Ever tried to cook bacon in a crock pot?
It’s not my favorite method, but it is a big time/effort saving method. So it’s worth sharing!
Why cook bacon in a crock pot?
Our family was given a huge box full (45 pounds worth!) of bacon, and I needed to do something with it. While I love making it like this for the freezer, I knew that 45 pounds of bacon would take hours and hours to bake. So I decided to try putting it in the crock pot and walking away. :)
It was frozen at the time, so it seemed completely full when I put it into the crock. A few hours later, it had cooked down to this, ha!
I drained it (saving the grease to use when I make green beans, so delicious!). And I froze the cooked bacon in baggies. Everytime we want to add bacon to a meal, I simply throw some in a skillet and rewarm/crispt it up!
How to Cook Bacon in a Crock Pot
- Put frozen or thawed bacon in a crock pot – as much as you can fit.
- Cover and cook on high for 4 hours.
- Drain, saving the grease for future needs.
- Freeze cooked bacon in freezer bags until needed.
- Rewarm/crisp bacon in a skillet before serving.
Sound weird? Yes. It kind of is. :)
But if you have a large amount of bacon you want to get cooked quickly, this is one way to do it!
You could try reheating bacon in Air Fryer, if you have one.
Would you cook thawed bacon for 4 hours, as well?
Wow, I never thought of using a crockpot. I need to try this! Thank you for sharing!