This post is WAY overdue, and honestly I’m not sure what took me so long! I think because it’s so simple – I didn’t feel like it deserved it’s own recipe/blog post. But the more I thought about it – it TOTALLY DOES! Because bacon is life. And everyone should know how to cook it without grease splattering all over their kitchen. AmIright?! I literally get asked how I cook my bacon almost every single day. So now you will have a place to find the info whenever you want to make some delicious, crispy, no-mess bacon!
First things first, we almost ALWAYS use sugar-free bacon from ButcherBox, which is usually Pederson’s Farms brand. ButcherBox is a meat delivery service that delivers grass-fed meat, organic chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your doorstep. You can choose to have it delivered monthly or bi-monthly, and pause/cancel whenever you want. It totally takes the stress out of searching for high quality meat at our mediocre grocery stores in Westminster – so I can focus on fresh produce, eggs, nuts, and other stuff for the kids. Right now they have a promo going on (for the month of Feb 2019) where you can get 2 free filets, FREE BACON (for this delicious recipe), and $10 off your first order. Grab this deal here!
Their bacon is far superior to other nitrate-free bacon and I don’t think I can ever go back! Once you try it, I promise you’ll be hooked, too.
I like to use parchment paper vs foil, just because I am trying to cook with less tin foil/metals, but either one will do! Make sure you use a pan with relatively high rims around the edges to catch the grease. I never use a baking rack and my bacon still turns out crispy every time.
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No Mess, Perfectly Baked Bacon
- 1 pack sugar free bacon I like Pederson's Farms
- Preheat oven to 400. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Place bacon strips about 1/2 inch apart in a single row on the baking sheet. Put the pan into the oven (you don't need to wait for it to fully pre-heat). The amount of time will depend on the brand and thickness of your bacon, but set the timer for 10 mins and watch it from there. Usually mine is perfectly crispy around the 12-13 min mark.
- Remove the bacon from the oven and transfer each piece to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Let it cool/drain for 2-3 mins, then enjoy! And also enjoy the fact that all you need to do to clean up is throw away the parchment paper - VOILA!