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This bacon appetizer is seasoned with Bloody Mary seasoning like black pepper, celery salt, Worcestershire seasoning, and tomato powder. This unique take on pig candy is great as a salty snack or as a garnish for your Bloody Mary.
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Making Bloody Mary Seasoned Bacon
To make the Bloody Mary pig candy you will just need to make the seasoning mix for the bacon and then season and cook the bacon.
Make the Bloody Mary Seasoning Mix
Making the seasoning for the Bloody Mary spiced bacon is easy and requires only a handful of ingredients. Most are common, and you should have sitting in you spice cabinet. This recipe should make roughly enough rub to season a 16 ounce package of thick cut bacon.
Tomato Powder-Tomato powder provides a base for this Bloody Mary rub. This is one of the seasonings that may not be available at your grocery store but can typically be found at local spice shops or you can buy the tomato powder on Amazon. In addition to being used in this seasoning, tomato powder makes a great addition to barbeque rubs and sauces and for making homemade tomato sauce.
Black Pepper- Coarse black pepper also makes up the backbone of this spice rub.
Worcestershire Powder- Worcestershire powder provides and umami flavor profile to the Bloody Mary inspired seasoning. We also use this powder in a number of homemade steak and barbeque rubs. Again, if you can't find it locally, it can be purchased on Amazon.
Onion Powder and Garlic Powder- You will need equal parts onion powder and garlic powder for the homemade Bloody Mary seasoning mix.
Celery Salt- This classic Bloody Mary ingredient adds to the traditional flavor of the rub.
Cayenne Pepper- A touch of cayenne pepper adds just a little heat to the spice mix. Far spicier seasoned bacon, you can increase the cayenne pepper in the rub.
Salt- Kosher salt rounds out the spice rub. We prefer to use Kosher salt for the rub due to its coarser texture.
Season and cook the bacon
We find a thick cut bacon works best for this seasoned bacon appetizer.
Place the bacon slices on a wire rack over a sheet pan. Preheat your oven 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Liberally season the bacon on one side. Cook the bacon for 15 minutes.
Next, flip the bacon over and season the other side of the bacon slices. Cook for an additional 15 minutes, or until the bacon reaches your desired doneness.
Bacon lovers unite! Take a look at some of our other bacon inspired recipes:
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- Grilled Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts
- Jalapeno Coleslaw With Bacon Aioli
- Charro Beans With Hickory Smoked Bacon
- Smoked Bacon Pimento Cheese
Remove the Bloody Mary Seasoned Bacon from the oven and let cool for about 5 minutes. Serve as an appetizer or use as a garnish for your Bloody Mary.
Extra seasoning? The bacon seasoning mix makes for a great rim seasoning for your Bloody Mary or other cocktails.
Frequently Asked Questions
Homemade rubs are always better fresh, and spices begin to lose potency over time. We recommend storing the seasoning in a sealed spice jar and using within 6 months.
Sometimes the tomato powder in the rub can cause the seasoning mix to clump after the rub has been stored. If this occurs run the rub through a spice grinder or break it up with a mortar and pestle.
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Bloody Mary Seasoned Bacon
- 16 Ounces Thick cut bacon
- 1 teaspoon Tomato Powder
- 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
- ½ teaspoon Worcestershire Powder
- ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
- ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ½ teaspoon Celery Salt
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- In a bowl or spice jar combine the seasoning ingredients.
- Preheat your oven or smoker to 400 degrees.
- Place the bacon slices on a wire rack over a sheet pan. Liberally season the top of the bacon with the seasoning.
- Cook the bacon for 20 minutes then flip the bacon over and season the other side of the bacon.
- Cook for an additional 15 minutes, or until the bacon reaches your desired doneness.
- Remove from the oven or smoker and let cool for 5 minutes before eating.