Beer Candied Bacon

Bacon is already an all-around favorite. Whether you’re eating it with a side of eggs for breakfast, in a BLT for lunch, or even sprinkled over your salad, bacon is a satisfying addition to countless meals.

But what if bacon could taste even better…?

Bacon fans who also enjoy a cold-one every now and again should be happy to hear that you can combine the two. Beer candied bacon is bacon flavored with your favorite beer. How could it not taste great?

Just as a side note, eating beer candied bacon won’t give you a buzz… disappointing, I know. But that means you can make it for your entire family and enjoy it together.

How to Make Beer Candied Bacon

Making beer candied bacon is honestly a lot like barbecuing. In fact, you can use a grill if you really want to. Using an oven is better, though, since you can control the heat and get an even cook. Either way is fine.

  • 12 pcs of thick bacon strips
    (give or take a few -- it doesn’t have to be exact)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup FRIO beer

TIME: About 1 hour including cooling

Step 1 - Set your oven to 400 F and let it preheat. Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with tinfoil and put a wire rack on top of it. You’re going to be placing the bacon on the wire rack, and the tin foil is there to catch the grease and excess glaze.

Step 2 - Line up your bacon strips on the rack and put them in the oven for 10 minutes.

Step 3 - While the bacon cooks, use this time to make your glaze. Combine the sugar and beer in a bowl and mix until it forms a syrup-like texture. If the glaze is too watery, just add in a bit more sugar. If it’s too thick, add in a few extra teaspoons of beer.

Step 4 - Now that the bacon is starting to brown, take them out of the oven, flip them over, and lather them up with your glaze. Make sure you cover them entirely so that every bite has that sweet beer flavor. Then, pop them back in the oven for another 10 minutes.

Step 5 - Take them out again and coat the other side of the bacon strips in the glaze. Then put them back in the oven for another 10 minutes. Continue this pattern until the bacon is cooked to your liking.

Step 6 - Let the bacon cool. You want the bacon to sit long enough for the glaze to really settle before you eat it. This will take about 30 minutes, so if you’re making this for a meal, make sure you plan ahead. If you taste the bacon and don’t think it needs any more time to cool, then go ahead and enjoy them.

Pretty easy, right? Bacon is probably one of the easiest things to cook. All you do is put it in a pan and make sure it doesn’t burn. Beer candied bacon is slightly more complicated, but it’s easy enough that anyone can give it a try.

So go ahead and get cooking. You won’t regret this flavor combination.
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