Million Dollar Bacon

Posted: September 10

Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 5 servings

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Time to bring home the bacon—literally! Million Dollar Bacon takes one of the most beloved foods in the world and finds a way to make it even more addictive; black pepper and cayenne add a touch of spice to the salty fattiness of bacon. Candied in brown sugar and maple syrup, Million Dollar Bacon is smoky-sweet and magical to taste. It will certainly feel like magic when you see how quickly you make them disappear!


• 10 pieces bacon, thick-cut • 1/4 cup brown sugar • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper • 2 tablespoons maple syrup


Step 1

Position the oven rack on the center rack. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Combine the black pepper, brown sugar, and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Set aside.

Step 3

Place the foil onto a 13x9 inch baking sheet.

Step 4

Add the bacon in a single layer.

Step 5

Cover both sides of the bacon pieces with the brown sugar mixture.

Step 6

Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, then flip the bacon and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes.

Step 7

Remove the bacon from the oven and let cool before serving.

Step 8

Slather the bacon in maple syrup.

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