It's Bacon!!!

I like bacon. I got a chance to try out Hormel's Natural Choice Original Uncured Bacon with a free sample through MyMagazine Sharing Network recently. I think this will be my go-to bacon from now on. I like the flavor and the fact it is uncured and doesn't have the nitrites in it like cured bacon is important to me.

 Before cooking

Before cooking

My favorite way to prepare bacon now is on a cookie sheet in the oven. I cover the cookie sheet with foil and place the bacon close together and fit as many as I can on one sheet. (Usually around 10 pieces). I put it into a cold oven and set the temperature to 450 degrees. I immediately set a timer for 20 minutes and check the status at the end of the timer. Usually it only takes a few minutes more to get to the degree of doneness I like. I then use tongs to place the hot bacon on paper towels to absorb the excess bacon fat. It is easy to pour off the bacon fat from the cookie sheet into a container after it cools a bit, but while it is still liquid, and save it for other recipes calling for bacon fat. A bonus is that you can fold up the corners of the foil and wad it up and throw it away (or recycle) and the cookie sheet is still pristine!

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