It's no secret that I love bacon. I would put bacon in everything recipe if I could. Like most of you, I think that bacon makes everything tastes better. Believe me when I say that this Sweet & Spicy Bacon recipe will quickly become your favorite way to make bacon.
If you've ever wondered what part of the pig Bacon comes from check out the picture below. Surprised?
I've posted a short tutorial on the 3 different ways to make perfect bacon. For this recipe, I always use the baking method. Not sure how it would turn out in the microwave or skillet.
If you do happen to try this recipe in a skillet or microwave please let me know how it turns out!
I should also point out that this method is also known as candied bacon. If you are looking to make candied bacon for let's say your Bloody Mary, you would use this method.
Depending on your tastes, you can leave out the red pepper flakes. All you really need to make candied bacon is bacon (duh!) and light brown sugar.
Just like the name of this recipe implies, this bacon is not only sweet thanks to the brown sugar but it also packs a pretty good punch thanks to the red pepper flakes.
You might want to cut the number of red pepper flakes in half if you don't want your bacon to be over-the-top spicy.
Looking for a delicious breakfast recipe to go along with this kick-ass bacon, make sure you check out my awesome collection of Breakfast Recipes. I'm sure you already know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
If you are looking for a breakfast recipe to go along with this bacon recipe, I would suggest my make-ahead Egg & Bacon Breakfast Burritos.
Very convenient to have on hand on those busy mornings. Or my delicious Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes! Yum!
By the way, this awesome bacon recipe comes from none other than Snoop Dogg himself. If you didn't already know, Snoop has a cookbook out called "From Crook to Cook". Packed full of unique recipes.
For more great recipes with crushed red pepper flakes, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Sweet & Spicy Bacon (Candied Bacon) recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Light Brown Sugar, Ground Black Pepper, Red Pepper Flakes and Bacon.
🥣 How to make Sweet & Spicy Bacon
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, place a wire rack on top of the foil, and set aside.
In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.
Lay the bacon slices on the rack. Spread the brown sugar mixture evenly over the bacon.
Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet halfway through baking time to ensure even cooking. The bacon will be done when it’s crispy and glazed.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and cool the bacon for 5 minutes on the rack.
Sweet & Spicy Bacon (Candied Bacon) 🥓
- Baking Sheet
- ½ Cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- 8 Slices Bacon
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, place a wire rack on top of the foil, and set aside.
- In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.
- Lay the bacon slices on the rack. Spread the brown sugar mixture evenly over the bacon.
- Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, rotating the baking sheet halfway through baking time to ensure even cooking. The bacon is done when it’s crispy and glazed.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and cool the bacon for 5 minutes on the rack.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.
Came about this somewhat on accident…. I was making the bacon for a Christmas Eve breakfast I was hosting. Because I was making 4x the recipe I decided to put the brown sugar, spices, and bacon in a zip lock bag to coat everything and because of rolling blackouts, due to weather, it was going to be about 20 minutes before I could out it in the oven I just left the bacon in the bag until we had power again. I like this because it was less mess and well coated.
Close to being a really awesome recipe. I used thick cut bacon and it was pretty burnt even stopping at 22 minutes, I’d recommend checking the oven at 15 minutes just in case or using a slightly lower temp. I still liked it even burnt though lol.