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Zesty Glazed Bacon

For those with a taste toward chewy bacon, I suggest using thick-cut bacon. It will be hard to, however, make thick bacon even remotely crispy without burning, so I use regular cut. The preparation below will give you a cross between crispy and chewy which, to me, is the perfect consistency when paired with the sweetness, smokiness, saltiness and spiciness of these.........I gotta go make this now!


For 4 people


  • 1 lb(s) bacon
  • 1/2 cup(s) brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon(s) cayenne pepper
  • Black pepper to taste

Zesty Glazed Bacon Directions

  1. Preheat broiler and place racks at least 3 inches from heat source. Place a rack on top of a broiler pan. Lay the strips of bacon on top of the racks.
  2. In a bowl, mix the brown sugar, chili powder and black pepper well. Sprinkle each bacon strip with about equal amounts of the sugar mixture, pressing into the bacon. Broil 3-4 minutes, or until slightly crispy and starting to brown.
  3. Remove from broiler and carefully turn each slice of bacon over. Spread with remaining sugar mixture and return to broiler.
  4. Cook an additional 3-4 minutes, or until browned to your liking, being careful not to burn, which happens very fast.