Tested till perfect Peameal Bacon Sliders
Peameal Bacon Sliders
Photography by Jeff Coulson

Peameal Bacon Sliders

A classic Canadian staple becomes an instant hit in bite-size form. Mini-buns are available in many grocery stores or on special order from some bakeries. Or cut a loaf of focaccia in half through its depth to make two layers, then cut into 1-1/2-inch (4 cm) squares.? Garnish these delightful little sandwiches with pickled onions and gherkins.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Special Issue: Holiday Best 2009

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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  • Portion size 24 pieces


  • 1 1small sweet onionsweet onions or Vidalia onion
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tsppepper
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupsodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupmaple syrup
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupgrainy mustard
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspolive oil
  • 2 lb 2lbpeameal bacon, sliced 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick
  • 24 24mini bunmini buns, or small dinner rolls
  • 24 24gherkin picklegherkin pickles or cornichons or cocktail onions or pickled peppers
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Cut onion into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick rings. In skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook onion and half each of the salt and pepper until softened, about 8 minutes.

Add chicken broth; cook, stirring, until no liquid remains, 8 minutes. Set aside and keep warm.

In large bowl, combine maple syrup, mustard, and remaining salt and pepper; set aside.

In nonstick skillet, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat; cook bacon, in batches and adding more oil if necessary, turning once, until tender and golden, about 4 minutes. Cut each slice into 4 pieces. Add to maple mixture; toss to coat. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate onion and bacon mixtures in separate airtight containers for up to 24 hours. Reheat onions.)

Cut buns in half; broil, cut side up, on baking sheet until golden and toasted, about 1 minute.

In saucepan, warm bacon mixture over medium heat, 1 to 3 minutes. Stack 4 pieces bacon on each base of bun; top with onions then top half of bun. Secure with gherkin-skewered toothpick.

Additional information :

Nutritional Information Per piece:

cal 207 pro 11g total fat 7g sat. fat 2g
carb 26g fibre 1g chol 21mg sodium 981mg
potassium 194mg

% RDI:

calcium 4 iron 10 vit A 1 vit C 2
folate 12
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