Add the Wow Factor to Breakfast with Bacon

Aaron McCargo Jr.When it comes to foods that spark passion, very few rival the emotional and mouthwatering response triggered by big, bold, flavorful strips of bacon. To help Americans express their love of bacon at the breakfast table in new and unique ways, Wright Brand Bacon has teamed up with Food Network host Aaron McCargo Jr. to serve up tantalizing tips for adding bigger, better bacon sizzle to favorite breakfast dishes.
“On the weekends, nothing is better than waking up to the smell of a freshly cooked breakfast, especially when bacon is involved,” said McCargo. “Cooking with Wright Brand Bacon is my secret weapon to get the kids out of bed in the morning! It adds excitement, bold flavor and crispy texture to breakfast dishes and starts the day out deliciously.”
To help add bacon wow to your breakfast and beyond, Aaron McCargo Jr. suggests the following tips:

  • Mix It In: Add bacon to main breakfast fair in unique and unexpected ways. One of my favorites is Bacon Pancakes. Add large pieces of think-cut bacon to your pancake batter along with your favorite berries or chocolate chips. The unexpected crunchy texture and salty taste of bacon complement the fluffy and sweet pancakes perfectly!
  • Bacon to Go: If your breakfast bunch is on the go, try my bacon, egg and cheese pitas. Scramble eggs, stuff into a pita and top with cheese and bacon. Wrap it in foil and you’re ready to roll.

bacon cheese and eggs cups

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Cups

Description
When really trying to impress your breakfast guests, try creating these egg-filled bacon cups.
Ingredients
12 strips uncooked Wright Brand Smoked Bacon
1 1/2 cups chopped fresh white button mushrooms
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or oregano
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
Non-stick cooking spray
Preparation
Preheat oven to 400°F.
While oven is preheating, cook bacon according to package directions until firm but pliable and not crispy. Remove bacon and set aside.
Reserve 1 tablespoon bacon drippings in same skillet used to cook bacon and sauté mushrooms over medium heat for 6-10 minutes until golden brown in color. Set aside to cool.
Spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Cut six strips of cooked bacon into quarters. Place one full strip of cooked bacon around the side and two quarters of a strip in the base of each of six muffin cups in a muffin tin. Use your fingers to press overlapping ends of bacon together.
In large bowl, beat 4 eggs and whisk in mushrooms, chopped thyme and black pepper.
Pour egg mixture in equal portions intomuffin cups lined with bacon, about 2/3 full in each cup.
Sprinkle equal portions of shredded Swiss cheese into the cups and top each with two quarter strips of bacon.
Place filled muffin tin in oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until egg is completely set, cheese is melted and tops are browned.
Remove muffin tin from oven, use knife to loosen edges, serve and enjoy!
Preparation Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Serves
Serves 6
Notes
Recipe Courtesy of Aaron McCargo and Wright Brand Bacon
For additional bacon tips and recipes from Aaron McCargo Jr., visit www.wrightbrand.com.

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