Evolving beyond just a breakfast favorite, bacon can be enjoyed at lunch, dinner, or as an in-between meal snack. Whether used as a topping or the main event, bacon is more than simply Canada’s unofficial national food (move over BeaverTails), it is our nation’s joy and passion. Don’t believe us? There are two days a year dedicated to appreciating its distinctive flavor and texture. Not to be confused with National Bacon Day, which occurs each year, on December 30th, International Bacon Day occurs annually, on the first Saturday of September.

To celebrate International Bacon Day, here are some unique recipes you can make from the comfort of your home kitchen.

Snack on Bacon 

Sweet Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies

What’s better than pigs in a blanket? Pigs in a blanket made of other pigs. Double up the porktastic fun with this sweet and savoury recipe from Cynthia Kay’s Kitchen. Ready to get wrapping? Check out the step-by-step recipe.

Bacon and Egg Cups 

While we all know bacon is part of any perfectly balanced diet, finding healthy bacon recipes might sound like an oxymoron. However, you can have a healthy, low-carb, keto-friendly snack on hand any time with these bacon and egg cups by Seasonal Cravings.

Sage and Bacon Garlic Bread

The great thing about bacon is its versatility: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, there’s a bacon dish for any meal you can think of. Now, imagine combining the smokey, addictive taste of bacon with the gooey goodness of garlic bread and the sweet aroma of sage. Just have some mouthwash on hand afterward. Check out this delicious recipe by Olivado.

Bacon Entrees

Bacon-Wrapped Venison Backstrap Roast

Pigs and deer: natural foes, but you can bring them together to create the greatest chimera of a dish since the turducken was unleashed upon the world with this recipe by Grits and Gouda. Or alternatively double-up the pork factor with pork tenderloin instead, dealer’s choice. 

The Ultimate Everything Burger

The humble breakfast sandwich – no longer just for nursing a hangover after spending half the night aimlessly wandering the streets of your ho-hum college town. Take your personal breakfast sandwich game to the next level with the Ultimate Everything Burger from Kitchen Divas. 

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Image courtesy of Sweet & Savory Meals

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

A feast fit for a carnivore! If you’re trying to think of simple bacon recipes, the Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf by Catalina at Sweet & Savory Meals fits the bill. This meatloaf is stuffed with cheese and bacon and is sure to have your taste buds tingling. Whether for dinner or late-night comfort food, you’ll want to try this recipe if you’re a bacon lover.

Bacon Deserts

Bacon Jam Cinnamon Rolls 

Who doesn’t love waking up to the smell of freshly baked cinnamon rolls? The waft of warm cinnamon, sugary icing, and hot, smoky bacon — What? That’s right, now you can combine the two titans of brunch into one ultimate afternoon delight with this recipe from Trade Street Jam Co.

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies 

As we’ve already seen, the best baking is even better when baking with bacon. Just take a look a this new twist on a classic recipe from Coleman Natural Foods.

The Final (Bacon) Reckoning

12000 CALORIES Bacon and Cheese Whiz Sandwich

Be warned! One of the most unique bacon recipes on the list is not for the faint of heart. Sure, you might say you love bacon, but do you love it enough to consume 12000 calories in one sitting? All in the name of satisfying your endless hunger for fried pork products? If not, at least you can enjoy watching Halifax-based foodtuber nomnivortex take bacon consumption to all new heights of greatness. If you dare.

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