Honey Bourbon Bacon Burnt Ends

Honey Bourbon Bacon Burnt Ends


6 T - granulated honey

4 tsp. - smoked paprika

4 tsp. - chili powder

4 tsp. - granulated garlic

4 tsp. - onion powder

4 tsp. - dried cumin

1 tsp. - dry mustard

6 lbs. - bacon slab, cut into 1/2 inch by 3 inch pieces (36 total)

1 1/2 cup - clover honey

3/4 cup - bacon seasoning

3/4 cup - bourbon


Combine and mix granulated honey, smoked paprika, chili powder, granulated garlic, onion powder, ground cumin, and dry mustard to create the bacon seasoning. To a bowl add bacon slab pieces and season with honey, half of the bacon seasoning, and bourbon. Toss to coat completely. Place in resealable plastic bag and refrigerate overnight or a minimum of 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 375˚F.

Line a half-sheet pan with foil and top with a rack. Remove bacon from marinade and place on prepared baking sheet with a rack, reserving any remaining marinade. Sprinkle with remaining bacon seasoning and bake for 35-45 minutes (turning halfway) until tender and crispy.