Alright, I’m going to be completely honest here, I am not a bacon fan…I know, shocking right? Who doesn’t love bacon? This lady, that’s who. Well, I am the only one in my family that doesn’t adore the crispy greasy sizzilin’ delight known as bacon. It actually stopped me from making bacon for years. I couldn’t stand the mess of grease everywhere or the ever lasting linger of the cured smokey aroma. That was when I found all of the pins on Pinterest about baking your bacon. Perfect I thought! Until I tried it. It took a long time, it took a bunch of energy to heat up the oven, and never really came to the right consistency that my children and husband like. Then one day my husband volunteered to try cooking it on the BBQ. Brilliant! All the stink, grease, and mess stayed outside while the bacon cooked to a smokey perfection with the perfect mix of crispy and juicy. Here’s how we do it now:
Start with THICK sliced bacon for the best results
Pre Heat the barbecue to high, then turn down to low. Lay out the bacon perpendicular to the grill. Keep the lid open and stay really close. About the time that the bacon is all laid out, start turning the first ones over.
The grease will sizzle and bubble and even drip down into the fire creating flames and adding to the smokey flavor of the bacon.
So for all of you bacon lovers out there, give the grill a try and BBQ your bacon! (and for you weirdos like me who are not fans of bacon in any form, keep the mess outside as well as the aroma and don’t be afraid to make their day by cooking up bacon)