Chili Spiced Bacon Recipe
Bacon is fabulous. Bacon with a kick is delicious. Surprise your friends at a tailgating or super bowl party with some chili spiced bacon!
There are just 3 ingredients:
- Bacon (thick cut is best)
- Chili Spices (Use your own or my recipe)
- Brown sugar
I do recommend a few tools of the trade:
Start with thick cut bacon.
Place your silicone mat on your rimmed cookie sheet followed by the metal cooling rack.
Then lay your thick cut bacon in a single layer.
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons of chili spices (check out my Homemade Chili Spice Post)
- 1 teaspoon of water
It should have the consistency of wet sand similar to sand used for making sandcastles.
Spread a layer of spice sugar mixture on the bacon. I used a spoon but you can use what ever method works for you.
Bake at 400 degrees F. for 13 minutes.
This is what mine looked like.
Allow it to set for a few minutes before flipping the bacon over. By waiting a few minutes it allows the coating to set up and not run off the bacon right away.
Using tongs, turn over the bacon.
Give the other side of the bacon another chili spice mixture coating and bake for an additional 13 minutes at 400.
Allow the coating to set for a few minutes and then transfer to a plate to cool completely. If you let the bacon cool completely on the cooling racks it can be difficult to peel the bacon off the racks with out loosing that precious chili candy coating.
THIS is the reason you are using a silicone baking mat. Once cooled the dripping just peel off the baking mat! No chipping and scrubbing the baked on drippings off the cookie sheet. But if you don’t have the silicone baking sheets do not worry. Just soak the trays in the hottest water you have until it dissolves off.
These will be making an appearance at the Super Bowl party, any tailgating we do next year or any place where I can share the bacon love with my friends.
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