Does Bacon Make Everything Better?
Mar. 2, 2009 6:53 am
Updated: Mar. 11, 2009 12:40 pm
Today is a busy day for the family - school, work, baseball, errands. I am cooking up a batch of spaghetti sauce this morning so we have it ready to go for a quick dinner tonight. I had ground turkey on hand (got two packs last week -- buy one, get one free. Let me know if you have ideas of what I should cook up with the second pack), so that's going to be my base.
I decided to add flavor to my sauce by cooking up a few strips of bacon (chopped) first. Then I used the fat to saute my onion and garlic (I left the bacon in). I must say, the sauce turned out really, really good. My ingredients were bacon, onion, garlic, stewed tomatoes, tomato paste, pinch of fennel seed, oregano, basil, ground turkey, and a few hot pepper flakes. My idea for the bacon came from my husband always quoting the movie The Good Fellas where one of the characters claims that the secret ingredient to great italian red sauce is pork.
I think that nearly everything we eat would be better if we added a bit of bacon? Do you agree? What dishes do you sneak bacon into to add flavor?