The Baron's Maple Glazed Bacon

September 05, 2011

3 pounds slab bacon-cut into 1/3 pound pieces, 1/2 cup light brown sugar, 1/4 cup lemon pepper, Chipotle Maple Glaze, 1 1/2 cups grade B maple syrup, 1/2 cup Dark Agave, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, 1 to 2 teaspoons chipotle powder Combine the brown sugar and lemon pepper and blend well. Place the bacon strips on a sheet pan and sprinkle the brown sugar mixture all over the bacon. Place the maple syrup, agave, lemon juice, zest and chipotle in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer rapidly, reduce the syrup by half to 1 cup. Preheat your Hasty Bake to a medium, with Applewood chunks, grill bacon on all sides turning every 3 to 5 minutes to caramelize. Brush with the glaze and coat liberally, to a thick sticky finish. Cut into chunks and serve as is or with your favorite barbecue sauce. Serves 10 to 12