How to Cook Bacon on The Grill
HOW TO COOK BACON ON THE GRILL
Tips on how to grill bacon.
Grilled Bacon Recipe
Grilling bacon can get tricky. The key is a slab of uncut, premium bacon, or thick-cut bacon steaks. The high-fat content can cause flares, so do not put bacon directly over the flames unless closely watched and carefully handled with barbecue tongs.
Slab bacon or Steak Bacon (thick-cut)
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How To Barbecue Slab Bacon:
- Preheat grill to 250-375°F, if the temperature gauge is available on your grill. If not, you can estimate the heat at medium.
- Cook bacon indirectly, avoiding putting it directly over the fire. After an hour at 250-375°F, take it off the grill.
- Next, slice the slab bacon into 1/2 inch thick slices and cook it quickly again directly over the coals or fire to crisp it. Be careful and always use proper safety techniques and equipment.
How To Barbecue Sliced Bacon:
You can grill thick-cut sliced bacon (or bacon steak cuts) using indirect heat.
- Oil your grill or use bacon fat to grease the grate.
- Lay bacon across the grate, being careful that it cannot slip through when it cooks down.
- Watch the bacon closely, turning over with tongs. The total cook time will vary on how crisp you want your bacon, generally 10-20 minutes.
How To Fix Bacon On A Skewer:
- Another method of grilling bacon is to go straight for thick-cut steak bacon. Slices should be about 1/4 inch thick.
Thread bacon onto a skewer like sewing a stitch with a needle, making sure to go through the meaty parts, not the fat.
How To Glaze Bacon:
- You can paint a layer of glaze just before removing bacon from the grill.
- Use a BBQ Sauce or make a glaze-like sweet and spicy honey, hot sauce, and vinegar glaze.
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