This week’s recipe is my holiday gift to you …
It’s sweet… spicy… salty… and best of all… BACONY!
You might wonder why it’s called Million Dollar Bacon. Once you make it, you’ll understand exactly why.
TIP: Place wire racks on your baking sheet so the fat can drain off the bacon as it cooks. This will give you crispy strips and cut down on draining time.
Million Dollar Bacon
(makes 6-8 servings)
- 1 lb. (450 g) strips of thick-cut bacon
- ¼ cup (50 g) coconut sugar
- ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp red chili flakes
Preheat your oven to 350ºF/180ºC. Prepare a 13×9 (33×23 cm) baking sheet by covering it with parchment paper. Optional: Place wire racks on the covered sheets. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the sugar and black & cayenne pepper. Dip the bacon strips in the mixture until they are coated on both sides and place on the baking sheet (or wire rack).
Bake for 15 minutes. Using tongs or a fork, carefully flip the bacon over and cook for another 15-20 minutes until it reaches your desired crispiness. Thinner bacon slices = less baking time.
Drain and enjoy!