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Smoky Bacon Butter

Smoky Bacon Butter

This Smoky Bacon Butter is one of the easiest ways to add extra smoke flavor to steaks, chops, prime rib, or vegetables is like corn. This easy bacon butter is decadent and creamy, and will quickly become one of your favorite go to compound butters.
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Course: Toppings
Cuisine: American Food
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Derrick Riches and Sabrina Baksh


  • 1 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 3-4 strips cooked bacon, finely chopped or crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Cook bacon in skillet until browned and crispy. Remove, drain, and let the bacon cool for 20 minutes. Chop and set aside.
  • Place softened butter, bacon and remaining ingredients into a food processor. Pulse 6-8 times, until well combined. Scoop out into a serving bowl and use immediately.
  • To serve cold, spoon butter mixture out onto a large piece of plastic wrap (or parchment paper). Using plastic as a guide, roll into a evenly shaped log. Twist ends of plastic and fold under. Place into refrigerator for 1-2 hours before using. To use, slice off your desired amount and add to your favorite foods.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week after preparation.