Brown Sugar-Glazed BaconServes 4-6
1 pound thick-cut bacon (See Recipe Notes)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Preheat oven to 425°F. Arrange the bacon slices on a large sheet pan.
In a small saucepan, heat the brown sugar, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce over medium-low heat until a thick glaze forms. Reduce heat to low and keep warm.
Cook the bacon for 15 - 20 minutes, until beginning to turn golden but not completely cooked through. Remove from the oven and pour off the excess fat into a separate bowl.
Brush each slice with a generous amount of the brown sugar mixture. Return bacon to the oven and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, until bacon is golden and crisp. (Watch carefully, it can burn very quickly.)
- This recipe must be made using thick-cut bacon (I prefer Applewood-smoked); thin bacon will burn too quickly before the brown sugar gets a chance to caramelize.
- You can divide the bacon between two sheet pans if necessary, but make sure to rotate them between racks halfway through cooking time to prevent burning.
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(Images: Nealey Dozier)