a tasty breakfast item, you will enjoy this delicious candied bacon cinnamon roll.
Let’s take a look at how it’s made. First, you need to place the bacon onto the grill and brush it lightly with maple syrup. Next, sprinkle the bacon with a quarter cup of brown sugar and move it to a roasting pan. Leave the bacon in the roasting pan for 10 to 15 minutes, or until it’s browned. Next, place the cinnamon roll dough onto the grill in long, thin strips. Make sure to leave plenty of space between each line of dough. Remove the browned bacon from the roasting pan and lay it next to the cinnamon roll. Then, roll up the bacon and the cinnamon roll together. Once complete, this should resemble a scroll. To cook the rolls, place them into a sheet pan, and put the sheet pan on top of the roasting pan. This will ensure that the heat is evenly distributed, preventing the bottom of the roll from burning. Finally, leave them to cook under a covered grill for around 15 minutes. They are ready to eat when the cinnamon dough has turned flaky.
Though this recipe is perfect by itself, you can add some other elements to it to make it even nicer. For example, you can cook some eggs and meat to create a burger, using the cinnamon rolls as the bread. Alternatively, you can drizzle some left-over maple sauce over the rolls, to give them more flavor.
2. Bacon-Wrapped Chicken
For many people, chicken is one of their favorite foods. However, you can make it taste even better by wrapping it in bacon.
To do this, place a quarter cup of brown sugar and a quarter of a cup of soy sauce into a bowl and mix them together. Add three teaspoons of vegetable oil into the bowl along with some garlic powder, onion powder, and ground cinnamon to help season the sauce. Combine all these ingredients together to make the sauce. The next step is to wrap the bacon around the pieces of chicken. To make sure that the bacon strips don’t come undone, ensure that the ends are overlapping. Next, brush the sauce over the bacon-wrapped chicken. Once this is done, you’re ready to start cooking.
Like all the recipes in this guide, you will need to use a grill to get the best flavor. We recommend you to use some reliable models, say Char-Broil or Weber. If you don’t have a grill and are wondering what qualities a high-quality one should possess, check out this compilation of Weber grills. You should make sure that you have the grill set to medium to high heat when you place the bacon-wrapped chicken down. How long it takes to cook the chicken will vary, depending on how big the fillet is. Generally, though, it will take about 15 minutes per side for the chicken to get cooked. To make sure that it’s safe to eat, you should use a thermometer to measure the internal temperature. It should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit (75 degrees Celsius). Once cooked, remove from the grill and serve. There are several ways that you might want to serve this. For example, you might want to partner it with a salad. Alternatively, you can use it as a patty for a burger.
3. Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes
Another great grilled bacon recipe that you might like to try is bacon-wrapped potatoes.
This delicious recipe balances the salt from the bacon with the starchy flavor of the potatoes. First, you should preheat the grill to medium heat settings. Next, you need to cut the potatoes into quarters. When doing this, make sure to avoid cutting through the potatoes. This will make it easier for you to wrap the bacon around the potato and ensure that it cooks evenly. Sprinkle salt into each of these cuts. Then, you need to wrap the bacon around the potato and baste it with oil. In some cases, you might need to use toothpicks to hold the bacon in place during the cooking process. Finally, sprinkle some brown sugar and black pepper on the bacon. When grilling, wrap the bacon-wrapped potato loosely in aluminum foil. It should take about 45 minutes before they’re ready to eat. When they’re done, the bacon should be crispy and the potato should be soft. One of the benefits of this style of recipe is that bacon-wrapped potatoes can make a delicious snack, or you can pair them with a salad to make it into a meal.
4. Bacon Sausage
For those wanting something a little bigger, you might want to try making a bacon sausage.
One of the benefits of this recipe is that you can make the sausage as large or small as you want. To make this meal, weave pieces of bacon together. This should form a square shape, similar to a patchwork quilt. This will form the “skin” of the sausage, so you need to make sure that it’s done tightly. Once your weave is complete, add some sauce onto the bacon. Though you can use any sauce you should try to choose something that is sweet, rather than salty. This will help you balance out the flavors more effectively. Next, spread sausage meat over the top of the bacon weave. When doing this, you need to make sure to create a uniform layer of thickness. This will ensure that it cooks evenly. Finally, cook up some bacon on the grill. When doing this, make sure that it’s done the way that you normally prefer to serve it. Then, break up these pieces and spread them throughout the sausage layer. This will give your bacon sausage a little more crunch.
When this is done, it’s time to prepare the sausage and cook it. To this, separate the sausage layer from the bacon weave. Carefully roll the sausage layer up. Next, roll it up with the bacon weave. Now, it should start to look like a bacon sausage. To make sure that it doesn’t come undone, move the seams to the bottom and wrap the package in aluminum foil. To cook it, place it onto a grill that has been set to around 225 degrees Fahrenheit (107 degrees Celsius). How long it will take to cook will vary, depending on how thick the bacon sausage is. Generally, it will take one hour for every inch of sausage thickness. To make sure that it’s cooked, you should use a thermometer to measure the internal temperature. It should be over 165 degrees (75 degrees Celsius). Once done, all you need to do is enjoy the meaty goodness of your bacon sausage.
5. Bacon And Cheese Loaf
Finally, you might be searching for a great bacon breakfast idea to start your morning. If this is the case, you are going to love this simple bacon and cheese loaf. First, take a round loaf of bread and cut it lengthways. Make sure not to cut all the way through the loaf. You should try to cut it in three-quarter inch intervals. Next, grill up some bacon and cut it up into small slithers. Then, place the bacon into the cuts in the bread. After that, you want to add the cheese, covering the bacon and the loaf. Finally, you might want to add a drizzle of sauce. The sauce can be made by combining butter and ranch dressing. Try to use unsalted butter, as the bacon enough salt. Finally, wrap the bacon and cheese loaf in aluminum foil.
Now you are ready to cook this loaf on the grill. If possible, you should place coals to the left and right of the loaf, allowing it to get baked. The best heat for this is around 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176 degrees Celsius). After 15 minutes, you should add in some wood, to give it a smokier flavor. To make sure that the smoke infuses properly, you might want to unwrap the loaf. Then, leave it for another 10 to 15 minutes. Then, it’s ready to be served.
Bacon is one of the most versatile foods, working well with a wide range of cuisines. It’s also a great food which you can easily prepare and cook on your grill. Whether your catering for breakfast or a dinner party with your friends, you can always find a way to gather everyone together for a tasty homecooked meal. So, invite your friends and family round to try some of these delicious recipe ideas today.