Zuppa Toscana with Sugar Free Naked Bacon (Dairy Free)

Want to know the secret to everybody’s favorite soup? Bacon! Really, really, ridiculously good bacon, of course.

You might have tried Zuppa Toscana at your local Olive Garden, but when it’s from scratch at home with the best, highest quality ingredients out there, it’s on a whole new level of deliciousness. Plus this version is dairy free and sugar free, made with all natural Naked Bacon. Add this soup to your Whole30, Gluten Free, or Paleo meal plan!!

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The first step is to cook Naked Bacon, set it aside, then sauté the vegetables in the rendered bacon fat. Trust us on this one, it makes ALL the difference. Add in the sausage, broth, and allow the soup to simmer together for a while. The flavor of the broth is made so much richer because of the bacon!

Add in the kale at the very end, and once the soup is ready, top each bowl with crispy Naked Bacon for a crispy crunch and flavor punch in every bite. You’ve got to try it!

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Zuppa Toscana (Whole30, Paleo, Gluten Free)


Ingredients:
6 slices Original Sugar-Free Naked Bacon
1 lb. mild Italian Sausage
4 cups chicken stock
6 baby potatoes, sliced
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups kale, roughly chopped into bite sized pieces with stems removed
1/2 cup unflavored, unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp fresh thyme
salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

Chop the bacon into bite-sized pieces. In the bottom of a large stock pot, cook the Naked Bacon over medium heat, stirring, until crispy. Remove it with a slotted spoon and set it aside. Add the sausage to the same pot and brown, breaking it apart as it cooks.

Add the onion and garlic and sauté together, stirring, for about 3-4 minutes. Stir in the chicken stock and baby potatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce and simmer together for about 12 minutes, until the potatoes and cooked through.

Stir in the kale and almond milk and simmer together until the kale is softened. Season with thyme and salt and pepper. Serve in bowls, and sprinkle with the chopped Naked Bacon. Enjoy!

Head to our Shop Page to place your order of Whole30 Approved Naked Bacon!

Toasted Sesame-Ginger Bacon Arugula Spread (Think Pesto…)

We needed a Naked Bacon spread.. So we made one!! It’s wonderfully flavorful and adds a punch to any sandwich!!

Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Awesome!

Gather your supplies!

 

4-5 large handfuls of arugula

1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds

3/4 cup sesame seed oil (varies depending on consistency you want)

1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds

2 in ginger root

2 T Naked Bacon fat

3 slices Sugar Free Naked Bacon

salt pepper to taste

1/4 C. maple syrup

 

 

First fry up your Sugar Free Naked Bacon and save about 2 T of the fat.


Toast Sesame Seeds to lightly brown.


Grate Ginger Root.


Place all ingredients in a food processor and chop it up!! 


Spread on delicious Companion Crostini or other hearty bread!



The Perfect Naked Bacon

Oscar Mayer may have a wiener mobile, but if you ask us, that’s compensating for something. Our bacon doesn’t shrivel up when it’s cooked (seriously, we don’t inject it with water), so that means we got the biggest strip in town baby!

Here is how to get the most out of that big boy so you can feed that family of yours!

Instructions

Take a baking sheet with a slight lip and cover in aluminum foil

Lay out strips on aluminum foil

Preheat oven to 375°

Once ready, place bacon in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes

Remove and let cool for several minutes before serving


There you have it, the best bacon and the best way to cook it. If you need some extra bacon (remember, bigger is better) check out the store to get some all-natural kick ass bacon.

 

Naked Bacon Wrapped Filet

So, do you love steak? How about bacon? Of course you do... they're both amazing (if you don’t, seek help). We don’t eat the food that our food eats.

Here is a recipe to put together one of the best bacon wrapped filets money can buy and it's probably better than any steakhouse filet. “Why?” you ask. Because it’s wrapped in Naked Bacon™, enough said!

Instructions:

Coat filet with olive or grapeseed oil

Add a pinch of sea salt, coarse black pepper and garlic salt to both sides

Sear all sides of filet in skillet to seal in juices

Wrap the filet with a strip of bacon of your choice (see our options in our store)

Secure the bacon with a kitchen string or toothpicks

Place in convection oven at 450 degrees until desired doneness

 

There you have it, a Naked Bacon™ wrapped filet! It’s amazing, delicious, bacony, awesome and many other adjectives that need not be explained.

 

The Naked Bacon Bloody Mary

After a long night out, we all wake up feeling pretty damn awful. It’s a given, we won't lie about it. What does your body need aside from a possible hair of the dog? Bacon.

Here are some steps to incorporate the best bacon into one of the best hangover drinks:

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The Drink

• 1 shot of vodka (you’re the hung over one, you choose it)
• 10 oz tomato juice
• 1 splash of Worcester sauce
• 1 oz olive juice
• 1 pinch of black pepper
• 1 pinch of sea salt
• 1 stalk of celery

The Bacon

Use a skillet to fry up some of our jalapeño flavored Naked Bacon, once properly cooked, put a skewer through one strip and insert into the drink (or stuff it in there depending on how bad the morning really is).

And there you have it, not only can it cure the worlds worst headache but it will certainly give you a little kick from our jalapeño flavored Naked Bacon.

To order some Jalapeno or other bacon products, check out the store.