Have you ever been at a cookout and had to make the tough decision to either have a hamburger or a hot dog? Well thanks to the internet and strangely enough “The Cosby Show” you no longer need to make a choice. You can now have your cake and eat it too with the Bacon Burger Dog!
The recipe for the Bacon Burger Dog is simple. You take a hot dog and wrap it with hamburger. Then wrap that with your favorite brand of bacon. After you have them all ready, toss them on the grill for about 20-30 minutes over medium heat. You can find more detailed instructions at JohnnyRoadTrip.com.
If you’re having a suburban cookout this summer you need to make Bacon Burger Dogs. If you do, you will be the most popular person on your cul-de-sac and be known as the Grill King (or Queen) all summer long. Anyone living in suburbia knows how important cul-de-sac politics are.
If you’re a city griller you will need to be careful. If your crazy crack head neighbors smell these bad boys cooking you’re going to have a fight on your hands. If you are feeling brave and you’re a Republican make sure you’re caring your sidearm while cooking. Oh, and load it with hollow points. I don’t think crack heads feel pain once they smell the Bacon Burger Dog.
Anyway, these things are pure comfort food and I can’t wait to try and make these at the next cookout I attend. Yes you read that right, at this time I do not have my own grill, so I will have to wait to try and make these. I am waiting until I buy a house before I buy my ultimate grill and/or smoker.
On last Wednesday’s show I gave away coupons for a free package of Kraft’s Deli Deluxe Bacon Cheddar. My hope is that the Bacon Lovers that won will email me their own review of the cheese. I want to know once and for all if anyone else out there can taste the bacon since we can’t.
We also did a surprise review of Bacon Beans, the bacon flavored jelly beans. We thought they tasted kind of like moldy ham. Personally I thought they were not a bad as I imagined they would be. Sean was more offended by them then I was.
An announcement that I forgot to mention on the show was, now you can just go to www.baconlive.com and it will take you to our ustream.tv show page. This will make it easier for you to remember how to watch the show live, which is the best way to watch it.
Last week Kraft sent me a coupon for a free package of their new Deli Deluxe Bacon Cheddar. So Sean and I reviewed it on Bacon LIVE. We both thought the something, the bacon flavor is missing.
I first thought was that our bacon palates were so use to the top shelf bacon we usually review, that we couldn’t taste the bacon flavor. Quality bacon has a very intense smoky flavor so maybe we were use to that. It’s been a long time since I ate regular old bacon. So I asked a few people on Twitter and Facebook and they all said the same thing, “It’s good but where is the bacon?”
If this was just a review of the Deli Deluxe Cheddar it would have been a glowing review. The cheddar part is great and really does taste like something you would get from your deli counter. It has a smooth rich taste with just the right amount of sharpness to not offend most people. But sadly for Kraft this is not Mr. Cheddarpants’ blog.
The bacon in the new cheddar is half missing since you can see it but you can’t taste it. During the review on Bacon LIVE, Sean dug out the biggest bacon bit he could find and still he couldn’t taste it. The cheese doesn’t even smell like bacon, all you smell is cheddar.
I thought that maybe if you heated the cheddar the melting and heat would bring out the bacon. Even the recipes that Kraft sent me told you heat it, so I thought I was on to something. But sadly even that didn’t really help. The flavor was still missing or weak.
Here are what a few bacon loving Twitter followers Facebook fans have to say about it:
As a cheese the Deli Deluxe Cheddar is good, but as a bacon cheddar it’s disappointing. If you a real bacon lover I would stay away from this one. Let this be something the pretend bacon lovers say they enjoy because it says bacon on the packaging.
I hope Kraft sees this review and quickly goes back to the test kitchens to get this one right. They’re halfway there; they just need to add the bacon flavoring.
On Wednesday’s show there was a wicked storm brewing outside of Bacon Studio. Everything was going smoothly until I started to intimidate the storm. At that point lighting struck right outside the window and made my monitors black out. I thought all was lost. Lucky for us lighting is no match for Bacon Live. The show continued as normal with only a few video stream hiccups.
