When you are out at your next tailgate event, don’t just take the traditional finger foods. Get the ultimate game changer involved: Broadbent’s thick-sliced bacon.
Make your tailgate the best in the field with a little (or a lot!) of bacon. We’re here to share our favorite tailgate-friendly bacon recipes.
When it comes to burgers, bacon can have a hard time sitting still. It wants to wrap around the patty and then all come off in the first bite.
Fear not! We’ve found a way to make bacon a burger’s best friend.
Weaving your bacon gives will perfectly distribute it across your burger, making sure you get the porky goodness in every bite.
- For each weave, cut three slices of Broadbent’s bacon in half.
- Fold and weave the half-slices together.
- Fry in a skillet or cook in the oven.
- To cook in the oven, place a wire rack on top of a aluminum-foil-lined baking sheet, and place the weaves onto a wire rack. Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. Adjust time for desired crispness.
Maybe you want to skip the bun, the beef and the lean white meat…and go straight for the bacon. Put it on a stick for a pass-around favorite.
Bacon on a stick:
- Take a piece of Broadbent’s thick sliced bacon, fold is like a fan and thread it on a wooden skewer.
- Place a wire rack onto a baking sheet (which we recommend you line with foil for easy cleaning). Place the skewers onto a wire rack.
- In a bowl, combine 2 parts maple syrup and 1 part brown sugar. Brush the mixture onto the skewers.
- Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. Adjust time for desired crispiness.
- Remove and while the bacon is still warm, brush on the remaining syrup-sugar mixture.
Combine tailgating’s two favorite meats by wrapping your bratwurst in bacon before throwing it on the grill.
- Wrap Broadbent’s bacon around the brat, spiraling down. Make sure at least a little of each end of the brat is showing.
- Secure the bacon with toothpicks (tip: soak the toothpicks in a glass of water for easy in-and-out).
- Place on the grill at medium-high heat, turning occasionally. Bratwurst should be done when the casings are a medium-brown color. To double-check they’re done, make sure the juices are running clear, not pink.
- Once done, remove the toothpicks and grab a bun!
- For added flavor, slathered with Broadbent’s Sweet and Tangy Mustard, Sweet Dillies or Spicy Mayo.