Bacon Cheese Horse Recipe

Create an amazing three-ingredient appetizer with bacon cheese horse. This recipe is simple, and easy to make but not ordinary tasting!

Bacon Cheese Horse Recipe
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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Origin of the dish

Bacon Cheese Horse is a variation of the dish “Devils on Horseback” which is a hot appetizer originally made of bacon wrapped around dried fruit and stuffed with cheese or nuts. On the other hand, the Bacon Cheese Horse is just made of three common ingredients - bacon, rice and cheese. These are pan fried without using any oil or you can bake it in the oven, which is usually served on toast with chutney and mustard.

This dish originates in the country of United Kingdom. However, the origin of the name is still unclear until the present. The Oxford English Dictionary mentioned that they are “Probably so called on account of being typically served very hot” and provides the earliest reference to 1885.

When is it typically served?

Bacon Cheese Horse is commonly eaten as an appetizer before a meal. And this dish is commonly served during special occasions like weddings, birthdays and most especially during Christmas feast.

Kitchen Utensils You'll Need

Cooking Bacon Cheese Horse is quite simple and not so time consuming, you just need the following kitchen utensils in making this appetizer:

  • Frying pan
  • Chopping board
  • Tongs
  • Knife
  • Serving plate
  • Toothpicks (optional)

Bacon Cheese Horse’s Primary Ingredient – Bacon.

Bacon is the primary ingredient in making Bacon Cheese Horse, I believe many of us are familiar with this dish, but for the benefit of those who aren’t, bacon is a salted cured pork, typically made from pork belly. It is a very thin cut and can be eaten on its own, as a side dish or even as a wrap, like the appetizer Bacon Cheese Horse. You won’t be needing oil in frying this one, and no salt as well since it is already seasoned with salt. Buying this ingredient will never bring you any difficulty since it is very common and can be bought at any supermarkets and malls.

Interesting Facts

  • The word bacon actually means "meat from the back of an animal"
  • More than 2 billion pounds of bacon is produced annually in the US.
  • The famous phrase "bring home the bacon" actually originated back in the 12th century when a church in England offered bacon to any man who could swear before the church that he had not argued or fought with his wife for a year and a day. Any man who could “bring home the bacon” was highly respected in the community.

Tips and Tricks

  • If you are struggling locking the bacon wrap you can use a toothpick to lock the bacon roll.
  • You don’t need to use oil in frying the bacon cheese horse. Just put it right away in a heated frying pan.
  • You can prepare the bacon cheese horse ahead of time and just give it a little reheat before serving to minimize the time spent in the kitchen.


  • Bacon Strips
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Cooked rice
  • Spring onions (optional)


  1. In a flat surface, place the bacon and put a rectangular slice of cheese and the end part of the bacon. Scoop a tablespoon of cooked rice and roll it over your palm to form a rice ball and put it on top of the cheese.

    Bacon Cheese Horse Recipe
  2. Roll the bacon and make sure it won't roll back. You can use a toothpick to hold the bacon together.

    Bacon Cheese Horse Recipe
  3. Heat a frying pan and fry the bacon roll until the bacon are cooked. Sprinkle with spring onions on top and serve!

    Bacon Cheese Horse Recipe

Now you can prepare this delicious bacon cheese horse for your family and guests during special occasions. What I personally love about this recipe is it can be made with just three very common ingredients. It can be your go-to recipe for every occasion since this dish is very ideal in gaining good impressions from your guests because of the combination of its salty and sweet taste plus the creamy twist of the cheese at the center.