Imagine being able to eat bacon jerky whenever you want? Sounds lovely, right? It is a possibility with this tasty and easy recipe. Who doesn’t like bacon in everything? If you can turn it into a snack, then it is even better.
Bacon Jerky Is Just What You Needed This Week
What if you could make bacon jerky that tastes just like your favorite things? This is that recipe. Unlike what you may think, bacon jerky is not dry. This snack is supposed to be chewy and crispy at the same time, with an intense hint of sweetness. To get the best out of this recipe, I suggest you use regular bacon and not a thick cut.
While it is easier to use a food dehydrator, you can also use your oven. A temperature of about 200 degrees F should do the trick.
As for seasoning, I recommend you use black pepper, sea salt, red pepper flakes, honey or maple syrup, and even a hint of heat with some sriracha. Make sure to remove your bacon from the fridge with enough time for it to get to room temperature, which I find to be about 20 minutes.
I also like to brush the seasoning and sauce on the bacon before I put it in the oven. Allow enough time for the bacon to soak in the marinade before starting.
Finally, you are ready to make your bacon jerky! Allow at least 2 and a half hours, but you may need more. Make sure to move the bacon strips around so there are no burnt parts.
Enjoy this bacon jerky warm, or let it cool down and store in an airtight container for later. You can use this bacon on salads, soups, dressings, and more! Try it once and you won’t regret it.
1 lb (450 g) bacon
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp sriracha sauce
- Preheat oven to 200 F (93 C).
- Mix maple syrup with sriracha sauce.
- Put a cooling rack over a cookie sheet.
- Brush the maple syrup and sriracha mixture onto the bacon.
- Place bacon in oven
- Cook for at least 2.5 hours, or until you get the desired texture.
- Remove from oven.
- Allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
- Serve or store in an airtight container.