This is a flavorful popcorn treat that makes your mouth water and disappears fast! If you toss the cooked popcorn in a paper bag, it helps to absorb any extra grease, and keeps kernels from falling to the floor. The leftovers make nice snacks for lunch boxes.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Measure the bacon grease into a 6 quart pot and place over high heat. Add one or two popcorn kernels as testers. When the test kernels pop, add the rest of the popcorn and cover with a lid. As the popcorn starts to pop, shake the pan back and forth constantly to keep the unpopped kernels on the bottom where they can pop. When the popping slows down, remove the pan from the heat and let it finish popping.

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  • Pour the popcorn into a large bowl or paper sack. Season with half of the seasoned salt and stir. Taste before adding more salt if desired. Toss with bacon bits and shredded Cheddar cheese for an extra special treat. Store leftovers in lunch sacks or sandwich bags.

Nutrition Facts

215.6 calories; 5.5 g protein; 11.3 g carbohydrates; 24.7 mg cholesterol; 200.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2009
It's bacon grease and you don't need to refrigerate it. People have been leaving it in a thick cup on their stove's for ages. I just wouldn't leave it longer than a month. Take a paper towel and cover it with a rubber band. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/05/2010
did not find it that flavorful. i was disappointed Read More
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65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2009
It's bacon grease and you don't need to refrigerate it. People have been leaving it in a thick cup on their stove's for ages. I just wouldn't leave it longer than a month. Take a paper towel and cover it with a rubber band. Read More
(104)
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2008
Made with 1/2 c. popcorn and 3 tbsp. bacon grease. Topped with 2 tbsp. of melted bacon grease and salt. very tasty but next time I will add 1 more tbsp of bacon grease for the topping for more bacon flavor. very cool idea! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2008
Yum-ay! I scaled this down to four servings for my boys and I. Simple and pretty straightforward. I omitted the cheese and bacon bits as the bacon grease would have been enough on it's own and stuck to plain salt. Surprizingly good. Would have never thought of using bacon grease to make popcorn! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2009
I have made popcorn this way my entire adult life. After frying any kind of meat ie: bacon hamburgers steak porkchops etc I love to pop corn in the pan before I wash it. Fantastic flavors!! Depending on what you cooked a little more oil may have to be added...or subtracted:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2009
At his annual Christmas Potluck at work hubs said someone brought popcorn that believe it or not was made with bacon grease. He raved about it and it caught my attention - it's hard to think of something that isn't even better with bacon so I decided to give it a whirl. As a popcorn purist I kept it plain and simple - just popped the popcorn in the bacon grease (didn't measure either) and added a little salt. It really was quite good! While it won't take the place of real buttered popcorn for me it was an interesting variation I enjoyed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
This was delicious! I only used 1/4 cup of bacon grease and plain salt - no bacon bits or cheese. The more you ate it the more you could taste the bacon. This is a fun way to change up popcorn every now and then! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2009
This was how we made popcorn when I was a kid. I also sprinkle dry ranch dressing on it instead of the cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2009
This was how we made popcorn when I was a kid. Still a go-to comfort treat. My husband thinks I'm nuts but please try it - it's great. I've never put cheese in it but I love to eat a chunk of cheddar with popcorn. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2009
I grew up with making popcorn with bacon grease too. I still make it that way. My grandmother would use an old pot on the stove and it tasted GREAT. I use popcorn popped in grease to make popcorn balls. It is a different flavor and so delicious. Thanks for posting this. I think I will make some tonight! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/05/2010
did not find it that flavorful. i was disappointed Read More
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