11/01/2011 09:29 pm ET Updated Aug 31, 2012

15 Irresistible Bacon Recipes

There's a reason home cooks and chefs alike put bacon in everything from salads to ice cream -- it's delicious, end of story. And September 3rd, believe it or not, is National Bacon Day! So we've compiled 15 of our best recipes to help you celebrate, from bacon burgers on brioche buns to a fresh bacon, fennel and apple chutney.

15 Irrestistible Recipes for International Bacon Day