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Blue Ribbon Maple Bacon Chili

Blue Ribbon Maple Bacon Chili

1 Tbsp. canola oil
4 strips of bacon, diced
1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. ground spicy Italian sausage
1 large white onion, diced
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 cups water
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 oz.) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
¼ cup maple syrup
3 Tbsp. Halladay's Farmhouse Chili Seasoning
3 Tbsp. Halladay's Maple Bacon Seasoning
1 cup dark beer or ½ cup of bourbon, optional

Heat a large stock pot over medium heat. Add oil, bacon and onion and sauté until onions and bacon are lightly cooked and browned.

Add ground beef and sausage, cook until completely browned and no pink remains. Stir occasionally to break up meat.

Add all remaining ingredients, scraping up browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Reduce heat and simmer for at least 30 minutes until flavors are well combined.

Serve with sour cream, green onions, cheddar cheese, crisp crumbled bacon or desired toppings

Maple Bacon Chex Mix

Maple Bacon Chex Mix

2 cups Corn Chex Cereal
2 cups Wheat Chex Cereal
2 cups Rice Chex Cereal
1 cup nuts of choice
1 cup pita chips, pretzels or bagel chips, crumbled
½ stick butter
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
2 Tbsp. Halladay's Maple Bacon Seasoning

Combine cereals, nuts, and pita chips in a medium bowl. Melt butter then add maple syrup and Maple Bacon Seasoning. Pour melted butter mixture over the cereal mix, stirring as you go. Microwave mixture on high for a total of about 3 minutes; pausing to stir after each minute. Pour onto a cookie sheet and let cool. Store in a sealed container until you are ready to serve.

Maple Bacon Poppers

Maple Bacon Poppers

Filling ingredients:
2 Tbsp. Halladay's Maple Bacon Seasoning
4 slices crisply cooked bacon, drained and chopped
2 (8 oz.) blocks cream cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 medium jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced.

Coating Ingredients:
1 cup flour
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup panko crumbs

Blend softened cream cheese with Maple Bacon Seasoning. Fold in cheddar cheese, cooked chopped bacon and diced jalapeño pepper. Chill for at least one hour, until firm.

Form filling mixture into small balls. Roll in flour, then egg wash, then panko crumbs. Bake at 375°F for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Maple Bacon Deviled Eggs

6 eggs, hard boiled and peeled
1 to 2 Tbsp. Halladay's Maple Bacon Seasoning Blend
3 Tbsp. mayo
1 Tbsp. white or apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
2 pieces of bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled, for garnish (optional)

Cut cooked eggs in two, removing the yolks and setting aside the whites. Crush yolks with a fork, add Halladay's Maple Bacon Seasoning, mayo, vinegar, salt and pepper to taste. Fill egg whites with yolk mixture. Sprinkle cooked bacon crumbles on top, if desired.