Joseph's Best Easy Bacon Recipe

Joseph's Best Easy Bacon Recipe

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Joseph Manalang 6

"Preparing this recipe is literally the first thing I do after I wake up on weekend mornings. I put the bacon in the oven (must be cold!), brush my teeth, start cooking other breakfast items, and then take the bacon out after 14 minutes - that's it! My bacon theory is that by placing the bacon in a cold oven to start, as the oven gradually heats to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C), the bacon undergoes a magical transformation from cold flabby piece of meat, to simmering deliciousness, to crispy bacon heaven as the oven hits the 425 degree mark. Enjoy!"

Ingredients 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 134 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 134 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 10.4 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.4g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 9.2 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 574 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Line a large baking sheet with 2 sheets of aluminum foil, making sure pan is completely covered.
  2. Arrange bacon strips on the prepared baking sheet, keeping at least 1/2-inch space between strips. Place pan in the cold oven.
  3. Heat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Cook bacon for 14 minutes.
  4. Transfer cooked bacon to paper towel-lined plates. Let cool for 5 minutes for bacon to crisp.
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Footnotes

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  • I like to use naturally hickory smoked thick-sliced bacon to achieve the best results. You might want to check on the bacon after 12 minutes or so to account for the differences in oven heating times and/or thickness of bacon. Pair this recipe with Ken's Perfect Hard Boiled Egg recipe which also takes 14 minutes to prepare.
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Sarah Jo
5/12/2013

This is how I always cook my bacon now. It's absolutely foolproof and I get perfect bacon every time. NOTE: After I pull the bacon off, I use a spatula to help scrape the grease into a jar to save for cooking.

lutzflcat
6/12/2013

I think you'll find that your cooking time depends on how thick your bacon is, as well as how quickly your oven heats up. I used center cut regular bacon, and it took about 16-17 minutes. What was interesting to me is that the bacon didn't shrink up much, and turned out perfectly cooked with no mess in the oven. I left the bacon grease solidify a bit, rolled up the foil, and just pitched it in the trash. Once you get your timing down, this is a great way to cook bacon.

Julie Julie
5/8/2013

This recipes is fantastic. I used to think, "Why would I need a recipe for bacon?" Then I tried it. WOW. The apotheosis of perfect, easy bacon. Do yourself a favor: Make the bacon.