17 Ratings
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  • 4 Rating Star 3
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  • 3 Rating Star 2
  • 1 Rating Star 1

A crisp bowl made of bacon with lettuce and tomato inside. Great for appetizers or a party. Served room temperature, these are sure to be a hit!

prep:
25 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
additional:
30 mins
Servings:
9
Max Servings:
9
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Turn two muffin tins upside down, and cover the outside of 9 cups with aluminum foil. Set aside.

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  • Weave the bacon into a mat that is 9 strips across and 9 strips wide. Cut into 9 even squares. Place each square over one of the foil covered muffin cups.

  • Bake the bacon in the preheated oven until crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove the bacon cups from the pan and allow to cool completely. Once cooled, fill each with some lettuce and tomato halves. Top with shredded Cheddar cheese. Serve at room temperature.

Tip

Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

157.95 calories; 10.41 g protein; 1.98 g carbohydrates; 11.99 g fat; 33.47 mg cholesterol; 507.18 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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elirt
01/26/2009
I got rave reviews of this. I filled with romaine lettuce and grape tomatoes tossed with blue cheese dressing. I tested out making smaller ones using my small pastry/candy sized baking tin (normally I use it for peanut butter cups) and although they didn't make as pronounced of a cup shape they worked really well and turned into bite sized BLT bowls! The large ones were difficult to share as well as made for a lot of bacon for one person to eat during a party (only appetizers were set out) and for 15 strips of bacon I only got 5 big cups. I got several little cups from just a few slices so I'll work on perfecting the smaller size next time around. I'm guessing if I wrap around (rather than weave) I could manage smaller cups.
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Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
04/15/2018
These were super difficult to make I would not try this again. Very frustrating.
17 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 9
  • 4 Rating Star 3
  • 2 Rating Star 2
  • 3 Rating Star 2
  • 1 Rating Star 1
elirt
01/26/2009
I got rave reviews of this. I filled with romaine lettuce and grape tomatoes tossed with blue cheese dressing. I tested out making smaller ones using my small pastry/candy sized baking tin (normally I use it for peanut butter cups) and although they didn't make as pronounced of a cup shape they worked really well and turned into bite sized BLT bowls! The large ones were difficult to share as well as made for a lot of bacon for one person to eat during a party (only appetizers were set out) and for 15 strips of bacon I only got 5 big cups. I got several little cups from just a few slices so I'll work on perfecting the smaller size next time around. I'm guessing if I wrap around (rather than weave) I could manage smaller cups.
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SHORECOOK
08/16/2010
AWESOME! This is a BLT without the bread. (You could add croutons). I made a 6 slice by 6 slice mat on a piece of parchment paper. Then cut through the paper and bacon with kitchen shears making 4 bowls. I flopped the bacon mats on the backside of oven-safe "monkey dishes" (little ramekins) and peeled off the parchment paper. I baked it at 350 until it browned (350 so my dishes wouldn't break). Then I put the mat of bacon inside the dish and back in the oven to get the other side browned. Be careful it's hot! I used "ove gloves". It took a while and I thought it was a pain but first bite it was OMG! So crispy and delicious! This is 5 stars all the way!! I will be making these again. Thank you KoalaFace for sharing such an AWESOME recipe!
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emstanto
01/19/2011
So fabulous. Ok so your house might smell like bacon but these are truly wonderful. I put a little squirt of mayo on the bottom of the cups before i put in the lettuce and tomato. Also my bacon generally needs about 20-30 mins to bake. I take a piece of bacon and cut it in thirds. Halfs is too bit but sometimes thirds is a bit small to put over the mini muffin tins. But this size is perfect for one big bite. I brought it to three different holiday parties and it was the first app to go. Enjoy!
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Colleen Myers
11/03/2008
I made these last year for Thanksgiving. They look really great. I just threw together a regular old salad and tossed with dressing and then placed into bacon bowls at dinnertime. My guest were really impressed.
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Cooking 101
03/12/2008
These are very good and make a pretty appy. Thanks for the post.
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Clay Stouder
02/05/2012
Made these for SB XLVI...everyone loved them. I didn't use the cheese and instead of foil I used muffin cups. Will make again!
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meow173
09/19/2011
great idea but they did NOT turn out like that for me. they fell apart:(
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Ang-in-GA
11/18/2011
yum! Made these tonight and put in the Fresh Express apple cheddar salad in each one and served with a dinner we had with friends. The combo of the Bacon and Apple and cheese was excellent. and since it was a quick to put together salad mix I did not mind the time it took to make the bacon baskets at all!
(8)
peanut_gallery
12/16/2012
Skipped the cheese and mixed the lettuce and tomato with a little bit of mayonnaise. Tasted just like a BLT without the bread. I used a muffin tin turned upside down on a cookie sheet. It took about 40 minutes for the bacon to get crisp. I figured that the cookie sheet restricted the heat somewhat therefore taking longer to cook. It didn't matter they still came out perfect.
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