Super thick candied bacon is having a moment...and well deserved too. From the first bite, you’ll immediately experience how this tasty-rich recipe gets its name—trust me when I say you will feel like a million bucks. This easy-to-make indulgence truly is the greatest of bacon treats, with its sweet brown sugar coating and a tingle of heat to spice things up. And, it originated in San Francisco, just a hop, skip and a trip across the Bay Bridge from The Baconer.
I’ve since made this “sweet with a little heat” on several occasions, so here's an insider's tip: use an oven-safe wire rack to help elevate the slices over the lined baking pan. This helps the heat in the oven to circulate more evenly.
Without a doubt, these candied steaks are a guaranteed crowd pleaser as an appetizer, brunch side (or just breakfast). And, if you really want to impress your guests, serve these up as the centerpiece of your next family gathering!
Million Dollar Bacon
Also known as Millionaire's Bacon or Candied Bacon, this super thick cut bacon in a sweet-heat candy shell is the ultimate indulgence for brunch, holiday gathering or as the star of your next charcuterie board.
Preheat oven to 400°F
Place a wire rack in a baking sheet. If you don’t have one, line the baking sheet with parchment paper or tin foil.
Lay the XXL Maple Sugar Bacon Steaks on to the rack or foil lined baking sheet so they are not touching.
Apply a generous layer of Candied Bacon Rub over the surface of each XXL Bacon Steak.
Transfer to oven and bake until spice mixture is melted and bubbling, and the steaks are brown at the edges, approximately 20-25 mins.
Remove from the oven.
If you can stand the anticipation, let cool a few minutes before devouring.
You can also make candied bacon strips (think bacon swizzles and twisted bacon) using The Baconer Small Batch Maple Sugar Strips. Follow the same directions, but use slightly less Candied Bacon Rub and and cook for slightly less time, around 15-20 minutes. Devour once cooked!