Shout out to the home brew!
OK, so I couldn't resist not making hummus. In the spirit of those hearty lumberjacks and my random teenager bites of bacon and peanut butter sandwiches off Kevin Coolidge's lunches, one of the only other tall persons in school (we look out for each other!) - this very distant memory triggered the thought of a very brilliant paring. PB & B, except this time in hummus form!
The hummus turned out robust and so much more than just a bacon flavor. Because, yes, that gets overdone and yes, it's easy to add bacon to any sort of day part. Nutty, smokey, and just a tad of that ridiculous bacon greasy deliciousness, you smell what I'm steppin' in? It paired well with my biscuit malt heavy - maple syrup finished beer and probably would pair well with stouts, porters and richer ales.
Peanut Butter Bacon Hummus
1 can chick peas, drained (liquor reserved)
1 tablespoon tahini
11/2 tablespoons chunky peanut butter
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 strips bacon (or more), cooked and crumbled
1 tablespoon bacon grease
1 tablespoon olive oil
In a small or large food processor, blend bacon grease, nut butters, garlic, salt, and olive oil until smooth (you may need to add some bean liquor). Blend in chick peas and 3 strips of bacon crumbles until smooth. Top with crumbled bacon. Enjoy with brewski.