Salty + Sweet = Amazing in my book. Add a little spicy and I am in heaven.
I love using this rub on thick cut bacon whenever we are feeling a little indulgent. The bacon is good as-is for breakfast or mixed into sweet baked goods! (We will also be using it on Grilled Chicken salads for dinner this week!) Oh the possibilities. When you want something that gives a little extra zing, try this rub!
Mix together : 1/4 C lt brown sugar, 1/4 tsp ground red pepper, and 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper. Rub onto raw bacon. This will cover around a pound of bacon. Bake at 400 degrees until crispy! Keep an eye on it.. depending on the type of bacon it could go a little faster – and since there is sugar involved, you don’t want to burn it!
You MUST bake the bacon. Otherwise you will end up with a mess. All of the sugar rub would just end up in the grease. Then you would have a pan full of hot sugar grease. Not what we are going for here.
I find baked bacon to be better. It is crispier and holds its shape a little better than when fried. Plus you don’t need to stand over a hot pan spitting grease!
Here is it .. hot crispy bacon on top, all the grease to the bottom. Now, when I don’t use the sugar, I pour the grease into a glass jar and store in the fridge to use for other recipes. Don’t judge. : )
Let’s get rubbin’!