Have you ever had grilled bacon? If not, you are so missing out. I love bacon any way you prepare it, but once we started grilling it, I can’t make it any other way.
When you think about how to cook bacon, it may not have even occurred to you that you can try cooking bacon on the grill. In fact, we discovered it when we actually did this by accident one night. I didn’t want to mess up the kitchen, and we were already grilling burgers outside. What we found was that cooking bacon on the grill has multiple benefits!
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Tastes Better – Bacon on the grill has that nice, smoky grill taste. It really adds to the flavor.
Less Cleanup – By cooking bacon on the grill outside, I don’t have a messy pan to clean. (If you normally use the microwave, you’ll avoid the trash of several greasy paper towels.)
No Leftover Grease – Unlike cooking bacon in a pan, I don’t have to figure out what to do with the hot bacon grease before I clean up.
A Less Greasy Option – If bacon can be “healthier,” then at least grilling bacon keeps it from sitting in its own grease/fat in a pan. (There is no need to let it drain on paper towels either.)
No Curling – It’s much easier to put grilled bacon on sandwiches or over meats as a topper because your end result from cooking bacon on the grill is nice, straight pieces, with no curling.
Here are my step-by-step instructions for grilling bacon:
Take the entire package of bacon and drop it in the center or side of the grill on medium heat.
With a pair of tongs, slowly and carefully separate the bacon and lay each piece out individually on the grill surface. Grill for about 6-7 minutes per side. *COOKS NOTE: If you prefer crispier bacon, cook on medium-high heat for about 5-6 minutes per side.
- 1 pound bacon
- Take the entire package of bacon and drop it in the center or side of the grill on medium heat.
- With a pair of tongs, slowly and carefully separate the bacon and lay each piece out individually on the grill surface.
- Grill for about 6-7 minutes per side. *COOKS NOTE: If you prefer crispier bacon, cook on medium-high heat for about 5-6 minutes per side.
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Recipe developed by Kelly Hancock ©2010 Faithful Provisions. For personal use only. May not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed for capital gain without prior permission from Kelly Hancock.