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Million Dollar Bacon

This Million Dollar Bacon (or Millionaire Bacon recipe) is one of our family’s favorite brunch recipes and it’s so easy to make with just few ingredients!

Million Dollar Bacon Recipe | Bacon (also known as Millionaire Bacon) with brown sugar, cayenne and red pepper flakes!

Ok, guys. Things are about to get weird around here. Your resident vegetarian is about to break down a bacon recipe for you. It’s whatever. This is real life and in real life I share my house with meat-loving boys who graciously accommodate my veggie-eating ways so long as they get the occasional big fat dose of meat. 

Million Dollar Bacon Recipe | Bacon (also known as Millionaire Bacon) with brown sugar, cayenne and red pepper flakes!

B and I saw this so-called Million Dollar Bacon (I think I’ve also seen it called Millionaire Bacon) on one of those shows we watch religiously. Was it Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives? Probably. At any rate, that was months ago and this weekend the inspiration struck to recreate it for our Sunday morning brunch based on whatever rough description they gave in the show.

Million Dollar Bacon Recipe | Bacon (also known as Millionaire Bacon) with brown sugar, cayenne and red pepper flakes!

In short, it’s bacon that sweet with a little heat and it’s a new fan favorite around here. Since we prefer cooking bacon in the oven anyway, this was super simple to make and everyone went crazy for it!

Million Dollar Bacon Recipe | Bacon (also known as Millionaire Bacon) with brown sugar, cayenne and red pepper flakes!

Million Dollar Bacon Recipe | Bacon (also known as Millionaire Bacon) with brown sugar, cayenne and red pepper flakes!

Million Dollar Bacon Recipe | Bacon (also known as Millionaire Bacon) with brown sugar, cayenne and red pepper flakes!

One of the things that’s great about this recipe is how easy it is, so you don’t have to be a whiz in the kitchen and it’s also kid-friendly. The little guys had so much fun helping out with this one!

Million Dollar Bacon Recipe | Bacon (also known as Millionaire Bacon) with brown sugar, cayenne and red pepper flakes!

Million Dollar Bacon Recipe | Bacon (also known as Millionaire Bacon) with brown sugar, cayenne and red pepper flakes!

And there you have it! Served up alongside homemade Belgian waffles and poached eggs this Million Dollar Bacon recipe was a hit. The heat of all the peppers tempers out the brown sugar and makes for a really yummy brunch treat.

Million Dollar Bacon Recipe | Bacon (also known as Millionaire Bacon) with brown sugar, cayenne and red pepper flakes!

Also, just as a side note I’ve been on a serious poached egg kick lately. It’s the only way I like to eat my eggs! So stay tuned and I promise to share my super easy method for making poached eggs sometime soon.

Million Dollar Bacon Recipe | Bacon (also known as Millionaire Bacon) with brown sugar, cayenne and red pepper flakes!

Million Dollar Bacon Recipe | Bacon (also known as Millionaire Bacon) with brown sugar, cayenne and red pepper flakes!

Million Dollar Bacon

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This Million Dollar Bacon (or Millionaire Bacon recipe) is one of our favorite brunch recipes and it's so easy to make with just few ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 1lb thick cut bacon
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350° and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. (You can sub aluminum foil if you don’t have any parchment paper lying around.)
  2. Sprinkle the bacon with about half of the brown sugar.
  3. Sprinkle on the red pepper flakes, cayenne and cracked black pepper.
  4. Sprinkle the rest of the brown sugar on the top and then give it a good pat all over. Think of it as a rub that’s going to coat your bacon in candy-like goodness. You don’t really have to worry about coating the reverse side because as the bacon cooks, the sugary coating will run under it and coat the other side of the bacon, too.
  5. Bake for 20 – 30 minutes, until it reaches your desired crispiness. Done and done!

[Photos by Cyd Converse for The Sweetest Occasion.]

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Saturday 29th of August 2020

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Reagster

Saturday 7th of March 2020

I first dredged the bacon in flour for the lightest dusting possible, then placed it on a wire rack on the baking sheet. I cut back on the cayenne and added just the slightest hint of ginger and a bit of garlic powder. After that I followed the procedure closely as written. I then cooked it as long as I could without it burning. The results were a more evenly shaped and less shriveled plank of bacon. It was spectacular.

Kendra

Wednesday 27th of November 2019

I made this and it was DELISH! But... i used 1/2tsp red pepper flakes and it was STILL too spicy so i reduces the cayenne to 1/2 tsp so we shall see the

Jimbo

Thursday 22nd of August 2019

I do this only I found that putting the bacon on a cooling rack over a lined sheet pan works great. Fat drains, cooks evenly. And quicker so reduce time a little.

Judy

Wednesday 7th of August 2019

Well, I actually made my own version of this before reading your recipe. WOW, so good! I used some coarse smoky black pepper (from the Savory Spice Shop) with very similar results. One tip you might include: don’t drain on paper towels, it WILL stick (I learned the hard way - and ate a little paper towel with the bacon)!!

Cyd Converse

Friday 9th of August 2019

Hahaha great feedback - thanks, Judy! Smoky black pepper sounds amazing, yum!