Food + Gifts

Homemade Bacon Salt + Bacon Salt Gift Tag Printables

September 19, 2011

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I really believe that the best gifts are homemade.

Not only are homemade gifts more thoughtful, but they’re usually pretty inexpensive, too. It’s the best of both worlds.

If this one looks too advanced or gourmet for you, let me tell you: It’s not. Making your own (non-vegetarian) (non-kosher) flavored bacon salt gifts is actually pretty simple.

This easy little favor starts with a recipe. And this easy little recipe starts with 9 pieces of bacon. Get them all cooked up to a perfect crisp in your oven or on your griddle…

…and eat 5 of them.

(Am I the only one who cooks more bacon than I need every time?)

Let the last four cook until they’re nearly burnt. Not burnt burnt, but just a little more cooked than you’d like them to be.

Then you take those 4 overcooked pieces of bacon, along with some sea salt and some pepper…

…mash the bacon into oblivion…

…then mix it all together. You can stir, you can shake. Whatever strikes your fancy.

And that’s it!

You’re now the proud owner of a jar full of delicious bacon-flavored seasoning.

The “gift” part of this comes from pouring your homemade bacon salt into a cute little canning jar (this recipe is the perfect amount to fill a 4 ounce canning jar) and attaching a gift tag with a bit of baker’s twine.

Oh, what’s that? You don’t already have a strangely specific “Homemade Bacon Salt” gift tag at home?

Well it must be your lucky day because I’ve got a printable page full of them for you!

Yep, just click on the link below and print out the page. You could glue the tags onto colored cardstock, grommet ’em and tie them on with twine like I did, or print out these tags onto sticker paper and slap them on the lid of your jar as a label.

>> Bacon Salt Gift Tags

Ready to get shakin’? The full recipe and exact measurements for the bacon salt is right here.

Homemade Bacon Salt
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Ingredients
  1. 4 slices of bacon
  2. 1/4 cup coarse sea salt
  3. 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon strips in the oven or on a griddle until they're just overcooked.
  2. In a food processor or plastic bag, blend or crush bacon strips until there are only small chunks and a paste begins to form.
  3. In a bowl or jar, stir or shake together the bacon with the sea salt and pepper until well-mixed. Transfer to an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator when not in use.
Taryn Williford http://tarynwilliford.com/
What do you eat it on? Well, almost anything! It’s great on baked potatoes or macaroni and cheese, adding the bacon salt to taste whereever you’d add regular salt.

Yum, right?

If you need to double this recipe to make a batch for yourself, I totally understand.

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Comments

  1. Eliz

    Wow, that looks delicious. Do you have any good recipes for macaroni and cheese?

    1. Taryn

      Thanks so much! I’m a big fan of With Style & Grace, so it means a lot to hear that!

  2. Kim Bitson

    how do you store it? my husband thinks that the salt will keep it but i want to make sure.

  3. kim

    ah i totally missed that part in the directions. silly mom brain! cant wait to try this!

    1. Taryn

      Haha mom brain! Yeah, just keep it in the fridge when you’re not using it. So glad you like it!

  4. Raven

    I know several men that will be getting this treat at Christmas time!

    1. Taryn

      Great idea! This is definitely a gift anyone could appreciate. Except vegetarians, I guess ;P

  5. Alyssa

    I love, love, love this. I, however would have to make about 15 pieces of bacon. Enough for me, my hubby and my kids to “sneak” some. Great photos, great post!

    1. Taryn

      Thanks so much. I hope your bacon-loving hubby and kids get their fill!

  6. Debs @ DKC

    Lovely idea, I’ll be making this very soon. How long will it last in the fridge? Until all gone I know LOL, but in general?

    1. Taryn

      I’m not sure, Debs. I’ve been told that cooked Bacon can keep in the fridge for up to 3 months, so that would probably be a good frame of reference. But the salt should help keep the little bits fresh for even longer.

  7. bonnie

    I just made this today, and it is amazing! I made enough to fill 6 little jars that hold 2oz each, to add as little extra gifts to give with holiday backing this year. We had to try some with our dinner and it was a hit with the big and little man in my house. Thanks for sharing this, and for the great printable tags too!

  8. Debbie

    Love this! Your directions are always so easy to follow. And I love your wicked sense of humor! You rock!!!

  9. Mom at Home

    Can be made with beef bacon for those of us who do not eat pork.

    And that way is certainly gonna get tried here :o)

  10. Patti

    Hi, I made a bunch of jars of this for gifts for the holidays. I just tried last night before giving them away and realizing that it’s really really salty. I know … duh it’s bacon SALT! but i have to use it so sparingly that not too much of the bacon flavor comes through. Did I do something wrong? Is it possible the salt I bought was too course? The granules are pretty large.

    Any tips on maybe cutting the saltiness slightly or amping up the bacon flavor?

    Thanks! Very cute packaging/labels :)

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  13. Aimee

    ok so I also totally missed the instruction about storing it and now it has been on the counter for about a week….. yikes! Should I just try again?

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