Saturday, January 1, 2011

Sweet/Spicy Bacon

I guess anything with bacon, maple syrup and brown sugar would be good. This is an amazing recipe. I think I say that a lot but I wouldn't put it on here if it wasn't "blog-worthy". I made it today for a New Year's Eve party. I tend to have recipes that don't have specific amounts. This is one of those recipes - could have more brown sugar or more pepper - just depends on your preference.

Sweet/Spicy Bacon

1 pound bacon
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 - 1 tsp cayenne pepper
3/4 - 1 tsp black pepper
maple syrup

Line a cookie sheet with foil; Mix brown sugar and peppers together; place a wire rack of some type on top of lined cookie sheet and lay the bacon pieces all along this rack; Brush each piece of bacon with maple syrup and sprinkle half of the brown sugar mixture on top of the bacon. Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes; Using a fork, turn each piece of bacon over and brush this side with maple syrup; sprinkle with the rest of the sugar/pepper mixture and bake for about 15 more minutes. The bacon will be crisp and brown and so yummy. I used my kitchen shears to cut each piece into bite size pieces.

* a pound of bacon seams like a lot but this tasty little bites disappear in a hurry so I usually double this recipe for a party

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Anonymous said...

I think my husband and I would probably go for the spicy version! Yum! A nice simple twist on a breakfast staple! Happy New Year!

erica said...

Dang what a killer idea! Loving this! I am for sure going to have to give it a try.