August 12th, 2010 17:23 EST
Delicious BBQ Bacon and Bean Salad
Thank goodness for great weather, great times, great friends and great opportunities to eat outside under the wide open, sunny skies or cloudless, moonlit evenings with our family and all the other people who are truly near and dear and very important in our lives.
Here`s a great recipe that Boss Hog`s family has been handing down generation after generation, for those really special times when it people get hungry, but it`s more important to be spending time with the prized company at hand, than being off in the kitchen for hours sweating over a hot stove.
Enjoy the scrumptious simplicity and delightful deliciousity " of Boss Hog`s Bodacious BBQ Bacon And Bean Salad!
Boss Hog`s Bodacious BBQ Bacon And Bean Salad
(Serves 8 )
1 lb. Boss Hog Honey BBQ Rubbed Bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 large onions, diced
4 15 oz. " cans of white beans, drained
1 jar or 15 oz. can of olives (black, green, or mixed)15 oz. " cans of corn kernels, drained
2 15 oz. " cans of corn kernels, drained
1 cup Gourmet BBQ Sauce
Â½ cup chives, finely chopped medium bulbs of fennel, finely chopped tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 medium bulbs of fennel, finely chopped
2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp. garlic powder
1tsp. powered cayenne pepper
1 tsp. smoked paprikaSalt and pepper, to taste
Cook the bacon till lightly browned in a large frying pan, over a medium flame or heat, approximately 4 to 5 minutes.the bacon is nice and crispy and the onions are tender and lightly browned
Now pour the chopped onions into the pan along with the bacon; and sautÃ© them until
Take the pan off of the stove.
Drain all but about 2 tbsp. of bacon grease from the pan, leaving the bacon and onions in the pan.
Now slowly and carefully stir in the smoked paprika and the Gourmet BBQ Sauce.
Transfer the contents of the pan into a bowl and place the bowl in the freezer for 12 minutes.mix the corn, beans, olives and fennel together.
Now in a large mixing bowl,
Now toss in the cooled bacon mixture and toss it well.
Sprinkle in the apple cider vinegar and season with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Garnish with the chopped chives.
Serve with chips and dip / salsa, some multigrain bread and a nice cold glass of Sangria and fruit juice or lemonade for the kids!
Signing off at Pigging out!
Rocco "Boss Hog" Loosbrock