Spicy Cornmeal-Crusted Bacon

If you thought you couldn't make bacon even better, think again. Our spicy cornmeal coating ups the ante on delicious.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 8


cup cornmeal
cup packed brown sugar
teaspoon chili powder
teaspoon pepper
lb thick-sliced bacon

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Place cooling rack on 15x10-inch pan or cookie sheet with sides.
  • 2 In shallow bowl, mix cornmeal, brown sugar, chili powder and pepper. Add bacon slices, one at a time, to cornmeal mixture and turn to coat both sides; shake off excess. Place slices in single layer on rack in pan.
  • 3 Bake about 25 minutes or until crisp and browned.

Expert Tips

If you like spice, feel free to add more chili powder for an extra punch.

If you don’t like spice, then omit the chili powder altogether.