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Kung Pao Bacon

Traeger Kitchen


Kung Pao Bacon

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

15 Minutes

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This Kung Pao recipe is so fiery & baconlicious, it will roundhouse kick your taste buds.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

2

Units of Measurement:

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  • 1 Tablespoon Chinese Black Vinegar

  • 1 Teaspoon soy sauce

  • 1 Teaspoon hoisin sauce

  • 1 Teaspoon sesame oil

  • 2 Teaspoon sugar

  • 1 Teaspoon cornstarch

  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Sichuan Pepper

  • 2 Clove garlic, minced

  • 1 Teaspoon ginger, minced

  • 5 Whole scallions, chopped

  • 1 Teaspoon vegetable oil

  • 12 Ounce Bacon, sliced

  • 1 Whole red bell pepper, diced

  • 1/4 Cup Peanuts, Dry-Roasted, Chopped

Steps

  • 1

    Prepare the sauce: In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, sugar, cornstarch, and Sichuan pepper. Stir until the sugar and cornstarch is dissolved and set aside.
    Ingredients
    • 1 Tablespoon Chinese Black Vinegar

    • 1 Teaspoon soy sauce

    • 1 Teaspoon hoisin sauce

    • 1 Teaspoon sesame oil

    • 2 Teaspoon sugar

    • 1 Teaspoon cornstarch

    • 1 Teaspoon Ground Sichuan Pepper

  • 2

    When ready to cook, set temperature to 375 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 3

    Combine garlic, ginger, and the white part of the scallions with 1 tsp vegetable oil in a small foil pouch. Set aside.
    Ingredients
    • 2 Clove garlic, minced

    • 1 Teaspoon ginger, minced

    • 5 Whole scallions, chopped

    • 1 Teaspoon vegetable oil

  • 4

    When grill is preheated, place bacon, bell peppers and aromatic foil packet directly on the grill. Cook for approximately 10-12 minutes, turning everything once. Dice the bacon and peppers and set aside.
    Ingredients
    • 12 Ounce Bacon, sliced

    • 1 Whole red bell pepper, diced

  • 5

    Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat until a bead of water sizzles and evaporates on contact. Add the scallion whites, garlic, and ginger, red bell pepper and bacon and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Pour in the sauce and mix to coat the other ingredients. Stir in the peanuts.
    Ingredients
    • 1/4 Cup Peanuts, Dry-Roasted, Chopped

  • 6

    Transfer to a serving plate, sprinkle the scallion greens on top, and serve. Enjoy!

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