A lot of people think bacon is its own food group. We think maple is. In this simple recipe, we’ve combined both.
MAPLE SUGAR BACON (Download printable PDF)
- 1 lb. Bacon Strips (use right from your refrigerator — cold is better)
- ½ cup Milton’s Own Maple Syrup (warmed)
- ½ cup Milton’s Own Maple Sugar (more if you like)
- Prepare your grill. Set up the coals in your grill so you have an area that provides medium-high indirect heat.
- Wrap a rimmed baking sheet (or a similar grill-safe rimmed plate that will fit your grill) with foil. Place a wire rack on top. Again, make sure it’s a grill-safe rack.
- Lay the bacon strips in a single layer on the wire rack.
- Drizzle each strip of bacon on one side with the warm Milton’s Own Maple Syrup. Use a pastry brush to make the syrup coating even, ensuring it covers the slices completely. Sprinkle sides evenly with Milton’s Maple Sugar.
- Flip the bacon and repeat the previous step.
- Place the baking sheet on the grill grates. Close the lid and grill, flip the bacon occasionally, and check the bacon frequently. Grill until it browns and crisps.
- Remove your maple sugar bacon from the grill. Let it cool only a little bit before serving.
NOTE: As an option, try coating the bacon with Milton’s Own Peppered Maple Sugar.