Jul 222010
 

I have been working in Austin, TX all summer and did not have the privilege of attending the Minneapolis Bacon Take-down this past weekend, but I was able to get information about all the contestants and the yummy bacon recipes they created.  You can check out a ton of photos of the event on the Metromix Blog – Kristi

Bacon Takedown Recap:

Overall winner, Kristen Olson, whose family and friends were present and decked out in piggy paraphernalia to show support, wowed the crowd with her Brown Butter Cereal Bars with Candied Bacon. Kristen took home a one-year supply of Hormel® Black Label® bacon, Analon cookware and a Bacon Takedown trophy. ·

Judges winner, Jason Goux earned top praise for his Bacon S’mores with Cherry Wrapped Bacon, taking home a six-month supply of Hormel® Black Label® bacon and Anolon cookware. ·

18 contestants · A percentage of door sales contributed to Feeding America ·

Guest judges:

  • Rachael Hutton – City Pages
  • James Norton – The Heavy Table Winners Prizes included a one-year supply and six-month supply of Hormel® Black Label® bacon, Anolon cookware and Wusthoff knives.

People’s Choice:

  • 1st: Kristen Olson – Brown Butter Cereal Bars with Candied Bacon
  • 2nd: Ashley and Chris Newberry – Uncle Beelzebubs Breakfast Bacon Bites
  • 3rd: Jason Clauson – Bacon Bombita

Judges Choice: ·

  • 1st: Jason Goux – Bacon S’Mores with Cherry Wrapped Bacon ·
  • 2nd: Ashley and Chris Newberry – Uncle Beelzebubs Breakfast Bacon Bites ·
  • 3rd: Jason Clauson – Bacon Bombita

Full Contestant List & Recipes ·

  • Ashley and Chris Newberry – Uncle Beelzebubs Breakfast Bacon Bites ·
  • Sarah Newberry – Scarborough Fair blue Ribbon Mac n Cheese ·
  • Sarah Bush – Sweet & Spicy Bacon ·
  • Celeste Larson and Joyce Lopez – Beer Battered Bacon ·
  • Jason Clauson – Bacon Bombita ·
  • Scott Mackay – Scrapple Buns ·
  • Ardell & Linda Kreuser – Uncle Bob’s Peachy Porkers ·
  • Paul & Erika Salmela – Swineapple Heaven ·
  • Brian Michaelis – Bacon Wrapped Meatballs with Sweet & Sour Sauce ·
  • Kristen Olson – Brown Butter Cereal Bars with Candied Bacon ·
  • John Henning – Chocolate Caramel Bacon Cheesecake ·
  • Nicky Stein-Grohs & Conner McCall – Bacon Peanut Butter & Chocolate ·
  • Merron Hart – Bacon Fress Pineapple ·
  • Cory Hart – Bacon Sushi Roll ·
  • Jason Goux – Bacon S’Mores with Cherry Wrapped Bacon ·
  • Danielle Booth – Bacon Parsnip Cake with Maple Bacon Glaze ·
  • Fritters Youth – Curry Sweet Potato Bacon Fritters ·
  • Richy & Bueno – Bacon Infused Vodka with BLT Garnish & Maple Bacon Infused Cherry Burbon with Bacon Pancake Garnish

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