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Mini Bacon Cups

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Want a creative way to make bacon?  How about making it into a mini cup you can fill with eggs, hashbrowns, or any other filling you could think of to go with bacon?  Simple, easy, and perfect for a brunch or breakfast party... or any other meal you want some bacon yummyness in.

It's also insanely easy to do to create a beautiful "wow" factor for any gathering.
 
 
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Step 1: What You Need

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Just two very simple things:

Bacon (obviously).  I think thinner probably works better for this, because it will crisp up nicely.

A Muffin Tin. NOT A MINI ONE. Bacon naturally shrinks as some of it's fat gets melted and cooked out, and so if you use a regular size tin, your bacon cups will shrink to mini size.

Step 2: Starting Your Cup

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Start by putting your first piece of bacon in a cup.  Lay the first one directly accross so that it will support your next pieces.  You'll have to trim each piece individually to fit the cup right. A slight quarter inch overlap is good. (Remeber, they shrink!)

Step 3: Finishing Your Layering

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Put more bacon in to line the cup.  I only needed two more pieces.  Make sure there are no holes in your design.  (Chances are you will get a few holes during cooking, but making sure you don't have any before putting the bacon in the oven will hopefully cut down on the size and the amount of the gaps in your bacon.)

Step 4: Bake the Bacon!

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Place your bacon into a 400 degree fahrenheit oven, for 15 minutes or until cooked to your likeing.  Remove from the mold (there might be a little sticking, but not too much) and drain the fat off.

Step 5: Done!

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You now have some cute little bacon cups to fill with whatever youd desire!  Enjoy!
gosphero1 year ago
O... M.... G.... Bacon cups! I'm going to fill these up with anything and everything.
Basalix3 years ago
I have found that this actually works better if you use the cupcake tin upside down. Invert the pan and lay the bacon over the top of the raised sections. You should place the cupcake tin on a larger cookie sheet or casserole dish to catch the fat drippings. By cooking the bacon on the outside of the cupcake tin, the cups won't droop in on themselves of collapse. You will have a wide opening on the cup and will be able to fill them with more goodies!
Great tip! Tried your method but used my propane BBQ grill to cook them (kept my oven clean and saved on electricity). I also placed the bottom of a Pyrex casserole dish, sprayed lightly with cooking oil, on top of the bacon-covered cupcake tin while cooking to form a flatter bottom. When sides of bacon started to brown, I removed the glass dish to allow the tops (or bottom of bacon cup) to crisp up. Once I even roasted my pumpkin/squash seeds in the Pyrex dish at the same time!
Thanks for that tip Basalix!
hmm..is that scrambled eggs?
Sporkette (author)  michaelgohjs3 years ago
Yes, that is scrambled eggs :)
How did you get the eggs so fluffy?... mmmmm
looks like egg beaters. you can get eggs fluffy by adding a tablespoon of water or milk per egg to your mixture.
Yummy! Hmm...
nancycels2 years ago
Love these! Have seen similar cups made in a variety of ways but they always look so good! I can see where doing them upside down would make them less greasy. Has anyone reheated these? Made them in bulk for a party?
bethmwl3 years ago
As i was taking notes about how to make these, a few ideas sprang to mind:
--allow to cool, fill with shredded lettuce mixed with diced tomatoes and mayo and serve cold as an appetizer or quick beach/picnic bites
--fill with prepared cole slaw and again, serve cold
gdeslon113 years ago
Wow. I like it
PaleoPunk3 years ago
I tried these filled with mashed potatoes. They were delicious! Good idea.
HAIZ.... thanks to you i got drool to clean off my table now..
good job ^^
piperjon lindd53 years ago
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And I mean that in the not nice way.
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Thats so creative! oh the things i could put in a bacon cup...:)
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