Bacon Cups filled with Sweet Potato Hash

A few months ago I went to a Bacon Party… yep, it sure was amazing… but when I had to come up with a bacon themed recipe I just couldn’t pass this one up. You make cups out of bacon and fill them with a hash of sweet potatoes… can’t get much better!

For the superbowl this year I’m going to make the same thing, but use a variety of potatoes for a cool color combo… purple, white and orange! I’ll post pics when those ones are done.

You will need:

  • 2 lb bacon
  • 4 potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • olive oil
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • paprika, cayenne, salt & pepper

Making Bacon Cups (this can be done a day in advance- you will just need to throw everything in the oven the day of and they will crisp right back up)

  • Use a muffin tin and line the cups with bacon. I used the mini muffin tin so the bacon cups would be bite sized.
  • Cook these in the oven at 400 until they are crispy
  • Use tongs to take them out of the tin, leaving behind the bacon grease. (reserve a little bacon grease for cooking the potatoes if you arereally trying to bring home the bacon!)

Sweet Potato Hash

  1. Chop up the potatoes into small cubes (about 2cm squares). Also chop up the onions and dice the garlic.
  2. I like to use my big flat double burner griddle for these (it crosses over two burners…honestly I use it for everything!), but you could also use a pancake griddle or your biggest frying pan.
  3. Add olive oil to the pan (or bacon grease if you are so inclined) then saute the onions until they are nice and soft. Add the garlic and the potatoes, a sprinkling of salt and pepper as well as some cayenne and paprika, and crumble some bacon over it from a few of your bacon cups that didn’t come out very “cup-like”. (the ones that look weird… just crumble them in!).
  4. Once the potatoes are getting crispy and brown on the outside add the kale (chopped up). It will wilt down to about half or 1/4th of the size, so be generous with the kale! Taste it and add more seasonings as needed. Remember the bacon cups will be salty so don’t over salt the potatoes.
  5. Finally, scoop the hash into the bacon cups and voila! Deliciousness is served…

I put these in some small cupcake liners so that people could eat them more easily, because the bacon cups need to be heaped up with the hash to make a good bacon-hash ratio. It also means you can use some bacon cups that didn’t come out as well as you wish they had.

If you make these a few hours ahead of time, just put them in a pyrex and throw the whole thing in the oven for 10 -15 minutes. It will heat up the hash and crisp up the bacon so they end up just amazing and perfect! My mouth is watering already. Enjoy!


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Brian February 20, 2012 at 9:51 am

This has to be the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen. How delicious were they?


March 11, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Oh, these were so yummy! They’ve been a hit every time I make them…


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