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Bacon bits: Bacon wins 'Meat Madness' challenge, and more recipes

April 27, 2009 |  7:35 pm


It's official! Bacon wins So Good's "Meat Madness" tournament, earning enough votes to warrant the blog's distinction as the "greatest meat in the land."

So Good author/owner Jon Eick decided to hold the challenge during March so it would coincide with NCAA basketball's "March Madness" tournament, and bacon faced 31 other challengers from four meat "regions" ("Red" Meat, Pork, Chicken and Seafood). The championship round pitted bacon, the No. 1 Pork seed, against steak, the No. 1 "Red" Meat seed. Bacon was declared the winner Friday with 57% of the vote.

"While there are other meats that may or may not be as popular as bacon, no other meat has online supporters who are as fervent, motivated and organized as lovers of bacon," Eick says. In all, more than 10,000 votes were submitted during the tournament.

If you're looking for more ways to showcase the "Meat Madness" champion, here are a few new recipes from around the Internet:

I'm adding these to my list of 1,001 things to do with bacon. Follow the jump to see the list as it stands now.

-- Noelle Carter

Image courtesy of Jon Eick at sogoodblog.com. 

No. 35: Hold a bacon festival

No. 34: Add it to meatloaf

No. 33: Go BLT crazy

No. 32: Weaponize it

No. 31: Add it to risotto

No. 30: Key to longevity?

No. 29: Blame it on science

No. 28: Have fun with the Health section

No. 27: Use Padma to sell bacon burgers ... and convert bacon's unbelievers

No. 26: Make a bacon pillow

No. 25: Bacon explosion

Nos. 20-24: Make dessert

No. 19: Make a bacon-doughnut-cheeseburger

No. 18: Bacon bath salts

No. 17: Chicken-fried bacon, a.k.a. "bacon porn"

No. 16: Use bacon grease on your popcorn

No. 15: Get a bacon tattoo

No. 14: Make chocolate cupcakes with bacon cream cheese frosting

No. 13: Cover it in chocolate

No. 12: Make a bacon piñata

No. 11: Write letters about it

No. 10: Use it as currency

No. 9: Bacon chips

No. 8: Rumaki

No. 7: Lentils and bacon

No. 6: Gift it

No. 5: Maple-bacon biscuits

No. 4: Roasted potato salad

No. 3: Apple bacon coffeecake

No. 2: Panzanella

No. 1: Candied Bacon Martini

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