Last week I brought you this amazing cheesecake with one of the star ingredients being beer candied bacon. The idea sounds a little weird at first, but I mean come on, beer and bacon are pretty much a match made in heaven. It’s kind of addicting, when I made this I had to keep running my husband out of the kitchen just to make sure I had enough for the cheesecake. It was super easy to make and perked the interest (and subsequently the taste buds) of our guests. The key is to get thick cut bacon, otherwise the bacon will cook too fast before it can become candied. I think you could find some really fun ways to use this, what do you think??
Beer Candied Bacon (Print Me)
1 lb thick-cut, high quality bacon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp beer (I used a chocolate stout from Trader Joe’s)
Preheat your oven to 400º. Combine brown sugar and beer in a small bowl, whisking well until syrupy.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire cooling rack on top. Arrange bacon on rack and 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. Repeat process another time or two more, until bacon is crispy and browned, and you’ve used most all the glaze.
Cool on wire rack for at least 1 hour before serving.
Source: Tide & Thyme