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Bakin’ With Bacon In The Castle

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Welcome to the Castle Kitchen – it’s “Cooking With King Teddy” day!

We have a recipe that might have you scratching your head and saying “not sure this sounds good” but you know me – I wouldn’t lead you astray – and if you like pizza and chicken and BBQ and most of all BACON, just THINK about making this one OK?

BBQ Chicken Pizza

I can hear you now…………….”What???  No bacon???” but it’s there – just keep reading!!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast  (you can buy already cooked chicken at most groceries if you don’t want to do your own!)
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled (six strips in the official recipe but you know me – more if you want it!!)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (probably other cheese will work but gorgonzola is really tasty)
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 4-6 minutes or until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 20-25 minutes or until deep golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  • Unroll and press dough onto bottom and 1/2 in. up sides of a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 8 minutes.
  • Spread barbecue sauce over dough; top with chicken, cooked onion, bacon, Gorgonzola cheese and jalapenos. Sprinkle with paprika and garlic powder; top with mozzarella cheese. Bake pizza 8-10 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is melted.    OPTION:   If you want to make this ahead then bake for company, party, etc., you can.   Bake pizza crust as directed; cool. Top with all the ingredients as directed, and securely wrap and freeze unbaked pizza. To use, unwrap pizza; bake as directed, increasing time as necessary.    Cool huh?

See?   I didn’t lead you astray and I have to admit, while my Mom has NEVER EVER had pizza with chicken (I know – I hear you – it’s way better for you than meat) she thought this was really delicious – partly because of the BBQ sauce but also because of the BACON!!!

Whatever you do, make sure to have one extra piece of bacon for your loyal, steadfast, sweet, cuddly, always there for you through thick and thin KITTY!

 

Now get to baking – this is too good NOT to make ——– occasion or no occasion.   Ya gotta eat right?   Then give this a try!

Happy Caturday to all Baconians!

 

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Bakin’ With Bacon In Baconia

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Greetings from the kitchen at the Castle Baconia…..I am your King – and I have taken over the kitchen for another Saturday Bacon Delight Recipe!

Yes I intend to continue sharing bacon deliciousness in this new year and as we all know, there are plenty of recipes to go around for years to come.    Some of the recipes I bring to you are oldies but goodies and some SOUND crazy but they are always yummy.   This week’s is a “staple” around our house…………!!

Bean With Bacon Soup (yes….a classic!)

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 (16 ounce) package dried navy beans

  • 9 cups water
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons chicken bouillon

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Boil the beans in 9 cups of the water and then let sit for one hour. Drain and set aside.
  2. Cook the bacon to your desired texture (it can be soft or crisp, whatever you prefer) and drain except for 1/4 cup grease. Coarsely chop the bacon.
  3. Add the onions and celery to the reserved grease and bacon and saute until soft, do not drain. Add the chicken base or cubes, 4 cups water, beans, bay leaf, salt, pepper, and cloves, and simmer for 2 hours.
  4. Stir in the tomatoes with their juice. Serve.

 

You better believe it.    Dad starts a big old fire in the morning in the fireplace – Mom starts the soup pot going with all these delicious aromas wafting through the house and I, King Teddy, get my little bit of bacon to chew on all day if I like because – after all – I am the KING!!!!!

Anyone for bean with bacon soup for SOOPER Bowl Sunday?   Start saving up your recipes for the big day!

Great catch!!!!

We at Castle Baconia wish you a happy weekend!

The King………………..