Peppered Brown Sugar Bacon

Sweet and spicy bacon is a great way to liven up any brunch gathering.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/2
lb bacon (8 slices)
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with foil. Place wire rack on foil.
  • 2 In large resealable food-storage plastic bag, add brown sugar and peppers; shake to mix. Separate bacon slices, and place in bag; shake to coat.
  • 3 Arrange bacon in single layer on rack. Bake 20 minutes.
  • 4 Turn bacon over; brush with brown sugar mixture. Bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until golden brown. Remove from rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

Expert Tips

Cayenne pepper is a hot, pungent powder made from several of various tropical chiles that originated in French Guiana.

The brown sugar mixture will give the bacon a delicious sweet and spicy caramelized flavor. Increase the amount of cayenne pepper for an extra-spicy treat.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.