National Bacon Day Contest Entries

Thank you everyone that participated!! Everything looks great, we’re excited to see who wins and very excited to have our first bacon entry in our food journal!!!


Bacon wrapped water chestnuts:

One bottle of Heinz chili sauce 

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon Hellman’s mayonnaise.

Mixed together and warm on top of the stove.

2 cans of whole water chestnuts

1 pound of bacon. 

Cut the bacon strips in half and wrap around the water chestnuts and secure with a toothpick. Brush the chili sauce on the water chestnuts and bacon and bake in the oven at 400 until the bacon is cooked. Try it you’ll like it.


Bacon wrapped shrimp skewers:

Soak bamboo skewers for at least an hour. Cut bacon strips in half and wrap around peeled and deveined shrimp. Skewer, season with salt and pepper, and grill on low heat until shrimp is cook and bacon is crispy. Baste with BBQ sauce either bottled or homemade.


Bacon, Egg and Cheese:


bacon (lots of it)

two eggs scrambled 

two slices of cheese your choice


Salt and pepper to taste


Toast bagel, set aside.

Scramble egg add salt and pepper to taste.

Place two pieces of cheese on one side of bagel.

Place egg on same side of bagel.

Place other half on top of egg to create a sandwich. 

Entry #4

BBQ bacon onion balls:


1 Pound of Ground Beef

1/4 Cup Onion 

Jalapenos to taste

1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Tsp each of minced garlic, soy sauce, ketchup,  Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar

Salt & pepper to taste


Start by cutting off the tops and bottoms of 2 good sized Vidalia onions.  Cut onion in half top to bottom. Peel off the first few layers of the onion.  Stuff a portion size meatball in middle of 2 onion halves. Wrap with 3-4 slices of bacon. Secure with toothpicks .  Bake 30 mins at 350.   Baste with your favorite BBQ sauce. I used sweet baby Ray spicy honey this batch.  Bake for 15 mins or sauce is caramelized.   

Remove toothpicks and enjoy!


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