Canadian bacon recipe

Canadian Bacon Recipe Now In American Favorite:

Canadian Bacon Recipe Now An American Favourite, The phrase “pass the bacon” starts to have a more nutritious meaning for many health-conscious Americans incorporating Canadian bacon into their diets.

Best often known as an ingredient in Eggs Benedict, Canadian bacon’s recent improvement in popularity is caused by the low-carbohydrate diet craze. Although carb counting is not as fashionable, Canadian bacon remains a traditional cooking option since it is low in fat and high in protein.

With “bacon” in their name, consumers often confuse Canadian bacon with regular American bacon, as outlined by Philip Jones, president of Jones Dairy Farm, a major U.S. producer of Canadian bacon. However, unlike its fatty American counterpart, Canadian bacon is often a lean smoked meat produced from the tender pork loin. It’s precooked, and it has an appearance and flavour more much like ham.

Jones suggests an important difference between Canadian bacon and Canadian-style bacon. Real Canadian bacon is strictly the loin meat, but Canadian-style bacon is typically produced from sirloin hip meat and includes ground pork trim. Jones believes consumers will choose the higher-quality authentic product as it provides a more uniform appearance, better texture and superior taste.

“Real Canadian bacon provides fuller flavour and firmer texture,” said Jones. “It’s reduced ingredient that adds an excellent smoky flavour in salads, sandwiches, soups or maybe by itself.” He provides following recipe showcasing the versatility of Canadian bacon.

Cajun-Style Gumbo

Makes 5 (11/2-cup) servings

One teaspoon olive oil

One green bell pepper, diced

One medium onion, diced

Four cloves garlic, minced

Two tablespoons flour

1 (141/2-oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained

1 cup chicken or beef broth

One teaspoon dried thyme leaves

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

3/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

1 (10-oz) package frozen sliced okra, thawed

8 Jones Golden Brown precooked sausage links or patties, coarsely chopped

1 (6-oz) package Jones Canadian Bacon slices, cut into strips

2 cups hot cooked rice

1/4 cup chopped parsley

Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add green pepper, onion, garlic; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add flour; cook and stir 1 minute. Add tomatoes, broth, thyme, oregano, pepper sauce; provide simmer. Cover; simmer 5 minutes. Stir in okra and sausage; simmer covered 5 minutes. Stir in Canadian bacon; simmer uncovered 3 minutes. Ladle into five shallow bowls; top with rice, parsley.

Cajun-Style Gumbo made better with real Canadian bacon.

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