Brown Sugar Bacon : Like Candy for Breakfast

Posted by Vanessa in Cooking, September 11, 2009

Not exactly the most health-conscious way to start your morning, but for a special treat, maybe even this weekend, check out Gina’s Brown Sugar Bacon. This got rave reviews from my daughter, in fact, it was the first time I made something where she said, “Make more, Mommy, make more!” My husband didn’t like it and didn’t even finish one slice, he thought it was too sweet…but we had no problem eating his portion. It’s almost like a candied bacon, chewy in its crispness with a nice kick from the peppers. I cooked it a few minutes longer than the recipe calls for to try to get it as crispy as possible without burning. And for faster cleanup, I line my baking sheet with foil and spray the wire rack with cooking spray. Mmmm, bacon. Not too many better ways to start the day.

Brown Sugar Bacon

recipe from The Neelys featured on Down Home with the Neelys on Food Network
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes.
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes.
  • Ready in 20 Minutes.
  • Makes: 4 Servings
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 8 slices bacon
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Mix brown sugar, cayenne and black pepper together in a medium bowl. Add bacon and toss.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and then with a wire rack (spray wire rack with cooking spray) and lay bacon on the rack. Pat any remanding spice mixture on the bacon.
  • Put the baking sheet on the top rack of the oven and bake until crisp, about 15 minutes or until desired crispness. Remove from the oven to a serving dish and let cool slightly before serving.

2 Responses to “Brown Sugar Bacon : Like Candy for Breakfast”

  1. julia says:

    Stopped by for this recipe for a fall salad I am making today for all of the marina guests. Hope you move is going smoothly. take care, Julia

  2. Vanessa says:

    hey there – let me know how you like it in a salad. there’s a fall salad i make a lot that i might have to try it in if you think it works well. the move went well, so glad to finally be here. hope to see you on tuesday!

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