​How to Make Maple Bourbon Bacon (It's Hot, Sticky & Sweet)! by Chef Gigi Gaggero

Breakfast Pork
2 years ago
​How to Make Maple Bourbon Bacon (It's Hot, Sticky & Sweet)!

Ready for a grownup Sunday brunch or breakfast? This bacon just screams breakfast in bed!

You’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup good quality pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup good quality bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 pounds skinless slab bacon, 3/4-inch thick slices

Here’s how you make it:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, maple syrup, bourbon and orange zest. Place bacon strips into the marinade and toss until the bacon is evenly coated. Allow to rest a minimum of 20 minutes, up to one hour.
  2. Line two high-sided baking sheets with foil and place a cookie cooling rack on top of each sheet. Spray cookie cooling racks with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Lay bacon on the racks in a flat even layer. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until crispy in a preheated 350-degree F oven. Watch closely the last 5 minutes because the bacon will burn very quickly towards the end of the cooking process. Cool before serving.

I’d serve these sexy bits of heaven with a side of warm melted chocolate – but that’s just me.

Donna John
You had me at bacon, @chefgigi. This sounds off-the-chart good. Think I'll half the recipe tho. I can't be trusted with bacon. :-)
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Geez, this sounds like it should be illegal, Chef Gigi Gaggero! Where do you come up with these off-the-charts recipes??
Mei Marcie
Chef Gigi Gaggero I've been wanting to ask if you've heard of this Singapore barbeque pork dish

It looks similar to yours, and it's a MUST to have during the Chinese lunar new year.

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Pumpkin Spice French Toast Is What to Serve for Thanksgiving Breakfast (Or Sunday Brunch)

How to Make ​Sunflower Seed Butter, Banana, Flaxseed & Maple Wraps!

Sweet Potato Hash Browns: A Colorful Twist on This Classic Recipe

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!