Traeger Bourbon Candied Bacon
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Traeger Bourbon Candied Bacon

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I do believe Traeger Bourbon Candied Bacon is the recipe equivalent of a mic drop 😉

Nothing about this dish sounds bad, right?!

I mean you have the trifecta of yumminess combined into one delicious bite…bacon…bourbon…and sugar.

It also has that extra hint of wood fired flavor from the Traeger!

It is fairly simple too, and since it’s made on the Traeger you can make a lot all at once.

I have an Ironwood 885 and there was just enough room.

If you have a smaller model you may need to cut this recipe in half or do two smaller batches.

How to Make Traeger Bourbon Candied Bacon

This recipe starts with three pounds of thick cut bacon, maple syrup. bourbon, and brown sugar.

ingredients for the bacon

The first step is separating the bacon and putting it in a large bowl.

bacon in a bowl before cooking

In a separate bowl whisk together a cup and a half brown sugar, 2/3 cup pure maple syrup, and 1/3 cup of the bourbon.

Then pour this into the bowl with the bacon.

pouring the sugar mixture in the bowl

Use your hands to combine everything together.

Since it was a messy job I asked my husband to turn the Traeger on and set the temp to 225 degrees.

in a bowl before cooking

No need to let the grill preheat.

Just lay the bacon on the grill grates with your hands in a single layer.

on the Traeger before cooking
on the Traeger before cooking

There was some of the sugar glaze in the bottom of the bowl that I did not want to go to waste.

So I just brushed it over top of the bacon.

This will cook for 50 minutes, and then flip them using tongs.

Then another 50 to 70 minutes, depending on how thick the bacon is and how you prefer it to be cooked.

Traeger Bourbon Candied Bacon
Traeger Bourbon Candied Bacon

Traeger Bourbon Candied Bacon is just as gorgeous as it is delicious!

Remove the bacon and place in a single layer until it cools.

It hardens as the sugar comes to room temperature, and you don’t want them to stick together.

Store the bacon in a sealed container in the fridge.

It most likely will not last long!

We had ours gone within three days, so that just means I need to make more real soon 😉

Traeger Bourbon Candied Bacon
Traeger Bourbon Candied Bacon
Traeger Bourbon Candied Bacon

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Traeger Bourbon Candied Bacon

Traeger Bourbon Candied Bacon is like nothing you have ever tasted, it's my favorite new way to make candied bacon and it's easy to make

Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Bacon, Bourbon, Candied Bacon, Maple, Traeger
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 3 pounds
Calories 576 kcal
Author Cheri Renee

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds thick cut bacon
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup bourbon

Instructions

  1. Separate the bacon strips and place them in a large bowl.

  2. In another bowl add the brown sugar, maple syrup, and bourbon. Whisk until combined and add this mixture to the bowl with the bacon. Use your hands to gently toss the bacon so it's well coated.

  3. Turn the Traeger on and set the temp to 225 degrees. Start placing the bacon right away, no need to let it preheat. I found it best to use my hands to place them on the grill grates. Brush any remaining sauce over top of the bacon.

    Note: I have an Ironwood 885 and three pounds of bacon just fit, if you have a smaller Traeger this may need two batches or cut the recipe in half.

  4. Let the bacon cook for 50 minutes, flip them, and cook an additional 50 to 70 minutes. This will largely depend on the bacon thickness and how you want them cooked.

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