Don’t mind my iPhone photo. I wasn’t intending use this as a YUM post but I had so many people discuss it on various outlets I thought maybe I should do a quick write-up about it.
We do love our bacon in this house. We don’t really eat it all the time as we reserve it for Saturday or Sunday morning breakfast when kiddo is here. From time to time I’ll make a recipe like “Traditional Irish Potato Bread” that calls for the use of bacon grease. Sounds gross, but it’s actually quite tasty. In this house I make it a point to use everything we can to stretch our dollars.
I buy ends and pieces of bacon which come in a 3lb. pack. I then divide that up and put 1/2 pound into small freezer bags. Since we only eat bacon once a week our bacon buy lasts quite a while. When the store doesn’t have bits and pieces or their is a sale on regular bacon I will purchase that, cut the strips in half, and then freeze those.
I’m slowly getting back to lowering my carbs again and I needed something different to pair with my daily morning egg routine. I went ahead and whipped up some bacon for myself and then I remember I had planned on making a vegetable scramble because I had some green peppers I wanted to use.
I had this brilliant idea that I should toss the green pepper strips in with my bacon. I had one egg, about 8 strips of green peppers and 2 small pieces of bacon which was probably equal to a strip of bacon. It was pretty tasty. I did not leave the peppers in the pan too long because I wanted them to still have some crisp. The following weekend I tossed a few in there when we made our weekend breakfast and happily ate the peppers INSTEAD of the bacon.
Whether you are trying to reduce your bacon consumption for budget or dietary needs, adding green peppers is a pretty budget friendly and tasty way to go.
Are you a bacon eater? How do you prefer your bacon?
That certaintly looks good! My husband loves his bacon (I also purchase the bits and pieces like you do…less expensive and they last a while!!)
It was pretty tasty. This morning I did not have bacon, but I used the bacon fat to cook the green peppers we had sliced up yesterday. Turned out pretty good. My egg and avocado were happy to have another green partner. lol
Yum! I am CRAZY about bacon and I love peppers! I would sooo love this for breakfast…:)
It’s so easy and yummy! I hope you like it.
theresa ledford says
It had never occurred to me to buy bacon pieces! What a good idea. My family likes bacon and though I don’t give it to them a lot, I will cook it on a weekend or special occasion. I do save the bacon grease in a jar and put it in the fridge. When I need it, I can scoop it out with a spoon, like Crisco and season green beans or cornbread recipes with it. It makes a flavorful seasoning for beans and eggs and other things you might cook with butter and it is rich, so I don’t use much of it when I season with it. It makes me feel like I’m being economical too, LOL!
That is exactly what I do! I do make bacon every weekend though, for the kiddo. She needs a good meal. I just love being resourceful!
Tammy Doiel @creativekkids.com says
Where do you get the bits and pieces bacon? At the butcher counter? What a great idea! I’ve never heard of it–I get the cheese ends at the deli counter though!
My local store will sell a 10lb box of bits and pieces. Every once in a blue moon I will see them at a chain store like Kroger, but I would rather get them from my local store since they aren’t processed in some factory.
I’ve never heard of ‘cheese ends’ and with my sad addiction to cheese, this is something I MUST look into!
That looks incredibly delicious. I love bacon! I’ll use red peppers instead of green, but this could be a delightful meal.
I just use green because they are cheaper. When the garden gives us plenty of other colors I use them, too!
Leisa Good says
I didn’t know about bacon pieces either. Just the already cooked strips. I think I’d like to enjoy this or even substitute the bacon pieces for Virginia Country Ham or even sausage links. Even the picture looks delicious!
I have used Canadian bacon pieces with red and green peppers. Yum yum in my tum tum.