Homemade Bacon Salt

This Homemade Bacon Salt is perfect for sprinkling on popcorn, rimming a Bloody Mary, or finishing off a steak. Plus, it makes a great DIY gift! | platingsandpairings.com

This Homemade Bacon Salt is perfect for sprinkling on popcorn, rimming a Bloody Mary, or finishing off a steak. Plus, it makes a great gift!

This Homemade Bacon Salt is perfect for sprinkling on popcorn, rimming a Bloody Mary, or finishing off a steak. Plus, it makes a great DIY gift! | platingsandpairings.com

This Homemade Bacon Salt is perfect for sprinkling on popcorn, rimming a Bloody Mary, or finishing off a steak. Plus, it makes a great DIY gift! | platingsandpairings.comI’ve recently discovered a magical ingredient that instantly makes almost any recipe it’s added to ten times better – Homemade Bacon Salt. It’s smoky, salty flavor can add a little something extra to just about anything. My favorite ways to use it?

  • Sprinkled over Chocolate Chip Cookies just before baking.
  • To rim my Bloody Mary glasses.
  • As the perfect finishing touch to a Caramel Sundae.
  • To top off a perfectly cooked Filet Mignon.
  • As a Popcorn seasoning.
  • Stirred into my Scrambled Eggs.
  • Etc., etc., etc….

This Homemade Bacon Salt is perfect for sprinkling on popcorn, rimming a Bloody Mary, or finishing off a steak. Plus, it makes a great DIY gift! | platingsandpairings.comBacon Salt is also incredibly easy to make. It takes just three ingredients and half an hour. I start by baking an entire package of bacon in a 375 degree oven. The trick to getting crispy bacon this way is to bake it on cookie racks that are placed over baking sheets, allowing the air to circulate around the bacon and get every nook and cranny perfectly browned and cooked. Once the bacon has crisped up, and cooled, it’s finely chopped and added to a good amount of kosher salt and a dash of black pepper.

In order to really make that bacon flavor stand out, I went with a ratio of about three-quarters bacon to one-quarter salt. The result? Smoky, salty, buttery and with just a hint of spice from the black pepper. I immediately wanted to sprinkle it on everything

Bacon Salt deserves to be shared… It makes a perfect parting gift for dinner guests, and easy DIY Christmas Gift, or just the perfect way to brighten up someone’s Tuesday! I like to package it up into decorative glass jars and attach a small salt spoon and decorative label for an extra special touch. But if you’re not in the sharing mood, this bogarted Bacon Salt can also be stored in your refrigerator for up to three weeks. And, if you’re anything like me, it will be gone long before then…

This Homemade Bacon Salt is perfect for sprinkling on popcorn, rimming a Bloody Mary, or finishing off a steak. Plus, it makes a great DIY gift! | platingsandpairings.com

What would be your favorite way to use this Bacon Salt? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

This Homemade Bacon Salt is perfect for sprinkling on popcorn, rimming a Bloody Mary, or finishing off a steak. Plus, it makes a great DIY gift! | platingsandpairings.com

Homemade Bacon Salt

Course: Seasoning
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Author: Inspired by Smithfield
This Homemade Bacon Salt is perfect for sprinkling on popcorn, rimming a Bloody Mary, or finishing off a steak. Plus, it makes a great gift!
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Ingredients

  • 1 12- ounce package bacon
  • ¾ cup coarse kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Arrange bacon slices on a cookie rack placed on a cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 25-30 minutes, until crisp. Drain on paper towels and allow to cool completely.
  4. Chop bacon very finely using either a knife or food processor. Mix with salt and pepper.
  5. Pack into small jars to give as gifts. Keep refrigerated.

Looking for more ways to bring on the bacon? Give these a try:

This Homemade Bacon Salt is perfect for sprinkling on popcorn, rimming a Bloody Mary, or finishing off a steak. Plus, it makes a great DIY gift! | platingsandpairings.com

28 comments

  1. Megan Marlowe

    This would be awesome on all the things you listed. I especially would love to rim it on a a blood mary! YUM!

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    1. Erin

      Agreed Megan – It’s making me eager for the weekend!

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      1. MJ

        I went to a place which had a bloody mary with bacon infused bourbon and bacon infused salt on the rim with pickled green beens OMG!!!

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        1. Erin

          That sounds amazing!!!

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  2. Create/Enjoy

    Ooooh, that sounds gooooood!! Great list of places to use it, too! The popcorn and sundae sound amazing! That fried rice with bacon recipe also looks great!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thanks Suzannah – The popcorn with bacon salt happens in our house at least weekly.

      Reply

  3. Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen

    This would be the perfect addition to SO many dishes and drinks, Erin. And I’m totally craving a Bloody Mary now!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      I could go for one too – Cheers Ashley!

      Reply

  4. Natasha @ Salt & Lavender

    So simple, but so good. I looove salt so yeah, this is right up my alley haha.

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    1. Erin

      I’m with you Natasha – Totally obsessed with all things salty 🙂

      Reply

  5. Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife

    I love bacon salt but have never made it at home. Can’t wait to try this!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      I hope you enjoy Marlynn!

      Reply

  6. Mary

    Picture this. My Smoked Bloody Marys (made with smoked tomatoes and smoked bacon for garnish), with THIS bacon salt on the rim. Brunch is forever changed for the better! I think we should make that happen!!!

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    1. Erin

      Sounds absolutely amazing Mary – We definitely need to make that one happen!

      Reply

  7. carlos at Spoonabilities

    This is a great idea to add a touch of bacon to your popcorn.

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    1. Erin

      Thanks Carlos – It’s definitely one of my favorite uses for this Bacon Salt!!!

      Reply

  8. Brianna Gibson

    About how much does this recipe make? I’m excited to make this as part of my family’s Christmas gift baskets.

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    1. Erin

      Hi Brianna – This makes about 2 1/2 cups of bacon salt. Happy Holidays!

      Reply

  9. Leigh

    It is great on baked potatoes with butter and sour cream, stirred in with mashed potatoes with butter, and topping scallopped potatoes. I also use bacon salt on any beef – roasts, steaks, burgers, etc. – instead of regular salt.

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  10. Gayel

    Add to Sausage Meat Mixture to add Flavor.

    Reply

  11. Dave

    How does it keep? Do you leave it on the counter? Or fridge it?

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    1. Erin

      Hi Dave – You should keep this stored, covered in the refrigerator.

      Reply

  12. Suzanne

    Fine or coarse salt? I’m making this for a rim salt. Thanks

    Reply

    1. Erin

      I would use coarse kosher salt Suzanne!

      Reply

  13. simone

    omg my husband and kids resseled me for the jar Erin this recipe is soooo good, come christmas time i will have to make for every one or maybe not 🙂

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    1. Erin

      Ha ha! I’m so happy it was a hit with your family Simone! What did you do with yours?

      Reply

  14. Anne

    This is a great version of bacon salt; the proportion is just right. I candied a few pieces of the bacon, for a little twist on flavor. Also, used high quality bacon (Neuske applewood smoked), which makes a huge difference in the bacon-y, smoky goodness. I’m giving this to friends…but only the ones I really, really like. 🙂

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    1. Erin

      Ha – Love it Anne! 🙂

      Reply

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