Thursday, January 17, 2013

Beer and Bacon....yes please

Beer-Candied Bacon

I am sure I have mentioned this before, but I love beer.   Light beer, dark beer, pumpkin, fall, wheat....I love them all.  So when I found this recipe paired with another fav of mine, bacon, I almost lost my mind.  

The two flavors blend so well together and it's a great snack for your upcoming Superbowl party.  The glaze is simple, and throw the bacon in the oven.  The oven makes less mess and cooks to an evenly crisp piece of heaven.

If you are a bacon (and beer!) fan, I'd love to hear if this sounds like something you would like to try.

Beer-Candied Bacon

1 lb thick-cut bacon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp beer (I used Magic Hat #9)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine brown sugar and beer in a small bowl, whisking well to form a thin syrup. Set aside.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a wire cooling rack on top. Place the pieces of bacon on top of the rack, overlapping if necessary. Place in oven and cook for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and brush one side of the bacon with the beer syrup. Flip, and coat the other side with the syrup as well. Return to oven and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and repeat process another time or two more, until bacon is crispy and browned, and you’ve used all the glaze.
Cool on wire rack for at least 1 hour before serving.


OneMommy said...

I think my husband would thing he'd died and gone to heaven for this one! Definitely got to try this for him!

stopping in from SITS

WhisperingWriter said...

Yum! I so love bacon.