Bacon Harvest Medley


The weather has definitely transitioned to fall here in Portland and this has made me really excited about Autumn’s bounty. The squashes, apples and pumpkin everything, along with pretty colors, dancing leaves and smell of warm spices. I definitely love summer, but fall is so magical and cozy. Not only that, but it gets us into the holiday season, which I absolutely adore.

With that said, I tossed together this fall-inspired saute the other day. It’s sweet and smoky with warm cinnamon spice. It makes for a delicious side dish, and I think it would pair especially well with chicken or turkey. Hope you enjoy it!


  • 5 strips good quality peppered pork bacon, chopped
  • 1 medium beet, chopped into cubes
  • 1 large apple, chopped (I used braeburn)
  • 2 dried Turkish figs, chopped
  • 1/4 large green cabbage, chopped
  • 1/4 cup bone broth
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Himalayan sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Heat large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped bacon and stir. Continue to cook for a few minutes, until bacon starts to sizzle and crisp up.
  2. Next, add the chopped beet and stir. Continue to cook for about five minutes over medium-low heat. Then, add the apple, dried figs, bone broth, vinegar, sea salt and cinnamon. Stir well and cook another two to three minutes.
  3. Add the chopped cabbage and stir. Season to taste with more sea salt, if desired.
  4. Once the cabbage has wilted down a bit and the beets are tender, remove from heat and serve.


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11 thoughts on “Bacon Harvest Medley

  1. Craving4More September 25, 2013 / 4:13 pm

    I couldn’t have written it better: “dancing leaves and smell of warm spices. I definitely love summer, but fall is so magical and cozy. Not only that, but it gets us into the holiday season, which I absolutely adore.”

    Beets and bacon are a challenge I can’t wait to take on!! It must be the season, or maybe the cinnamon and apples, but this sounds amazing!

    • paleoinpdx September 25, 2013 / 7:38 pm

      Aw, thanks! That means a lot coming from a beautiful writer like you.

      I hope you enjoy this if you try it. I know beets aren’t your favorite or at least weren’t in the past, but you’ve been coming around with a lot of foods! Are you coming around with beets too?

      • Craving4More September 27, 2013 / 7:25 am

        I tried chioga beets (the beautiful red and white swirly ones) when I was in Austin in April. I actually thought those tasted pretty darn good. However, I still turn a bit green smelling the uber sweetness of the roasted red and golden…
        I’m certainly still willing to give this a try, though 🙂

      • paleoinpdx September 27, 2013 / 7:40 am

        Haha, you crack me up! I love those chioga beets — mainly because they are so strikingly beautiful. I can’t remember, but do you like beet kraut? I want to say no…

        Miss you, by the way.

    • paleoinpdx September 25, 2013 / 7:39 pm

      Thanks! Yeah, the addition of the bacon makes it a definite winner!

  2. tmayeux20 September 27, 2013 / 4:49 am

    Reblogged this on Almost : Primal and commented:
    Once again I am re blogging some of Alisa’s hard work. All content is hers, not mine, she deserves all the credit.

    Please, if you have not already, check out her Blog @ Paleo in PDX

    • paleoinpdx September 27, 2013 / 7:48 am

      Thanks for the reblog and credit!

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