Eye-Opening Sweet & Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon Recipe: Yes, Please by Chef Gigi

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a year ago

Eye-Opening Sweet & Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon Recipe: Yes, Please

What can I say? It's bacon. No matter how you make it, bacon is delicious. I use this sweet and spicy bacon recipe to add a little kick to ice creams, dessertscorn muffins, cornbread or steaks. You can also enjoy the crispy bacon on its own for breakfast or brunch. Use your imagination!

For this eye-opening sweet and spicy bacon recipe you'll need thick-cut bacon, brown sugar, chili powder and freshly ground black pepper. The seasonings are sprinkled on the bacon before it is baked in the oven until crispy and irresistible. So quick and easy!

You can also play around and experiment with flavors. Try espresso and brown sugar, or sprinkle chopped pistachios and drizzle honey before popping them in the oven. The combinations are endless. Have fun!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound thick-cut bacon
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Set a wire cooling rack inside the prepared pan and set it aside.
  2. Combine the brown sugar, chili powder and black pepper in a shallow dish. Dredge the bacon strips in the brown sugar mixture and arrange the bacon on the rack. Sprinkle any remaining sugar mixture over the bacon. 
  3. Bake in a preheated 400-degree F oven until crisp, about 20 to 25 minutes. Cool for at least 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy whole or chop into bacon bits.

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Is there any bad way to make bacon? This looks amazing.
Elisa Schmitz
Bacon with a serious kick to it, wow. Love your culinary creativity, Chef Gigi , thank you! #yum

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