Double Pork Breakfast Hash

Cook bacon in large (12-inch) skillet over medium heat, turning once, until crisp and browned, about 8 minutes. Transfer bacon to paper towels to cool.

Pour fat from skillet into small bowl. You should have 5 tablespoons; add vegetable oil, if needed.

Return 3 tablespoons bacon fat to skillet over medium heat. Add ham and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Add onion and red pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is golden, about
7 minutes.

Add hash browns and cook until underside is mostly golden brown, about 7 minutes. Drizzle remaining 2 tablespoons bacon fat over potatoes. Using metal spatula, turn hash browns over in sections. Continue cooking until other side is mostly golden brown, about 7 minutes.

Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until hash is completely golden brown, about 5 minutes more. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon and season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.

Servings: 6
Serving Suggestions: Top each serving with a fried or poached egg.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Marinating Time: 10 minutes

Springer Family

Springer Family Farm

Wilson County, KS

Simply Saucy Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin

Preheat oven to 450°F. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper.

Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork and brown on
all sides, about 6 minutes. Transfer to plate and cool for 10 minutes.

Wrap bacon slices vertically around pork roast; do not overlap bacon.
Tie lengthwise and crosswise with kitchen string to hold bacon in
place; tuck loose ends of bacon under string. Place on a rack in a
roasting pan, tucked-bacon side down.

Roast on rack for 15 minutes. Turn pork over and reduce temperature
to 350°F and roast for 15 minutes. Remove rack and return pork to
pan, tucked-end side up. Roast, turning occasionally until bacon is
browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of
the roast reads 145°F, about 50 minutes. Remove from oven and let
stand for 10 minutes.

Skim fat from pan juices, leaving browned juices in pan.

Add barbecue sauce and bring to simmer over medium heat, stirring to
loosen browned bits in pan; simmer 2 minutes.
Remove strings, carve pork, and serve with sauce.

Serves: 10, 6 oz. portions

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Marinating Time: 10 minutes

Wondra Family

Wondra Family Farm

Barton County, KS

Bacon-Pork Chops with BBQ Glaze

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Season pork with salt. Wrap bacon around the edges of the pork and secure with a wooden toothpick.

Mix together barbecue sauce and beer.

Heat oil in ovenproof large skillet over medium-high heat. Stand chops bacon side down in skillet, leaning against the side of pan if needed. Using tongs, in sequence, turn and stand chops along bacon-wrapped edges to lightly brown bacon, about 3 1/2 minutes (allow about 45 seconds to brown each section). Place chops, wide flat side down, in skillet and cook until underside is lightly browned, about 1 minute. Turn chops over. Spread equal amount of barbecue sauce mixture over top of each chop, letting excess run into skillet.

Place skillet with chops in oven and bake for 10 minutes. Transfer each chop to a dinner plate and let stand while making sauce.

Meanwhile, pour out fat from skillet, leaving browned bits in skillet. Heat skillet over high heat until hot. Add broth and bring to a boil, scraping up browned bits with wooden spoon, and boil until reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Top each chop with a spoonful of sauce and serve hot.

Servings: 4
Serving Suggestions: Serve with roasted potato wedges or smashed
sweet potatoes.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Bellar Family

Bellar Family Farm

Elk County, KS