A serving platter with bacon bowls and drink shots

Bacon bowls

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

6

Fill these bacon cups with scrambled eggs, baked beans or another favourite breakfast item. They're quick to make for an impromptu brunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per bowl

  • kcal139
  • fat11g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs0g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein9g
  • salt1.6g
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Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 10-12 rashers smoked streaky bacon, halved
    Bacon

    Bacon

    bay-kon

    Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…

To serve

  • your favourite breakfast food - scrambled egg, cooked tomatoes, baked beans, etc
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

You will need

  • 2 muffin tins that fit inside each other

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Turn a six-hole muffin tin upside down and lightly coat the bottom with cooking spray. Overlap three or four short slices of bacon so that they cover the upturned cups, then sandwich another muffin tin on top so that the bacon is nicely compressed.

  2. Put the pans on a baking tray to catch the drips and bake for 20 mins or until the bacon cups are brown and crisp. Remove the tins from the oven and leave to cool completely before taking the top tin off. Carefully peel the bacon cups away from the tin and drain upside down on a piece of kitchen paper until you need them.

  3. You’ve just cooked a delicious bowl. Now fill the bowl with a spoonful of your favourite breakfast food – Boston baked beans, a grilled tomato, sautéed potatoes, refried beans or hash browns with a sprinkle of grated cheese on top. Serve with a shot of the perfect Bloody Mary.

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