I was having a discussion about pecan smoked bacon with LFern. That reminded her that at a potluck someone brought a caramelized, pecan encrusted bacon dish. I did some of JeffW’s famous googling and found that it is a fairly common recipe. How come I’ve never had this? I have been deprived. Here’s the recipe:
Pecan Praline Bacon
- 1 pound thick-cut bacon (about 12 slices)
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1/4 cup pecans, chopped fine
Preheat oven to 425°F.
On rack of a large broiling pan arrange bacon slices in one layer, broil until bacon is lightly browned. Remove. In a small bowl stir together sugar and chili powder. Sprinkle bacon with sugar mixture and pecans. Return pan to oven and cook until bacon is crisp and browned, about 5 minutes. Watch carefully, it can burn easily. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain.