Hormel Fully Cooked Bacon
So I will let you in on a little secret. Dan and I both love bacon. I know you are surprised and probably doubt what I am telling you. It is a fact though and a quick look at some of our posts over the last couple of years and you will see that many of them have a bacon theme.
Guess the rumor that we love bacon has been getting around the internet because we were contacted by one of the product people at Hormel foods wondering if we wanted to try their new fully cooked bacon. You would think I would have asked for a case of it on the spot but I have to admit I had to stop and think about it for a few minutes. I was honest with the rep and told her that I was very skeptical about this particular product. Hormel has a great selection of bacon but I had seen the fully cooked bacon in the store and could not imagine buying it. Call me a bacon purist but I actually like to cook my bacon. The obvious benefit is that your entire house smells like bacon for most of the day after you cook it. Another point of pride for me is the fact that I can cook bacon perfectly so that it is just between crispy and floppy. There are very few people in the world that can do this. At last count I was one of 7 people in the entire world that can achieve this level of bacon cooking perfection.
So of course I said yes to the free samples and they arrived promptly in my mail box a few days later. Not every day you get bacon in the mail but now that I know it is possible can you guess what all of my friends and family are getting for Christmas? The bacon comes vacuumed sealed and fully cooked. At first look it looked like it had some weird black spots on it but I quickly realized that the black was where they had skewered the bacon when they where cooking it. The bacon was cooked so it was still floppy and not over cooked. Eating it right out of the box it tasted just how bacon should taste, smoky and porky. So I went to work making a wrap with it and this is how:
On a cast iron skillet I heated up a tortilla. Grated cheddar cheese on top of the tortilla, put turkey, fully cooked bacon and onions on top of that. After the cheese has melted and the rest of the stuffing was getting warm I took the wrap off the heat and stuffed it with tomatoes and avocados. The wrap turned out great had a lot of flavor and was mostly healthy.
Not sure that I will make this product a staple in my cupboard but I do see how it could be very useful. If you are planning a back packing trip it would be a great thing to get as a snack food for the trip. The vacuum seal make it very easy to take with you where ever you are going. Let’s face it if you can have instant access to bacon wouldn’t it make your day better every time?
Weather you try the new fully cooked bacon or just cook it yourself I hope bacon finds away into your belly soon. Thanks, and have a bacon day.