Easy Crab Cakes with Farmland® Bacon

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I wish I could proudly admit that I am one of those amazing moms who spends their Sunday evenings meal planning for the week or for the big game. No really, I really wish that I was that mom. But I'm not, on Sunday evenings I am usually yelling at my girls to get into bed so I can try and have a minute to myself. 

So when I do my weekly grocery shopping, I sometimes buy ingredients and hope that inspiration will hit me before the big game starts. This week, I bought crab from the carniceria and really wanted to make crab cakes, the perfect game day appetizer. As I started to prepare, I wondered how could I make them even more interesting? And then BOOM just like that, bacon! I always have Farmland® Bacon on hand. 

I buy Farmland® Bacon all the time, it has such great flavor, it's easy to cook with, and is always a great value. Farmland® bacon is slow smoked over real hardwoods for maximum flavor. For decades, Farmland® has taken pride in perfecting their curing and smoking technique – a difference you’ll taste in every delicious bite.

To make these amazingly

Easy Bacon Crab Cakes

you will need:

1 pack of

Farmland®

Bacon (chopped)

1 lb of Crab meat (separated)

1 cup Flour 

1 Egg

1 cup Garlic Herb Bread Crumbs

1/4 cup Mayonnaise 

1 tbsp Mustard

1 tbsp Tapatio

Instructions:

Step 1. Chop bacon and shred crab meat. 

Step 2. Mix together Mayonnaise, Mustard and Tapatio.

Step 3. Mix bread crumbs, mayonnaise mixture, and the egg,  with the crab meat. 

Step 4. Form the crab meat mixture into patties in the palm of your hand. 

Step 5. Roll the crab cake patty into the flour.

Step 6. Heat oil in a skillet and place the crab cakes to fry for about 4 minutes on each side or until nice and crispy.

I always thought crab cakes were difficult to make, I don't know why I've never made them before. But I must admit, out of all the crab cakes I've tried before, none have tasted quite like this. You know that saying, "Bacon makes everything better!" well 

Farmland®

 Bacon definitely made these crab cakes better. If you are looking for the perfect game day appetizer, you need to try this recipe, you will be amazed at how easy it is and how delicious it tastes.

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This is a compensated collaboration with Farmland® and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own.


Big Game Recipe: Spicy Chicken and Bacon Cheese Dip #FarmlandRecipe

Disclosure: This post is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Farmland® and Latina Bloggers Connect.

Let's be honest, the best part of watching the "big game" is the food. It is a guilt free day of eating any and every delicious thing you can fit in front of the t.v. For me, I usually want something easy and with a little bacon. While shopping for ingredients at Walmart, I found

Farmland® bacon

to use in my recipe. My delicious recipe that I am sharing with you today is for a Spicy Chicken and Bacon Cheese Dip. This is my favorite kind of recipe, delicious ingredients all cooked and thrown together to make something even more delicious. 

Before I get started on all the amazing-ness of my dip, I want to mention how easy it is to make homemade tortilla chips. Of course, you can always buy a bag of tortilla chips, but there is nothing like making your very own fresh tortilla chips. Chop up your tortillas and fry them in a little bit of oil until brown, easy and delicious. 

Ingredients:

1 package of Farmland® bacon

2 chicken breasts (boiled and shredded)

1 can diced green chiles (strained)

1 can diced tomatoes (strained)

2 cups of mixed cheese

Directions:

Step 1: Dice the Farmland® bacon and begin frying in the pan. Once the bacon begins to cook, move it over to one side of the pan and add the chicken, diced tomatoes and diced green chiles all to the same pan and let cook until heated through. 

Step 2: Once the Farmland® bacon, chicken, tomatoes and chiles are all heated through, add the cheese and stir until it melts. 

Step 3: Spoon the chunky, cheesy delicious dip into a bowl and enjoy! 

Word of advice, keep an eye out for little thieves in the kitchen because all of the ingredients taste delicious both before and after they're cooked. 

Check that out! Those homemade tortilla chips are perfect for scooping up a bite of spicy, chicken and bacon cheese dip. So as you plan out your recipes for the upcoming big game, pick up some Farmland® bacon and make sure you have all of the other ingredients on hand and ready to make a crowd pleasing appetizer. 

There are many options when it comes to bacon, but I am glad I discovered

Farmland® bacon

. It is slow smoked over real hardwoods for maximum flavor and has taken pride in perfecting their curing and smoking technique – a difference you’ll taste in every delicious bite.