Grilled Bacon

I’d like to put it out there right up front that ordinarily, I would never write a post on how to cook bacon.  Most people are all set with that aspect of cooking.  However, when you throw out a new technique on how to cook something, the story changes.  Or am I the last one on Earth to consider grilling bacon?

Grilled Bacon

It’s a technique I’ve been contemplating for the past few weeks.  Will grilled bacon actually work?  Will it completely stick to the grill?  Will I set myself on fire?  I was willing to test it out at the expense of a) not having to clean up bacon grease off the stove, counter, floor, and my shirt and b) not having to turn the oven on when it’s 95° outside.  And then I saw this grilled bacon salad fly through my radar and I knew it was definitely possible.

Grilled Bacon

And you guys! It’s so easy and so quick, you almost wouldn’t believe it!  Some thick-cut bacon and 5 minutes on a medium heat grill is all you need.  There’s no oiling the grill grates prior to and no clean-up afterwards whatsoever.  To sweeten the deal even more, you’re able to grill a large amount of bacon at a time rather than just a few strips in multiple batches in a messy and spittingf pan of grease.  You’re left with strips of smoky grilled bacon that will just blow you away.  I don’t think I’ve been so excited about a new cooking technique in years!  Try it for yourselves and let me know how it works for you!

Grilled Bacon

Total Time: 5 minutes

You will definitely need to keep a close eye once you flip the bacon and prepare yourself for some flames - the bacon will cook super fast and there's a lot of drippings involved here. Alternatively, you can grill the bacon in a grill pan on the stove top.

Ingredients

  • Thick-cut or "butcher's cut" bacon (regular bacon will be too thin and flimsy to withstand the heat of the grill)

Instructions

  1. Heat a grill to medium-high heat. Turn the heat down to medium. Lay the bacon slices out on the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes. Turn the grill to low heat and flip the bacon with long tongs; cook for another 1-2 minutes. Take note: If the grill is too hot, there will be flare-ups from the bacon drippings. Keeping the heat low once you flip the bacon or turning at least one of the burners off will help reduce flare-ups. Make sure you watch the bacon carefully after you flip it as it will cook quickly at this point and will burn easily.
  2. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and use as desired.

Source

source: inspired by Smitten Kitchen

http://www.smells-like-home.com/2013/07/grilled-bacon/

Grilled Bacon

  • Cook Time: 5min

Ingredients

Thick-cut or “butcher’s cut” bacon (regular bacon will be too thin and flimsy to withstand the heat of the grill)

Instructions

  • 01

    Heat a grill to medium-high heat.  Turn the heat down to medium.  Lay the bacon slices out on the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes.  Turn the grill to low heat and flip the bacon with long tongs; cook for another 1-2 minutes.

    Take note: If the grill is too hot, there will be flare-ups from the bacon drippings.  Keeping the heat low once you flip the bacon or turning at least one of the burners off will help reduce flare-ups.  Make sure you watch the bacon carefully after you flip it as it will cook quickly at this point and will burn easily.

  • 02

    Transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and use as desired.

inspired by Smitten Kitchen

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  • Tracey
    July 22, 2013 at 6:57 AM

    I love doing the bacon on the grill, but I’m usually not careful/patient enough and either wind up with lots of flare-ups or burn it 🙂 Yours looks perfect, I have to try this technique!

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    July 22, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    oh man….grilled bacon…YES

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