Season the bacon a day ahead so it can absorb the rub.

Emily Nabors Hall
This Story Originally Appeared On southernliving.com

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Credit: Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
9 hrs
Yield:
Serves 10
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk together packed light brown sugar, black pepper, kosher salt, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Place a lightly greased rack in each of 2 aluminum foil-lined 18- x 13-inch sheet pans; arrange thick-cut bacon slices in a single layer on the racks. Sprinkle spice mixture on both sides of bacon (about 1 unpacked tsp. per side), and rub to coat. Cover pans loosely with foil; refrigerate 8 to 24 hours. Uncover bacon; bake at 375°F, rotating pans halfway through baking time, until deep golden brown and crisp around the edges, about 40 minutes. Let bacon cool on racks in pans about 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter.

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