You can make this sweet… spicy… salty… and, best of all... BACONY recipe for yourself, family or/and guests for breakfast over the holidays!
You might wonder why it’s called Million Dollar Bacon. Once you make it, you’ll understand exactly why.
Choose bacon that is NOT cured in sodium nitrite.
Place wire racks on your baking sheet so the fat can drain off the bacon as it cooks. This will give you crispy strips and cut down on draining time.
If you're not a fan of Pork bacon and have a weight loss goal, you can substitute with turkey bacon which is much lower in fat.
(makes 6-8 servings)
Preheat your oven to 350ºF/180ºC. Prepare a 13x9 (33x23 cm) baking sheet with parchment paper. Optional: Place wire racks on the covered sheets. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the sugar and black & cayenne pepper. Dip the bacon strips in the mixture until they are coated on both sides and place on the baking sheet (or wire rack).
Bake for 15 minutes. Using tongs or a fork, carefully flip the bacon over and cook for another 15-20 minutes until it reaches your desired crispiness. Thinner bacon slices = less baking time.
Drain and enjoy!