Balsamic and Brown Sugar Bacon

Balsamic and brown sugar glaze gives bacon a delicious sweet and savory flavor when it is caramelized in the oven.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 3
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1/2
lb bacon (8 slices)
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons balsamic vinegar

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with foil. Place wire rack on foil.
  • 2 Arrange bacon in single layer on rack. Bake 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together brown sugar and balsamic vinegar.
  • 3 Turn bacon over; spoon brown sugar and balsamic mixture over bacon slices. Bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until golden brown. Remove from rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with foil. Place wire rack on foil.
  • 2 Arrange bacon in single layer on rack. Bake 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together brown sugar and balsamic vinegar.
  • 3 Turn bacon over; spoon brown sugar and balsamic mixture over bacon slices. Bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until golden brown. Remove from rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

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Expert Tips

The unique flavor of this bacon can be attributed to the balsamic vinegar. Balsamic is imported from Italy and has a full bodied, slightly sweet flavor and rich reddish brown color. Available in kitchen specialty shops and some large supermarkets, it is definitely worth the extra cost.

Light or dark brown sugar can be used in this recipe. The dark brown sugar will give the bacon a deeper, more caramelized flavor.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
70
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.