Who doesn't love bacon. Er- bacon coated with a sweet and spicy glaze, yes now we're talking. A couple of years back, I was in the city with my cousin and she took us to this brunch restaurant that served a "Million Dollar Bacon".
If your'e thinking this bacon was wrapped in gold or something, it wasn't; it was coated it something wayyyyy better than gold, sweet and sticky maple syrup, a spicy mix of chili and then baked until it was almost candied liked. I had already been making bacon like this before I came here but this restaurant use a triple chili mix! The fresh black pepper took EVERYTHING to the next level.
I kid you not when I say this is addictive. It's like eating cookies out of a cookie jar because you tell yourself only one, but the next second you devoured the entire batch.
There are two ways you can make this bacon; on a cooling rack, like shown, so it is lightly coated in the chili maple mixture and still has that normal bacon texture, OR you can cook it directly on the sheet itself and have a more candied like texture. The second method is perfect if you want to add this bacon on desserts (like pancake cupcakes or chocolate dipped bacon). Either method is perfect it just depends what you want to go for!
Maple Chili Bacon print
Author: Rachel’s Eats
Makes: 1lb bacon strips
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 lb thick cut bacon (around 10 slices)
Take your average Saturday morning breakfast to the next level by making this bacon! I promise your love for bacon will only grow.
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