What’s the one ingredient that can make every one of your backyard BBQ dishes shine? That will kick up the flavors and make everyone come back for more?? Bacon, that’s what.
1. Figs wrapped in bacon with balsamic glaze. For an amazing starter, take some fresh figs and wrap them with bacon. Bake in the oven at 350 or until the bacon is cooked. Drizzle with balsamic glaze (or balsamic reduction). Your guests will gobble them up. Pair the figs with a light, Santa Barbara county rosé.
2. Of course you should add bacon to your burgers! and I like to stuff mine with chopped kale and feta cheese as well – get the recipe here. (And if you like this idea, check out our Green Jalapeño Margarita recipe!)
3&4. Smoky baked beans and roasted Brussels Sprouts also taste better with bacon, so sprinkle chopped bacon in after cooking or place bacon strips across the top.
5. And for dessert, just put chopped bacon right on top of a regular ol’ chocolate eclair pastry, or add it to ice cream. Bacon makes everything taste better! Along with the rosé of course…
Extra thanks to the lovely and talented Toki Lee for helping with a bacon dish photoshoot!