Easy microwave bacon

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What better way to start the new year than with Bacon! :)

For Christmas I received a crock pot slow cooker (thanks Mom & Dad) that I have been putting to good use. My kids are thrilled with it too as dinner is ready and waiting, plus the house smells so good.

So with this new found treasure I have been trying to find recipes that everyone will enjoy. I am amazed at how many recipes there are and how easy most of them are to make.

For dinner tonight my kids picked out a BBQ Chicken Bacon Melt. Sounded good and seems simple enough to make except that you need to cook bacon to add to the meal after the slow cooker is done. Bacon is not a problem as who doesn’t love bacon?!

The cooking of the bacon is always an issue with me. It is messy, could be dangerous, fat splattering could cause a grease fire.

So I went searching for an easy way to cook bacon and who would have thought the microwave is the answer.

Yup! Super simple, easy clean up too. What more could you ask for…

First thing you want to do is cut your bacon slices in half to make it easier to fit on a plate. Make sure you have a microwave safe plate and cover it with a paper towel or two and add your slices of bacon.

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When you are done arranging your bacon slices be sure to add another paper towel to the top to cover the bacon otherwise you will have a BIG mess inside your microwave.

Step 2 - Easy Microwave Bacon
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Place the plate in your microwave. Depending on the wattage of your microwave will determine how long to cook. My microwave is 1100 watts and I cooked my bacon for 3 minutes but then added another minute because I like my bacon more crispy.

Can you believe you can actually get crispy bacon from a microwave?

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Mmmm, crispy bacon!

That’s all there is to it, can’t get much simpler than that!

Oh and clean up is super simple, throw the paper towels in the garbage and put the dish in the dishwasher :)

Have you ever microwaved bacon? How did yours come out? Leave me any comments below…

 


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