I have searched "boil bacon" and nothing popped up. I love bacon and bacon fat for cooking. Last evening, beef liver fried in bacon fat was the menu. Then made a roux with Krusteaz and whole milk to make the gravy. Baked spud and liver smothered in gravy w/home canned garden beans w/bacon for flavor. I am not afraid of eating wholesome natural foods. Gettin hungry just writin this. Now to the ABT's. I've had those frozen stuffed peppers and they were good. Now I am going to make some really great ABT's following a mixture of recipes found here. I am thinking of simmering the bacon in water (as seen on food tv) until the fat is mostly gone. Skimming the fat and saving it. Wrapping the ABT with it, or frying the bacon to crisp it up and dicing to add to the filling for crispiness and flavor. I hope this isn't sacrilege but it seems the fat in the ABT would detract from the overall concept of fresh peppers and cheese etc. Has anyone dared to try boiling bacon to reduce the fat? Pros/cons or thoughts as to this concept? Do you have a preference to cheeses etc that bacon compliments?