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Sweet 'N' Spicy Bacon Recipe
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Sweet 'N' Spicy Bacon Recipe

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Chili powder, cayenne and curry add an unexpected flavor twist to the taste-tempting bacon. With a touch of cinnamon and maple syrup, the well-seasoned strips complement just about any breakfast entree...including the must-try main course here.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 bacon strips
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 pieces) equals 115 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 210 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Combine the seasonings; sprinkle over both sides of bacon. Place on a rack in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes.
  2. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon syrup. Turn bacon and drizzle with remaining syrup. Bake for 6-10 minutes longer or until browned. Remove to paper towels. Serve warm. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sweet 'N' Spicy Bacon in Quick Cooking September/October 2004, p12

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Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"This is my favorite way to fix bacon. Sweet and spicy. I use more cayenne, but we like it spicy."

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