Bacon Cheese Broccoli Recipe
Well, I haven’t made it but it sure sounds delicious. I bought a bag of broccoli crowns with cheese from the supermarket the other day. It is Green Giant’s frozen value bag so it should keep me filled with vegetables when I don’t have any fresh ones in my refrigerator. I wanted to eat them tonight but then I thought “why don’t I just make my own fresh batch?”
Cheese itself is a pretty controversial food as being paleo. A lot of paleo people still enjoy cheese even though it’s been known as more a primal food than being a strict paleo product. I, myself, had stopped eating cheese for the past year. As I continue to test my body and try different foods, I’m slowly incorporating it back into the diet. However, I am not messing around with McDonald’s cheddar cheese and other processed cheeses. I’m more inclined to go with aged raw cheeses that have more health benefits and less lactose.
Well, I wanted to make my own broccoli and cheese recipe. Here’s my plan without even creating it yet. First, prepare your broccoli crowns. I don’t like eating broccoli stems and I prefer just to buy the broccoli crowns as they have more nutritional value. Fill up a sauce pan with about 1/4 water and then turn on the stove. Once it is boiling, you can throw in the broccoli crowns to let it steam. Once the water disappears, you will have cooked broccoli that’s ready for some delicious toppings! Set the broccoli aside in a bowl and let it cool.
For the cheese, I plan to try out Trader Joe’s Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I heard it is grass-fed and delicious I will cut up some blocks and melt them in a saucepan. I’ll add a dash of salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic power, and Worcestershire sauce. Once it’s completely melted with the ingredients, I’ll then pour it over the broccoli. Wa-lah! Broccoli with cheese. It sounds great!
Wait! We forgot to add the bacon. For those fanatics that want to add some bacon in this recipe, I suggest you get a few strips of bacon (or more if you want) and cut them up in little pieces. I suggest bacon bit size. I would just throw those into the broccoli sauce pan as it is steaming. It should be cooked at the same time the broccoli is completed.
If you want an extra crunch in the bacon, you could also just pan fry the little pieces of bacon by themselves. Once you have a bunch of crunchy pieces of bacon, you can throw them right onto the broccoli with the cheese topping.
The recipe sounds good. I should try it.
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