Just the word "bacon" will grab anyone's attention ;) Most of us have either a Love/Love or a Love/Hate (obsessed w it but hate that it's not so healthy!) relationship with bacon and I don't see that changing anytime soon. Personally, I like bacon with a sweet kick...dipped in maple syrup or smothered and baked with peach jam (yum!).
However you like to enjoy these salty strips of heaven...here are a few recipes to stretch your taste buds and try something new!
Black Pepper Maple Bacon
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tsp freshly ground pepper
- 2 tsp whole grain mustard
- 1/2 pound bacon (about 10 slices)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil then a wire rack.
Whisk together the maple syrup, pepper, and mustard. Lay the bacon on the rack being careful not to overlap. Brush the bacon with the syrup mixture.
Put the baking sheet on the top rack of the oven and bake until golden and crisp, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving
Source: Down Home w/ the Neelys
- 1 pound thick cut bacon
- 2 1/2 ounces light brown sugar, about 6 tablespoons
- 1 1/2 ounces pecan halves
Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Line a half sheet pan with aluminum foil. Arrange the bacon in a single layer on a cooling rack, and set it in the prepared sheet pan. Bake until the bacon browns and the fat is rendered and bubbly. About 30 to 35 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine the brown sugar and pecans in a small food processor. Pulse about 15 times or until the pecans are finely chopped.
Remove the bacon from the oven, sprinkle with the brown sugar mixture, and pat down to adhere. Return to the oven a bake until the bacon is crisp, about 10 minutes.
Cool on the rack for 10 minutes before serving.
Source: Just a Pinch
Spiced Bacon Twists
- 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- Dash cayenne pepper
- 10 bacon strips
Combine the first five ingredients; rub over bacon on both sides.
Twist bacon and place on a rack in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until firm; bake longer if desired.
Source: Taste of Home
What are some of your favorite ways to eat bacon?