It's all for the love of bacon! 

Whether it is breakfast or lunch, a meal or an appetizer, bacon is the perfect complement to your dish. Here are some ways to show your friends and family how much you love cooking for them!

Rigatoni with olives and bacon
6 slices bacon
1/2 large onion, thinly sliced
12 black olives, pitted and chopped   
Small piece Parmesan cheese, (1-2 oz)
2 tablespoons marjoram, coarsely chopped 
8 ounces rigatoni

Cooking Directions 

In medium skillet, cook bacon until crisp (reserve drippings); blot, coarsely chop and set aside. In bacon drippings, sauté onion until soft and just beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions, drain and transfer to warm serving platter or large shallow bowl. Toss pasta with bacon, onion and olives. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, toss again. Serve with shavings of fresh Parmesan cheese. Garnish with fresh herbs, if desired.

 
BLT soup
8 slices bacon, crisply-cooked
1 28-oz can crushed tomatoes
1 14 1/2-oz can
 chicken broth

1 15-oz can white beans, (cannellini or navy)
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 cup leaf lettuce, shredded
1/4 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced 
 
Cooking Directions

Coarsely crumble bacon & set aside. In 2-quart saucepan, stir together tomatoes, broth, beans and seasoning. Bring to a simmer; stir in vinegar. In small bowl, toss together lettuce & basil. Ladle soup into large soup plates or bowls; garnish each serving with crumbled bacon and lettuce & basil. 


Come out and show your bacon love! 

 

With a deep and abiding passion for all things bacon, okPORK invites you to share in two delicious events. If you just can't get enough meat candy get your tickets for these events today!

 

6 Degrees of Bacon

This is the second year for okPORK to sponsor of 6 Degrees of Bacon. On October 17, the fundraiser for Downtown OKC, Inc.will bring together restaurants from all across the Midtown District of Downtown Oklahoma City. Every restaurant brings bacon themed foods, artists share bacon themed art and local brews are shared in the name of bacon. For more information about the event or to buy tickets, press here.

 

 

 

Bacon and Bourbon Dinner  

The third-annual Bacon and Bourbon dinner is scheduled for November 1. For the first time it will be held at the Gaillardia Country Club in Oklahoma City. This five-course meal only costs $100 and will feature a special bacon and bourbon pairing with each new course and is sure to leave your taste buds begging for more. Contact okPORK for more information at www.okpork.org. 

 

About Oklahoma Pork Council

The Oklahoma Pork Council, a producer organization consisting of Oklahoma pork producers, represents the interests of all pork producers. Partially funded by federally collected Pork Checkoff dollars, okPORK promotes pork and pork products, funds research, and educates consumers and producers about the pork industry. For more information about this or any other programs of the Oklahoma Pork Council visit www.okpork.org or call 1.405.232.3781.

 
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