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Bakin’ with Bacon and King Teddy

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Top-O-the-Mornin’ To Ye!   

Yes I know St. Pat’s isn’t until next week but this is the PRE-SAINT-PAT’s post today.    Maybe it’s just an excuse to wear my scarf and hat???    A note about the recipe today – we didn’t use traditional Irish bacon – which is thick and like having a pork chop – we used regular bacon.   Why?   Because we ALWAYS ALWAYS have bacon on hand and none of our groceries have Irish bacon.   Trust me though – this recipe is not just EASY it’s delicious.

Fried Irish Cabbage With Bacon (not traditional Irish bacon though!)

Ingredients

1 – package bacon (12 oz.)

1/4 cup bacon drippings

1 small head of cabbage, cored and finely chopped

ground black pepper to taste

Directions

Cook bacon in deep skillet over medium heat until crisp – remove bacon from skillet and drain on a paper towel.  Reserve 1/4 cup of bacon drippings in the skillet

Cook and stir cabbage in hot bacon drippings over medium heat until cabbage wilts (5-7 minutes)

Crumble bacon over cabbage – stir and simmer until bacon is warmed (2-3 minutes).   Season with black pepper.

Uhoh….that just HAS to be bad luck!

Enjoy this yummy side dish with your St. Patrick’s Dinner – I’m sure you’ll have better luck than the leprechaun had.

May the luck o’ the Irish be with ye!   

King O’Teddy

 

Bakin’ With Bacon and the King

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Alright Loyal Bacon Subjects!  Who’s UP for a recipe??

 

OK – this one takes a little work when it comes to prep with all the ingredients but MAKING it – actually putting it together – really is not a big deal.    My Mom loves cabbage but making cabbage rolls is more of a chore than layering – leave it to her to take the easy way but know what?   It IS easy that way so here’s the EASY recipe for CABBAGE ROLL CASSEROLE!

Cabbage Roll Casserole

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled (or more if you like!!!!!)
  • 1 medium head cabbage (2 pounds), shredded
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Coarsely ground pepper, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat, crumbling beef, until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in 1 can tomato sauce and next 6 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 5 minutes. Stir in rice and bacon; remove from heat.
  • Layer a third of the cabbage in a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Top with half the meat mixture. Repeat layers; top with remaining cabbage. Pour remaining tomato sauce over top.
  • Cover and bake 45 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle with coarsely ground pepper.

THIS MAKES GREAT – and I mean GREAT LEFTOVERS!!

 

Yep – YUMMY IN THE TUMMY!

Happy Saturday Bacon Lovers and other Lovers…………………..(tee hee)

Try It – The King So Decrees!!