If you’re like me and like to keep it original, then it’s a good idea to look to incorporate bacon into some of your favourite foods and recipes.

The other day I thought it’d be cool to just simply add a few strips of bacon to a grilled-cheese sandwich I had made – and voila! I had found a new, simple addition to my grilled-cheese world, and I’ll probably rarely have a grilled-cheese sandwich without the addition of bacon from here on in!

So let’s take a look at a few foods/recipes that could benefit from incorporating some bacon into them!

1. Caramel Topped with Crunchy Bacon

2. Bacon and Egg Salad Croissants

3. Muffins with Bacon Cream Cheese Frosting

4. Bacon-Wrapped Deep-Fried Cheese and Beer Hot Dog

5. “Breadless BLT” – cook bacon into shape of cups and mix with lettuce and tomato!

6. Bacon Martinis

7. Bacon-Wrapped Turkey

8. Bacon Cheeseburgers

9. Bacon Popcorn

10. Bacon Ice Cream

I can proudly say that I have made and tried every single item on this top 10 list. I can also confidently say that out of the list, 1 item is now my all-time favourite bacon recipe, and 1 item has the most interesting, flavourful aftertaste I’ve ever experienced.

Can you guess which item is which?

Alright that’s enough time spent guessing, let’s cut to the chase and I’ll tell you which is my all time favourite and why. Drum roll please…

4. Bacon-Wrapped Deep-Friend Cheese and Beer Hot Dog

If I could eat this recipe each and every day, I would. Admittedly however, I probably shouldn’t do that. Variations of this recipe in the USA are often called the “death dog”, “intense dog”, etc. so it’s probably best enjoyed in moderation. Either way, the combination of cheese, beer, hot-dog, and amazing bacon-ness has made this my all-time favourite tasting bacon recipe. Just be weary to eat it in moderation!

As for the most interesting aftertaste I’ve ever experienced…

3. Muffins with Bacon Cream Cheese Frosting

This recipe is just downright interesting altogether. The combination of salty and sweet is enough to make anyone who likes muffins and bacon at least want to try this, and probably come back for more. When I conjured up the first batch, I probably made the bacon flavour a little too intense, so that it overwhelmed the overall taste of the muffin. Now, while I love my bacon to no end, I did think that the second batch I created tasted a little better with the bacon flavour toned down just a little bit.

The aftertaste of this recipe is so incredibly interesting I encourage you to try creating your own batch nearly solely for this purpose.

What do you all think? What item on this list would you be most likely to try making? Least likely to try?