Recipe Review

I Tried Snoop Dogg’s “Billionaire Bacon,” and I’ve Already Made It Twice in One Week

published Nov 24, 2023
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Snoop Dogg’s Decadent "Billionaire Bacon"
Credit: Nathan Hutsenpiller

Vegetarians, beware — because the following content is for bacon-lovers and all about preparing the absolute best strips one could ever dream of. At this point in our timeline, bacon is just as synonymous with breakfast as eggs or even orange juice, and with that popularity comes a plethora of opinions on what is the right way to cook it. In my experience, the right way will always be subjective, and it really just comes down to which version makes the most sense for your at-home breakfast needs.

Recently I was given a cookbook written by Snoop Dogg titled From Crook to Cook, and inside there’s an intriguing bacon recipe that Snoop refers to as Billionaire Bacon. With a title like that, I was instantly intrigued. So I sparked up my oven and prepared to eat like a billionaire.  

How to Make Snoop Dogg’s Billionaire Bacon

For this recipe, all you’re going to need is a pound of thick-cut bacon, cooking spray, brown sugar, crushed red pepper flakes, and fresh ground pepper. To start, preheat your oven to 350°F and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper and placing a wire rack on top. Coat the wire rack with cooking spray and then arrange the bacon on top of the rack. You may have to make two batches depending on the size of your baking sheet. However, you can still fill the rack by placing the bacon side by side, with no space between each strip, as the bacon will shrink in the oven. 

Next, combine brown sugar, crushed red pepper flakes, and freshly ground pepper together in a small bowl and mix well. Sprinkle the sugar and spice mixture over top of the bacon and then place the baking sheet into the oven. Bake for 30 minutes or until the bacon is nice and crispy. When ready, remove the bacon from the oven and let it cool on the wire rack before serving. 

My Honest Review of Snoop Dogg’s Billionaire Bacon

What all can be said about bacon that has not already been said? In his cookbook, Snoop refers to Billionaire Bacon as being for those moments when you’re really on your A game and you don’t have time for just regular ol’ bacon. Previously referred to as Millionaire Bacon, Snoop’s ingredients act as a way to spruce up an already-fantastic breakfast recipe. The award-winning rapper explains the name change by referencing Justin Timberlake’s role in The Social Network, stating that being a millionaire isn’t cool, but what’s really cool is being a billionaire. 

As an avid fan of Snoop, as well as a fan of adding brown sugar to bacon, I had a feeling going into this recipe that I was going to really like it. I’ve tried preparing bacon a ton of different ways over the years, including using the oven, and using flour as an ingredient. Cooking bacon in the oven involves the least amount of cleanup, and there is almost no fuss involved besides that moment after you realize you’ve eaten it all. So if you’re trying to impress a loved one over breakfast, consider whipping up a batch of Billionaire Bacon and watch them enjoy the pure bacon bliss. 

Credit: Nathan Hutsenpiller

2 Tips for Making Snoop Dogg’s Billionaire Bacon

  1. Every oven works differently. Snoop’s directions recommend keeping the bacon in the oven for 30 minutes, but in my case, my bacon strips needed an extra 10 minutes before they reached the perfect level of crispy and juicy. Once your timer hits the 30-minute mark, check on your bacon and monitor it until you are satisfied with the results. 
  2. Experiment with other ingredients. If you’re not a fan of brown sugar or crushed red pepper flakes, swap in whatever seasonings are calling to you. You can also check out these five flavorful ways to season bacon for inspiration.