Maple Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bites

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10

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Total Time
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25

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Serves
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4

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  • Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Working one at a time, roll each tater tot in a bacon strip. Place tots on the baking sheet and brush with sweet chili sauce
  3. Bake for 15 minutes or until bacon and tots are fully cooked. Brush with additional sweet chili sauce.
  4. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve immediately.
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Serve with sweet chili or gochujang dipping sauce.

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Cauliflower and Bacon mac and cheese

Preparation
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10

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Total Time
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30

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Serves
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4

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  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  • 1375g package of Maple Leaf® Original Natural Bacon
  • 250gmacaroni pasta
  • 3cups cauliflower florets
  • 2tbsp butter
  • 2tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ½cup scallion, chopped
  • 1cup milk
  • 1cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 3tbsp water
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Heat a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Cook bacon until just crisp, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  3. Using a slotted spoon remove onto a paper towel lined plate and keep warm. Once cooled down dice them into small pieces.
  4. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook for 10 minutes. adding the cauliflower florets during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  5. Reserve 1 cup cooking water, then drain.
  6. Melt the butter in the pan used for cooking bacon over medium heat to the reserved bacon drippings in the pan.
  7. Whisk in the flour and cook, whisking, until the flour is lightly toasted.
  8. Whisk in the milk and reserved pasta water and cook until slightly thickened.
  9. Add the cheeses and whisk until creamy.
  10. Stir the pasta, cauliflower and finely diced bacon into the cheese sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Garnish with scallions and serve immediately.

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Sweet & Salty Bacon Coconut Macaroons

Preparation
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10

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Total Time
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25

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Serves
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24

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  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the milk, shredded coconut, and condensed milk.
  4. Gently stir in the flour until completely incorporated.
  5. Add 1 cup of Maple Leaf® Ready Crisp® Fully Cooked Natural Bacon Pieces and mix until evenly combined.
  6. Scoop 1 tablespoon of the mixture on a baking sheet, placing each spoonful 1 inch apart.
  7. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  8. Cool before serving.
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Want to add some extra crunch?
Add ¼ cup of crushed cashew nuts!

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Bacon Sweet Potato Mash

Preparation
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5

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Total Time
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20

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Serves
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4

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  • Preparation

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Cook bacon until just crisp, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, remove onto a paper towel lined plate and keep warm.
  4. Add heavy cream, maple syrup, butter, and cooked bacon to the prepared mashed sweet potatoes and combine until all ingredients are incorporated and have a silky texture.
  5. Add salt to taste.
  6. Serve immediately.
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Tight on time? Swap our Maple Leaf® Original Natural Bacon to our Maple Leaf® Ready Crisp® Fully Cooked Natural Bacon Pieces!

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Sausage and Bacon Pita Quesadillas

Preparation
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10

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Total Time
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15

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Serves
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4

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  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  • 1(375g pkg) Maple Leaf® Natural Original Smoked Sausage, diced
  • 4slices Maple Leaf® Original Natural Bacon, diced
  • 4pita breads
  • 1cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1cup lettuce
  • 1medium red onion, diced
  • 1cucumber, diced
  • ¼cup parsley
  • 4tbsp hummus
  1. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add bacon and sausage to skillet. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 4 to 5 minutes until crispy. Set aside.
  3. Gently cut open the pita and coat with a thin layer of cheese.
  4. Top the cheese with lettuce, red onions, bacon and sausage.
  5. Add more shredded cheese on top and fold the pita over to enclose.
  6. Carefully place the pita quesadilla in a pan and cook over medium heat until cheese begins to melt and tortilla is golden brown.
  7. Carefully flip the quesadilla and cook for 1- 2 more minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  8. Slice into quarters and serve.

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Wrapped Dog Skewers

Preparation
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10

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Total Time
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20

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Serves
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4

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  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  • 4pieces Maple Leaf® Natural Top Dogs™ BBQ Format
  • 4slices Maple Leaf® Original Natural Bacon
  • 1green pepper, cubed
  • 1zucchini, cubed
  • 1yellow pepper, cubed
  • 1red onion, cubed
  • BBQ sauce to glaze
  1. Heat grill to 400°F.
  2. Cut hot dog and bacon into quarters and wrap each piece of Maple Leaf® Natural Top Dogs™ with bacon.
  3. Alternately thread each skewer with one piece of bacon-wrapped hot dog, along with one piece of pepper, red onion, and zucchini. Repeat with each skewer until all ingredients are used.
  4. Grill over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes, turning frequently until lightly charred. Baste with BBQ sauce during last minute of grilling. Brush with additional sauce if desired.
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Pair a sweet siracha dipping sauce with this dish!

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Sausage and Cauliflower Muffins

Preparation
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5

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Total Time
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20

minutes

Serves
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12

Portions

  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  • 1(375g pkg) Maple Leaf® Natural Original Smoked Sausage, diced
  • 4slices Maple Leaf® Original Natural Bacon, diced
  • ½cup cauliflower
  • ¼cup oats – finely ground
  • 3medium eggs
  • ½cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Salt & Pepper
  1. Preheat the grill to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Cook diced sausage and bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat. Drain the fat and set aside to cool slightly.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Add the cheese, cauliflower, oats, and fully cooked bacon and sausage. Mix until combined.
  5. Fill the prepared muffin cups about ¾ full. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
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Want to kick up the flavours? Try these tips!

Once baked, sprinkle with additional cheddar cheese for an extra cheesy flavour!

Add Maple Leaf® Natural Selections® Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, diced, to the egg mixture before pouring into the muffin tray.

Add spring onions

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Hummus Dogwrap

Preparation
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5

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Total Time
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10

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Serves
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4

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  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Lay tortillas on a clean surface and spread hummus onto each one. Place tomato, lettuce, avocado, and cheese over top.
  3. Grill hot dogs, turning frequently until an internal temperature of 165°F is reached.
  4. Place two hot dogs overtop each of the tortillas. Fold in ends of tortilla and roll tightly.
  5. Place tortilla seam side down onto grill for 1-2 minutes. Turn and grill for 1-2 minutes longer or until browned.
  6. Slice in half and serve immediately.
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Sides – boiled eggs, grilled eggplant, grilled tomatoes.
Use the remaining Maple Leaf® Natural Top Dogs™ to create similar sandwiches.

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Sausage and Ham Turkish Pide

Preparation
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7

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Total Time
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22

minutes

Serves
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8

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  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  1. Scramble and cook 4 medium eggs, set aside.
  2. Add a tablespoon of oil into a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Fry Maple Leaf® Natural Top Dogs™ for about 1 to 1 ½ minutes, turning frequently.
  4. Toast hot dog buns and spread ketchup and mayonnaise onto either side of the bun. Add spinach and sliced tomatoes if desired.
  5. Slice Maple Leaf® Natural Top Dogs™ vertically. Lay open face on one half of toasted bun.
  6. Spoon scrambled eggs onto bun and sprinkle cheese over top. Top with other half of bun.
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Try using your favourite toppings that are in season and dipping in Marinara sauce.

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