Smokey chunks of bacon cooked with meaty mushrooms and balsamic glazed onions make this a hearty companion to any meal.
PREP TIME: 15 minutes
COOK TIME: 25 minutes
FEEDS: 6 - 8 depending on how many other dishes are served with the meal
- 1 pound smoked bacon, diced in 1 inch chunks
- 4 shallots, ends removed and quartered
- 1.5 lb oyster mushrooms, sliced
- any mushroom will work
- 3 T balsamic vinegar
- 2 T fresh thyme, chopped
- rosemary or sage also work well
- Salt and pepper for seasoning to taste
STEP 1: COOK THE BACON
Dice the bacon into roughly 1 inch pieces. Cook in a large pan over medium heat until it's 75% done and crispy. Pour out half the bacon grease from the pan and reserve.
STEP 2: COOK THE ONIONS
STEP 3: COOK THE MUSHROOMS
Set the pan over medium high heat, and once hot, add some of the reserved bacon fat, then the mushrooms to the pan. Cook the mushrooms in an even layer and stir occasionally, adding more bacon fat as the mushrooms cook down and brown. Add the chopped fresh herbs once the mushrooms are about done. Season lightly with salt and pepper to taste.
STEP 4: COMBINE ALL TOGETHER
Once the mushrooms are finished cooking, add the reserved bacon and onions to the pan. Once everything is hot, remove from the heat and make sure it's mixed thoroughly. Serve the bacon, mushrooms, and onion in an appropriate sized bowl or dish and enjoy!