Thursday, March 7, 2013

Peanut Butter Bacon Hummus

Let's rewind for a sec and talk about homebrew! A few weeks ago I unveiled my homebrew, Fat Lumberjack, for a small group of friends. They dressed up in plaid flannel, suspenders, and even accessorized with axes for the party. Everyone looked awesome! Some friends even brought over homemade maple rice pork belly sushi for the occasion.
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. 


Heather S-G said...

Home Brew? Awesome! I have always wanted to try brewing my own...what an inspiration! And the hummus - holy vaca, that sounds crazy good.

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table said...

So I just posted beer hummus last week and I totally thought did made PB-bacon beer hummus when I saw that craft brew. etiher way, bacon is genius and is going in beer hummus, round 2!

Ruth Abatzoglou said...

Bacon hummus, now this sounds wonderful!

Peter G | Souvlaki For The Soul said...

Home brew? And more hummus! Is there anything you can't do? This sounds very delicious Anna!

Banana Wonder said...

@heather - You should do it! I bet you'd make some incredible brewski!

Laura - Guest post for reals?

Ruth - Don't forget the PB!

Peter - Yes, if you come to states soon, there will be some for you.

Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy said...

Girl I am so impressed by your mad brewing skillz! I wish I could try some! Anna, you re the hummus queen!

Alex Abatzoglou said...

Congratulations Anna on another successful event! You always amaze me.

Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli said...

I canNOT believe I've never thought of this...hmm, I bet it would make one KILLER banana sandwich! ;)