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Coffee and Brown Sugar Bacon

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
Yield Serves 8
Time: 40 minutes. Everyone loves waking up to the smell of coffee and the smell of bacon, and the flavors are pretty awesome together too. Add some molasses-y brown sugar, and you'll reach bacon nirvana.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound thick-cut bacon
  • 1 tablespoon ground coffee
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly brewed coffee

Nutrition Information

  • calories 144
  • caloriesfromfat 49 %
  • protein 4.9 g
  • fat 7.8 g
  • satfat 2.8 g
  • carbohydrate 14 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • sodium 259 mg
  • cholesterol 13 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Line a rimmed baking pan with parchment or waxed paper and set a flat rack on top.

  2. Lay bacon strips on rack, overlapping slightly if needed. Sprinkle top of strips evenly with ground coffee. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and brewed coffee, stirring just to blend to a paste. Brush top of strips with half of sugar mixture.

  3. Bake 15 minutes. Turn bacon over and brush with remaining sugar glaze. Bake until crispy, 10 minutes more.

  4. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.