Time: 50 minutes
Yield: 5 servings
Time to bring home the bacon—literally! Million Dollar Bacon takes one of the most beloved foods in the world and finds a way to make it even more addictive; black pepper and cayenne add a touch of spice to the salty fattiness of bacon. Candied in brown sugar and maple syrup, Million Dollar Bacon is smoky-sweet and magical to taste. It will certainly feel like magic when you see how quickly you make them disappear!
Ingredients• 10 pieces bacon, thick-cut • 1/4 cup brown sugar • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
Position the oven rack on the center rack. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the black pepper, brown sugar, and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Set aside.
Place the foil onto a 13x9 inch baking sheet.
Add the bacon in a single layer.
Cover both sides of the bacon pieces with the brown sugar mixture.
Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, then flip the bacon and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes.
Remove the bacon from the oven and let cool before serving.
Slather the bacon in maple syrup.