Who doesn’t like Bacon? I absolutely LOVE Bacon! I mean, I could probably eat it every day of the week, but……
Besides eating it, I love to cook and season other foods with it, like green beans, black eyed peas or fresh zipper peas.
I really can’t afford to go to the store every time I need bacon. I use a lot of it, remember? 😉
I love going to Trader Joe’s and stocking up on their “Ends and Pieces” Bacon. It’s perfect for all the cooking that requires bacon grease and well, just the flavoring! I only buy uncured bacon, without the nitrites and if I can’t find any at TJ’s, then I buy Applegate.
This is really affordable ($2-3) and now that I have a TJ’s near me, I go a couple times a month and stock up!
When I get home, I pull out anywhere from 5-6 sandwich zip lock bags and I divide all the bacon among the bags. What’s cool about this bacon is that it’s already chopped and cut up for you, making it perfect for cooking a pot of beans!
I then seal them up and stick them in the freezer. So, every time I need bacon for cooking, I just get in the freezer and pull a bag out. It’s no mess and the perfect amount pre-measured!