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Steven Raichlen’s Grilled Maple Candied Bacon

by | Published Jul 28, 2016 | Last updated Nov 1, 2021 | 0 comments

Prep Time10 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time35 minsYields12 Servings
This year GrillGrate is a proud sponsor of Steven Raichlen's Project Smoke TV show. Steven was gracious enough to develop a recipe for his viewers utilizing GrillGrates and boy did he go off the high board with this one. Grilling bacon without GrillGrates would inevitably result in a fire. With this recipe and GrillGrates your end result is something a little short of heaven!
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 pieces

Servings 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 328
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g13%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 492mg21%
Potassium 49mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 48g16%
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 46g
Protein 7g15%

Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 31%
Iron 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.



Step 1: Set up your grill for indirect grilling and preheat to medium (350 degrees).


Step 2: Spread a rimmed baking sheet with foil (this facilitates cleanup). Lightly oil a wire rack using a paper towel and place it over the baking sheet.


Step 3: Brush each bacon slice on both sides with maple syrup.


Step 4: Spread out the brown sugar in a baking dish. Dip each slice of syrup-coated bacon in the sugar, pressing it into the sugar. Invert to coat the other side. Arrange the bacon slices on the wire rack, leaving 1/4 inch between each.


Step 5: Indirect grill the bacon on GrillGrates until browned and crisp and the sugar is caramelized, 15 to 25 minutes, depending on the thickness of the bacon.


 0.33 cup pure maple syrup, slightly warmed
 1 cup brown sugar
 12 thick (1/8 to 1/4 inch) sliced bacon


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