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August 23, 2011


Hamburger With Bacon Spread

Where’s the first place you’d put bacon spread? On a burger. Photo courtesy Skillet Street Food (label has since been updated).

WHAT IT IS: A spread made from premium cooked bacon.
WHY IT’S DIFFERENT: It’s the first commercial bacon spread we’ve come across (our own bacon jam recipe is on Page 3).
WHY WE LOVE IT: Woo hoo: another way to enjoy bacon!



Skillet Bacon Spread (Bacon Jam)
Page 2: Spread The Joy

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What Would You Do With Bacon Spread?

We'll preface these suggestions by saying that we love crisp, fried bacon as much as the next person. But we don’t like cleaning up bacon fat, even when we take the easy road and use our favorite microwave appliance, the WowBacon Bacon Cooker (which contains cooked bacon odors in the microwave as well).

There’s no quick bacon fix faster than opening a jar of Skillet Bacon Spread.


  • Toast. Spread it on toast or other breakfast bread.
  • Egg Condiment. Serve it as a condiment with eggs, pancakes and waffles.
  • Ingredient. Fold it into omelets or scrambled eggs.


  • Burgers. Spread it on burgers or sliders (Chef Josh’s burger recipe comprises a charcoal-grilled burger on a brioche bun, topped with bacon spread, cambozola cheese [a blue Brie-style cheese] and arugula).
  • Burgers, continued. Add a spoonful to the middle of the burger as you form the patty.
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Add it to your grilled cheese along with a slice of tomato. (Chef Josh likes grilled Gouda, but check out other options with our fancy grilled cheese sandwich recipes).
  • BLT. Make an instant BLT: bacon spread, lettuce and tomato on toast. If you want to save calories, the bacon spread’s moisture lets you waive the mayonnaise.
  • Almost Any Sandwich. Try it on a fried egg sandwich, or as a substitute for bacon and condiments on any sandwich.

Hors d’Oeuvre & Snacks

  • Crostini. Top a slice of toasted baguette with bacon spread and a garnish (half a cherry tomato, chopped hard-cooked egg, gherkin slice, whatever).
  • Deviled Eggs. Mixed into deviled egg stuffing.
  • Stuffed Mushrooms. Mix with bread-crumbs and fill sautéed mushroom caps.


Enjoy as a condiment:

  • Steaks & Chops. Top a piece of steak, lamb or pork chops or piece of hearty grilled fish.
  • Soup: Add a dab to the center of a bowl of soup.
  • Potatoes: Enjoy in baked potatoes or as an accompaniment to,  or ingredient in, other potato recipes. Mash some into your mashed potatoes, for example.


  • Put it on your ice cream, swirl it in your hot chocolate. It’s your bacon fantasy; enjoy it.


The article continues below with nutritional information.

Or, skip to the next page for the history of bacon, or go on to homemade bacon jam.



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Bacon Spread Ingredients

What’s in bacon spread? Per tablespoon:

  • Calories: 80
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 350mg
  • Total Carb: 3g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 4g

Ingredients: uncured bacon (pork prepared with water, salt, turbinado, sugar, celery powder, lactic acid, starter culture [not from milk], no nitrite or nitrate added except for that naturally occurring in celery powder), onion, balsamic vinegar (organic wine vinegar from juice of organic grapes, organic concentrated grape must, organic carmel sugar), brown sugar (sugar, invert sugar, cane molasses), water, salt and pepper.

Refrigerate after opening. Serve at room temperature.


  Quiche & Bacon Spread
\Add a swirl of bacon jam to an omelet, frittata or quiche, or place a dab on the plate as a condiment. Photo courtesy Skillet Street Food (label has since been updated).

— Karen Hochman

Continue To Page 3: The History Of Bacon & Types Of Bacon

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