9+ recipes from the South made with bacon that you won't be able to resist

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There's no such thing as too much bacon. Chances are, no matter what you are cooking, it can probably be a little better if you throw in some bacon. It's common knowledge in the South that bacon is treated more like a must-have condiment than an optional ingredient. It's just that good!
If you're stumped on what type of bacon dishes you should try next, look no further. Some of the most irresistible bacon-infused dishes have been gathered that will have you smacking your lips and asking for seconds.
Maple bacon crack
Take your bacon addiction to the next level with this savory treat. The only thing that stands between you and this delicious side is a few simple ingredients and about 20 minutes of cooking time. Get the recipe here.
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Sweet Southern BBQ beans
First, you will need to open a couple cans of pork and beans. Be sure to use the basic flavored beans as you will be the one adding all the flavor. Next, Worcestershire sauce and dijon mustard will give the beans a nice kick, while molasses adds that wonderful sweetness. Onions and garlic add a savory dimension. Finally, the bacon is the star of this dish. Get the recipe here.
Bacon jam
Why not combine bacon and jam? This is bacon jam! Serve on toast, biscuits, oatmeal, chicken — actually, you can serve this on just about anything. Below, you'll see the spread on little ham and cheese sandwiches. Get the recipe here.
Southern fried cabbage
Don't underestimate the power of cabbage and bacon. This incredibly simple dish packs a ton of flavor and compliments any meal. Got fatty bacon? Even better. Get the recipe here.
Southern corn chowder
The best Southern dishes are rich and flavorful, a little bit spicy and loaded with fresh vegetables. This Southern corn chowder recipe is a shining example. It’s amazing made with fresh, height-of-summer corn, but it’s absolutely delicious made with out-of-season or frozen corn, too. Remember to top off with bacon! Get the recipe here.
Old fashioned pinto beans
Pinto beans are a delicacy of the south. Nothing will get your mouth watering quite like a hefty pot of perfectly cooked beans and a side of delicious cornbread. If you really want to give them something they will enjoy, include the must-have secret ingredient: bacon. Get the recipe here.
Bacon-wrapped mini meatloaf
Is there anything more tasty (or more comforting) than meatloaf? If you're a bacon lover, it turns out there is. The recipe below combines moist, tender meatloaf with crispy bacon for a delicious single-serve treat. Get the full recipe here.
Bacon, egg, cheese casserole
This casserole recipe is one of our absolute favorite ways to serve biscuits, mainly because it's just as tasty with day-old biscuits as with fresh ones. While the recipe below incorporates cheddar cheese into the dough, you can just as easily make it with plain biscuits. Get the full recipe here.
Southern green beans
Greens beans are yummy all on their own, but everybody knows that bacon brings out the flavor even more. You'll absolutely love the rich taste of this Southern side.
Bacon-wrapped pork loin
Pork goes exceptionally well with sweet accents and spicy notes, and this recipe delivers both brilliantly. Incredibly easy to fix, you can put this together in just 10 minutes in the morning, and by the time you get home in the evening, dinner is ready to be served. It's a great choice for a family roast as well; the kids will love the maple syrup! Get the recipe here.
Bacon peach jam
The bold flavors of this jam will have you slathering it on anything you can find – it's just that good. Being sweet and salty with just the right amount of tang will ensure that this jam has a permanent spot on your table. Get the full recipe here.
Bacon mac and cheese
Move over Kraft. This bacon mac and cheese will soon be a family favorite. It's one that you'll enjoy on special occasions, or maybe just when you've had a long day at work. Get the full recipe here.
Split pea soup with bacon
As soon as the evenings begin to turn chilly, I crave big bowls of hearty soup and toasty grilled cheese sandwiches. Split pea is my favorite. It doesn’t look like much but, despite it boring appearance, it is luxuriously creamy and surprisingly flavorful. It also freezes well and only gets better with reheating. Get the full recipe here. ​
Sweet and spicy bacon wrapped chicken tenders
Juicy chicken wrapped in crispy, savory bacon makes this recipe a no-brainer. Who wouldn't love this? This is the type of crowd pleaser you should make for your next family gathering. Get the full recipe here.
Tator tot bacon cheeseburger casserole
Why would you use tater tots when craving a bacon cheeseburger? Because, as the recipe below points out, it's delicious. And using tater tots in place of a bun fits all of those delicious flavors neatly on a fork. But this dish is also a time-saving make-ahead meal. You can make it on a Sunday and freeze it until later that week when you need a quick and easy dinner. Get the full recipe here.
BBQ onion meatball bombs
This incredibly easy dish will blow your mind. If you need a dinner idea, then look no further than this bacon-wrapped meal plan. It can be whipped together in a few minutes and you can be sure your entire family will love it. Get the full recipe here.
Bacon wrapped tater tot bombs
You'll really impress if you serve up this dish. This bite-size appetizer won't last long. It's the best blend of a little sweet, a little savory and a whole lot of deliciousness. Get the full recipe here.
Maple candied bacon
This homemade treat isn't an ordinary dessert. This sugar-coated bacon dish proves that bacon can be used for absolutely anything. It will be gobbled up before you know it. Get the full recipe here.
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