Oven Cooked Bacon With Black Pepper and Brown Sugar

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Nice and smokey, spicy and easy clean up. If you like it sweet try some brown sugar sprinkled on it too.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb lean bacon (applewood-smoked bacon, hickey smoked)
  • 12-2 teaspoon black pepper (optional)
  • 14 teaspoon powdered chipotle pepper (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar (optional)


  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Lay bacon on paper.
  4. Sprinkle bacon generously with optional black pepper, chiptole pepper and brown sugar.
  5. Bake 10 minutes then drain fat from pan.
  6. Bake 5 more minutes or until it's as crisp as you like.
Most Helpful

I love cooking all my bacon for the week this way. Then I put it in the fridge and microwave it when needed or throw it in quiches. Such a low mess way to make bacon perfect.

TeacherLaLa January 02, 2011

This was great. I just repainted my kitchen and the last thing I wanted was bacon grease flying around (not that I usually love cooking it) This is how I'll be doing it from now on!

Nikoma June 13, 2010

This is delicious and the best bacon I have ever made. I usually just pan fried but wanted to try something that had a lot of flavor this morning and I remembered that I had saved this recipe. It really is great. I used a broiling pan that I sprayed with pan coat so that the fat drippings would drain off the bacon easily. After the ten minutes of cooking I decided to turn the oven on broil and after 2 or 3 minutes my bacon was at the desired level of cripsiness. This wil definitely be something I make often since it isn't time consuming and tastes great. Thank you!

invictus May 02, 2010