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Pig in a Blanket… My Mom’s Version

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Have you ever heard of Pig in a Blanket? While growing up, this dish topped my list of favorite foods. I love the combination of the flavors all wrapped and cooked together. My mom called them Pigs in a Blanket. I know many of you are thinking that’s different than most recipes for Pigs in a Blanket… they call for hot dogs and crescent rolls. So… anyway this is my mom’s version of Pig in a blanket. I am pressure cooking mine but they can easily be cooked in a slow cooker.

You’ll need:

2 pounds round steak

several slices of bacon

a large onion or 2


Get out your raw food cutting board and a nice sharp knife.

Cut your round steak into 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 pieces. Trim off the fat.

I used thick cut bacon and red onions this time. It doesn’t matter what type bacon you use. I had the red onions on hand so that’s what I used…any type onion will do.

I put the rack at the bottom of the pressure cooker to keep the food from resting on the bottom.

Cut your onion into chunks.

Lay one piece of round steak on the cutting board. Wrap a half piece of bacon around a chunk of onion.

Lay it on the piece of beef.

Roll up one side and stick in a toothpick to hold it in place.

Roll up the other side and put in another toothpick to secure it all together.

Place them all in the bottom of the pressure cooker.

Put the lid on tightly and cook on 10 pounds of pressure for 25 minutes once the rocker starts rocking. 

CAUTION: When using a pressure cooker…ALWAYS use the instruction book from your particular model. Follow directions on the amount of pressure to use and timing of your cooking as advised by your instruction book.

If using a slow cooker…cook on low for 7 – 8 hours.

Make sure the pressure has subsided before you remove the lid.

There will be a nice juice at the bottom to put over the Pigs in a Blanket.

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They are really super easy to make and so delicious. Enjoy!

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13 thoughts on “Pig in a Blanket… My Mom’s Version”

  1. Susan Wojtowski says:

    They look soooo good! thanks for sharing!

  2. heidi says:

    What a great recipe. And I love how different it is from the traditional pigs in a blanket.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

  3. Katherines Corner says:

    My hubby would love these! Thank you for sharing and joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I am leaving some hugs on your sweet blog

  4. Lisa says:

    This was totally different than what I was expecting! These look great!

  5. Melissa @ A Prudent Life says:

    These are some serious pigs in a blanket – but they sound delicious. I’m totally afraid of the pressure cooker though. Thanks for giving the slow cooker option 🙂 Thanks for linking up at Thursday STYLE!

  6. Claire says:

    Whoo these look and sound very tasty 🙂 , thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays and the comment, yes Judy was so kind and sweet 🙁

  7. Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs says:

    A pigs-in-a-blanket for grown ups! Looks absolutely delicious!!

    I’ll give it a shot in the slow cooker… no pressure cooker here. My mom used to use one, eons ago. I’m impressed you use one (more impressed you know HOW to use one!).

    Thank you for sharing in the GRAND Social!

  8. Jill F. says:

    Those look so yummy! Thanks for sharing on the Thumping Thursday bloghop.

  9. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Diane,
    What a great recipe this looks fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope you are having a great weekend.
    Miz Helen

  10. Cynthia says:

    I already love the usual Pigs in a Blanket. I’ll definitely be trying your version! Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  11. Kelly @ Eyes On The Source says:

    I have not cooked with a pressure cooker before, this looks like a good recipe to try! Thanks for sharing at Take It On Tuesday! ~Kelly

  12. Cindy ~Hun... What's for Dinner? says:

    My Mom uses her pressure cooker all the time and to be honest, it scares me, LOL. Your pigs in a blanket look wonderful and would be a great way to cook beef. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  13. Dave says:

    My Grandmother made these too, but with a slight difference.
    She rolled them up witha piece of carrot along with the Bacon and the Onion.
    Then she would brown them before pouring a can of Tomato soup over the top and cooking them on the stove or Baking them for an hour.
    She served them with Mashed potatoes and (sometimes) a vegetable. (Peas or similar)
    The soup mixed with the juices from the meat and made a nice gravy.
    It was a favorite of mine as well as my brother and my father.

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