Monogram Foods, Memphis, Tenn., partnered with comedian Steve Harvey's HarCal Enterprises to create a line of wholesome and hearty smoked meats headlined by roasted bacon.

Easy Bacon by Harvey Foods is real bacon cut into thick savory slices, hickory smoked and roasted to reduce cook time and grease. Easy Bacon can also be prepared from skillet to plate in under two minutes.

“We are thrilled to partner with beloved comedian and Family Feud host Steve Harvey on the debut of what is certain to be a game changer in the world of bacon products,” says Wes Jackson, president and co-founder. “In 2011, we were [said to be] the first to introduce bacon jerky to the consumer marketplace, and today, we continue Monogram’s tradition of seeking new and innovative product lines through the introduction of the faster cooking, less mess Easy Bacon product. Through our proprietary roasting process, we are able to offer consumers a product that not only cooks in an average of 2 minutes vs. 8-10 minutes for traditional raw center-cut bacon, but also results in an approximately 80% reduction in the amount of grease and unwanted smoke created during the cooking process.”

Easy Bacon by Harvey Foods is available in major retailers in the greater Atlanta area, with plans to launch nationwide in the spring of 2016.