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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Kitchen Tip-- Bacon Grease

Here at Better Than Burgers we've decided to add a few Kitchen Tips into the mix of recipes each week. Today I wanted to start off with a super simple idea that literally changed my life. haha. I saw a pin on pinterest and for the life of me I can't find it anymore. So--- I will admit this is not my original idea and I fully give credit to whomever thought of this and posted it on the internet.

Whenever I cook bacon I always cringe when I have to find a bowl to dump the grease into. I don't have a designated "grease bowl" so I end up dirtying one of my good dishes and it makes everything greasy in the process. It's a mess. I found a simple solution and I can't believe I never thought of it before. Line a bowl with tinfoil-- leave an overhang to make clean up quick and simple. Pour the bacon grease into the tinfoil bowl. Let it sit on the counter until the grease sets and then simply pick up the tinfoil and throw it away. Easy as that. No greasy mess left behind in your dishes. No hot grease in your garbage cans and it only takes an extra 20 seconds. Now if that doesn't change your life--- I don't know what will.


  1. I think I'm going to like these Kitchen Tip segments just as much as your recipes!

  2. LOVE the idea of kitchen tips!! This is a great one, I don't know WHY I never thought of it.

  3. I have an even better tip - why not save the bacon fat and use it instead of oil when frying things where the bacon taste will fit? I use an old canning glas, pour in the slightly cooled fat before it thickens, and keep it in the fridge.
    It will keep almost forever and is almost as good as duck fat :-)

  4. It's a great idea! I can save my used foil instead of throwing it away. Thanks

  5. Thanks for this great tip. I used it tonight.

  6. I have to agree with Heidi on this one...I do the same thing. It's a great oil to use when making hash browns or eggs.