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Sriracha Maple Bacon

July  7, 2014
3 Ratings
Photo by fiveandspice
  • Serves about 4 to 6 as a side dish
Author Notes

An easy way to make yourself very popular at brunch. —fiveandspice

What You'll Need
  • 1 pound thick-cut bacon
  • 3 tablespoons grade B maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha (use more or less to taste)
  1. Heat your oven to 400° F and line a couple of rimmed baking sheets with parchment or foil. Lay your bacon out on the baking sheets making sure the pieces don't overlap.
  2. Mix together the maple syrup and sriracha in a small bowl and brush the bacon slices on both sides with it. You should still have a bunch of the sauce left -- you'll use this to brush occasionally as the bacon is cooking.
  3. Stick the pans of bacon in the oven and bake until browned and crispy, about 18 to 25 minutes (depending on the thickness of your bacon), taking the pans out and brushing the tops of the bacon with more Sriracha-maple sauce a couple of times during the baking process (once about halfway through and once towards the very end when they're looking almost done). Transfer the cooked bacon to a plate or platter and serve.

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13 Reviews

Charles January 5, 2022
OK, this recipe is supposed to be for 1 lb. of bacon & I used nearly this amount on 3(!) strips of regular-sliced bacon. So, do I have an especially "heavy hand" in brushing on the sauce or is this recipe off? BTW, It turned out delicious so, I'll make it again, even if I have to increase the quantity from that of the recipe.
Lune March 11, 2018
sooooo .... goood
Cpprbull July 3, 2015
Dang, look what you made me do. I haven't had bacon in EONS but, this week, had a BLT every morning this past week...and just got finished baking another batch. MAD GOOD!!!
Cpprbull July 3, 2015
See?...It's so good, I'm repeating myself.
Eve L. September 9, 2014
This is so yummy. I've made this for a couple of sleepovers for my kids and their buddies. I am now the cool mom.
inpatskitchen July 17, 2014
Oh Emily! We made this this morning....it was wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing!
fiveandspice July 27, 2014
Yay! So glad to hear it! :)
Frank P. July 13, 2014
If you baked the bacon on a rack all the fat would drip into the cookie sheet, which would make the bacon crispier. Then you could save the bacon fat drippings to cook with.
fiveandspice July 16, 2014
Yes, that's a great way of doing it. I'm a fan of bacon cooked in its own fat, which is why I leave it directly on the pan. :)
Oui, C. July 12, 2014
I would never have thought to dress up bacon in this way, but I am SO going to try this tomorrow for Sunday breakfast....brilliant!
fiveandspice July 13, 2014
Thanks so much Steve! It's awfully yummy. As my husband says, "I think you could build a restaurant around bacon like this" hehe.
The P. July 10, 2014
Sounds wonderful! I learned the same trick from my mother with brown sugar and black pepper. I can't wait to try this this weekend!
fiveandspice July 13, 2014
Hope you like it!