Bacon and football, a match made in heaven! Recipes with Carl Stutsman

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Candied Bacon cr. Carl Stutsman

So you are hosting a Super Bowl part this weekend? Nothing keeps people coming back like innovative ways to include bacon in some everyday favorites. 95.3 MNC’s Carl Stutsman, who fancies himself quite the foodie, is sharing some of his favorite recipes in time for the big game!

Carl’s Must Have Super Bowl Bacon Recipes

 

Carl Cookies (difficulty easy)

Bacon, Tollhouse Cookies (pull apart squares), and Cinnamon rolls

  1. Bake a whole sheet pan of Bacon (375 for 15 minutes or until crisp—let rest before next step)
  2. Grease a pie pan for cinnamon rolls (pro tip- use butter to grease and it caramelizes the bottom of the cinnamon rolls)
  3. Cut bacon pieces in half, and place two half pieces on top of each cinnamon roll
  4. Place pull apart cookie square on top cinnamon roll/bacon
  5. Bake to recommended cinnamon roll time. (cookies may be goes)
  6. Cover Carl Cookies with icing

Carl’s Classic Marinara (difficulty medium)

5-6 Fresh Tomatoes, Bacon, Fresh Garlic, Salt/Pepper/Oregano, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 2 cans of tomato paste, 1 large onion

Marinara

  1. Cut Tomatoes in half and place into a pyrex pan. Drizzle olive oil over tomatoes, and coat with salt, pepper and oregano. Place in oven to roast at 375 for 20 minutes or until tops of tomatoes begin to crisp
  2. Take 6-8 (more if desired) pieces of uncooked bacon and dice into pieces. Take garlic and dice into pieces. Dice onions into small pieces. Add both to stock pot with butter to allow to cook. Let this cook on low until the tomatoes are finished.
  3. Add can(s) of tomato paste to stock pot and simmer(1 or 2 cans depending on desired amount)
  4. Add tomatoes to stick pot and smash into paste (immersion blender works best, hand blender if needed)
  5. Add spices as desired
  6. Reduce to desired thickness (add bacon grease to thin if needed)

Moz Sticks (if wanted) Follow this link: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/23596/fried-mozzarella-cheese-sticks/

 

Carl’s Candied Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno’s ( difficulty medium)

Jalapeno’s, Cream Cheese, Bacon, Spears, Grill

*if preferred not candied skip step 3 and bake a regular sheet pan of bacon

  1. Cut jalapenos in half and scoop out seeds
  2. Fill Jalapenos with Cream Cheese
  3. Cover baking sheet in tin foil and place bacon width ways across. Cover bacon in Brown Sugar and place in the oven to bake 375 degrees (for sake of the grilling let the bacon be a little underdone before pulling it out)
  4. Let the bacon cool
  5. Place the end of a spear through the end of a piece of bacon, and push through jalapeno length wise.
  6. Wrap bacon around jalapenos and pierce the end of the bacon with the spear on the other end of the jalapeño to hold in place
  7. Grill until Jalapenos start to look wrinkly but aren’t quite soft, grill marks are a good sign (WARNING THERE WILL BE FLARE UPS)

Carl’s Famous Sliders (difficulty medium)

2lbs Ground Chuck (more if desired), Bacon, Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Griddle (preferred Grill ok) Sweet Hawaiian Rolls

  1. Bake a whole sheet pan of Bacon (375 for 15 minutes or until crisp—let rest before next step)
  2. Cover cookie sheet in tin foil and place ground chuck on pan.
  3. Use rolling pin (or bottle) to flatten and spread ground chuck evenly across the pan.
  4. Spread spices evenly across whole pan. Place hole piece of bacon across half of the pan (hamburger style)
  5. Fold ground chuck over itself by grabbing the tin foil on the end without bacon
  6. Press down firmly on the newly formed triangle of meaty goodness before using the rolling pan to spread it out just a little bit more.
  7. Use a spoon to crimp edges so it doesn’t come apart while cooking
  8. Cut meat into square grid and cook the individual pieces on a griddle top to desired doneness
  9. Set oven to 200 and place Hawaiian rolls on the top rack to warm, only takes a few minutes
  10. To prepare cut rolls in half and use as buns. ALWAYS put mayo on the bottom bun before adding slider the fattiness of the mayo prevents burger juice from leaking from burger into bun

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