Dress Up Boring Thanksgiving Dishes with Bacon

Bacon Beer Cheese Stuffing

  • 16 oz. pretzel bread, cut into 1 inch cubes (9-10 cups)
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped 
  • 6 Tbsp. butter, cubed
  • 1 c. beer
  • 1 lb. Bierman Bacon - Original Tidbits, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 ½ tsp. minced thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 c. chicken broth
  • 1 large egg
  • 12 oz. beer 
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded (3 c.)


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. 
  2. Place bread in one layer on a 2 rimmed baking sheets. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until toasted, turning once. Cool completely. 
  3. Saute onion and celery in butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until tender or for 6-8 minutes. 
  4. Reduce heat to medium and pour in beer and bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2-4 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup. 
  5. Remove from the heat. Stir in bacon and thyme. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Whisk chicken broth and egg in a large bowl. Add bread cubes and bacon mixture; toss until well coated. Fold in cheddar. Spoon stuffing into a greased 2-quart baking dish. 
  7. Bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake for 15-20 minutes longer or until top is golden brown.


Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Directions - 4 servings

  1. Heat oven to 400°F. 
  2. Lightly coat asparagus spears in extra-virgin olive oil. Season the asparagus with black pepper. 
  3. Count the spears. Divide the total number by four. Gather that number of spears and use a slice of bacon to wrap the bundle and secure the spears together. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  4. Place bundles on slotted broiler pan. Bake 12 minutes.


Cheddar Bacon Mashed Potatoes

  • 2 lbs. small potatoes
  • 1 c. milk
  • ½ stick butter
  • 1 c. cheddar cheese
  • ½ package Original Bierman Bacon, crumbled

Directions - 4 servings

  1. Simmer potatoes in salted water until tender, about 20 minutes; drain. Cool slightly, then peel. 
  2. Heat milk with butter. 
  3. Mash the potatoes with the hot milk and stir in cheddar. 
  4. Top with crumbled cooked bacon.

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