We also did a live review of Kraft’s new Deli Deluxe Bacon Cheddar cheese. Sean and I both thought that the bacon flavor was no were to be found. We could see it in the cheese but couldn’t taste it. I think that it may have more bacon flavor if it was melted in a grill cheese or on a burger. Before I do my full review post I am going to give that a try and let you guys know how it is.
Next week’s show should be a good one. Apple is going to unveil the new iPhone June 7th and since Sean is an Apple hater and I am an Apple lover we should have some good commentary on it. Don’t worry we will just talk about this for ten minutes and then go back to our normal bacon programming.
Long time bacon fan Aaron Tucker posted a link to a Dairy Queen commercial on our Facebook wall. I can’t remember if I saw this on TV before or not but I like the fact they hey used bacon as a verb.
Sayings that are made better by using bacon as a verb
If you can BACON it, you can EAT it.
Don’t bacon in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t bacon behind me, I may not lead. Just bacon beside me and be my friend.
To Bacon , or Not to Bacon: What a Stupid Question!
Bacon is the hidden language of the soul
All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to bacon them.
No Matter what you bacon there will be critics.
Just bacon it.
Let’s go back to my place and bacon.
“I done baconed my pants”.
Let’s get ready to BACON!
Did somebody just baconed in here?
Stop, drop, and bacon.
Some of these are kind of stupid but if you think of better ones please share via a comment. I am going to try and start using bacon as a verb in my day to day life. This maybe more challenging then I think it is but we’ll see what happens. I wonder how long it will take for my friends catch on to what I am doing and get annoyed. I guess I will just have to bacon and find out.
On last night’s show Sean and I talked about the increase in anti-food propaganda that mainstream media has been spreading. Sean brought it to my attention that Michelle Obama has an initiative to get us to eat “healthier”. She has a task force to fight childhood obesity and she is leading the charge to get salts and fats regulated.
I think things like this very seriously because it’s my right to eat whatever I want however I want. It’s not the government’s job to tell me what to eat; it’s their job to protect my right to eat what I want.
I am not going to go in a political rant right now, since this is supposed to be just show notes for the podcast. But I will be posting more about this in the coming weeks. I am not going to take this attack on food sitting done (unless I am eating at the time).
We also talked about non-bacon bacon related news and teased about a new Kraft product we are going to review next week. Be sure to tune in next week and watch us LIVE!
While browsing the web (for bacon) I found a great recipe for Maple-Bacon Corn Muffins and I just had to share it with you. I know this recipe idea has been done a few time before, but the images that go along with this rendition are great!
For me bacon is not just meat candy, it’s eye candy and I am a sucker for it. I love seeing pictures of food and I am not alone in this fetish. There are sites (This is Why Your Fat) and TV shows (Iron Chef) dedicated to “food porn“, and I am not talking about the kind of porn that has sexual content so this stuff is safe for work. Just be careful what you type in to Google when your looking for it.
When I found this recipe the reason I feel in love with it was because of the photo bellow. Looking at a pile of perfectly cooked bacon bits just makes my day. After you’er done drooling, be sure to check out the story behind recipe and more photos at Sommer Collier’s blog “A Spicy Perspective”.
Maple-Bacon Corn Muffins
4 oz. bacon
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup flour
1 Tb. baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
Preheat oven to 400*. Heat a skillet to medium-high. Chop the bacon and cook until slightly crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and set the skillet aside.
In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients. Whisk in the milk and eggs, followed by the melted butter, maple syrup and 1/4 cup bacon grease.
Stir the bacon pieces back into the mixture.
Place muffin liners in a 12-cup muffin tin. Evenly divide the mixture into the liners. Bake for 15 minutes—until golden.
Remove from the muffin tin and serve warm! Makes 12.