Wednesday, November 6, 2013

As Seen On TV Bacon (Bacon Pierogi Bake)

You know those Bacon Bowls that are oh so popular now?  They are kind of a pain to make.  No lie, it takes patience, practice and time.  All which I run short on these days.  My friend Wanda came across this marvelous invention, Perfect Bacon Bowls.  What will they think of next for us Baconphiles?

Where I went to college, it's all about Basketball.  We had no Football team, so we ate, drank and breathed Basketball.  Both the men's and women's games had huge turnouts.  I'm in awe of Kansas State and there Bacon incentive to get bodies in for their opening Women's Basketball game this coming Friday.  According to the school, they have ordered over 300 lbs of Bacon to give away at the game, to every student that walks through the door.  Check out the article here.

 Want something easy and delicious to make on those busy work/school nights?  This recipe, which I just ate my fill on fits the bill.  Yum.

Bacon Pierogi Bake
1 16oz package of frozen potato pierogies
Cooking spray
5-6 slices of bacon, chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup (3oz) cream cheese
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 medium onion, sliced thin
1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Farhenheit.

Arrange the pierogies in a large rectangular glass baking dish coated with cooking spray.

Cook Bacon in a saucepan over medium heat until crisp; remove from pan.  Set aside.

Add onions to drippings and cook for 5 minutes or until translucent and golden in color.  Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly.  Add 1/3 cup cream cheese to pan and cook for 1 minute or until the cream cheese begins to melt, stirring frequently.  Gradually add chicken broth to pan, stirring with a whisk until it is blended.  Pour the cream cheese mixture over pierogies.  Top evenly with 1/2 cup for sharp cheddar cheese.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.  Remove from the oven and sprinkle with bacon.

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