Sweet & Spicy Pecan Bacon

(6 servings)

  • 1 pound thick-sliced bacon (about 12 to 15 slices)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 and 3/4 teaspoons chili powder
I've made this a few times now and I love it. It pairs really well with pancakes, waffles or French toast. It's great when pancakes have some nuts sprinkled on top and bacon on the side. In this scenario, we've just adhered those nuts to the bacon. I've tried this with pecans, cashews and even peanuts. The astute lover of nuts will notice the bacon in the picture actual has crushed cashews. If you love bacon, nuts and having fun, you're bound to love this combination. (Recipe submitted in 2010. It was tested and photographed in October 2013.)

Sweet & Spicy Pecan Bacon

How To Make Sweet & Spicy Pecan Bacon

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and chili powder.

Prepare 2 large (about 15 x 10-inch) baking pans or rimmed cookie sheets by lining with aluminum foil.

Arrange the bacon slices side-by-side in a single layer in the 2 pans.

Bake the bacon alone for about 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and carefully drain off accumulated fat.

Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over the slices. Sprinkle slices with chopped pecans.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes longer until crisp.

Transfer bacon to stacked paper towels to drain excess fat and to crisp up a little more.

Making Sweet & Spicy Pecan Bacon
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Can bacon really be better than it already is? This is great for a special breakfast side dish or just as an appetizer or a treat.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Cindy44 for this recipe.

Recipe number 2849. Submitted 6/3/2010.