Because Bacon: 25 Bacon Recipes We Love

Bacon and Kimchi Steamed Buns with Carrot and Cucumber Slaw

Pork buns meet easy weeknight meal. After marinating the cucumber, carrot, and ginger for just 15 minutes, everything comes together while the seam buns cook. The cool slaw and spicy kimchi off a bright contrast to the fatty bacon.

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Call us cliché, but all it takes is the word bacon and you've got our attention. Whether it's stuffed into a sandwich, wrapped around some meat, scattered on top of a salad, or eaten straight from the pan, bacon transforms any meal from humdrum to pretty-much-the-best-thing-ever. You could say that it's the salty, smoky flavor or the intoxicating smell that keeps us coming back for more, but we prefer to think that it's the infinite variety of ingredients with which bacon pairs so well. We've got 35 recipes to get you started.


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Salads and Vegetables

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes With Bacon, Parmesan, and Parsley. Jennifer Olvera

Fish and Meat

Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger. J. Kenji López-Alt

Desserts and Condiments

Bacon Long John Bars. Alexandra Penfold