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Maple Sriracha Bacon

Several slices of maple sriracha bacon in a glass.
Maple Sriracha bacon isn't just the title of this simple recipe, it's the ingredient list as well. You probably already have everything you need on hand for when the craving arises. And trust us, it does arise. A lot.
Julia Konovalova

Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
Total 40 mins
Breakfast
American
4 servings
239 kcal

Ingredients 

Directions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a large, rimmed sheet pan with heavy-duty foil. Place a wire rack on the foil-lined sheet pan.
  • Arrange the bacon on the wire rack so that each slice is flat and not overlapping.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the maple syrup and Sriracha. Brush the maple-Sriracha mixture onto both sides of the bacon. You may not need quite all of the mixture. Cook the bacon, rotating the pan partway through cooking, until the edges of the bacon are beginning to caramelize and crisp and the center is cooked as well done as you like it, 25 to 30 minutes.

Notes

*What can I substitute for sriracha?

If you don’t have any of the ubiquitous Rooster-branded hot sauce on hand, don’t fret. You can still pull off this sweet spicy treat. The best sub for Sriracha is sambal oeleck, the thick, spicy paste that’s packed with heat. The biggest difference is that Sriracha has garlic and sugar, whereas sambal oeleck has neither. Other than sambal oeleck, you can try chili paste, crushed chile flakes, or even cayenne pepper.