Mustard and Jalapeno Rubbed Bacon

Bacon. The sound of it, the smell of it, and the taste of it is something truly wonderful. I use bacon quiet a bit. It is one of those things that if I am making it in the morning, my kids get excited (I do to). There is something so powerful about bacon, even if we are kids, or adults, it often times is a go to comfort food; delicious for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and heck now you are seeing it dipped in chocolate and served as dessert!

Mustard and Jalapeno Rubbed Bacon

As I have had a desire to join a bacon of the month club, I have yet to do so, however I have been sampling a lot of different types. One of my favorite brands of bacon thus far is a brand called Nueske’s bacon. As I normally slow cook my bacon in a skillet, I wanted to try a different take on it, not only in its cooking method, but also in its flavor profile.

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices of thick smoked bacon
  • 1/2 cup of yellow mustard
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, stem and seeds removed, minced
  • 1/4/ tsp turmeric powder
  • pinch of cracked black pepper

Begin by adding the mustard, jalapeno peppers, and turmeric powder to a bowl and mix well. Set aside and let the flavors combine for 30-60 minutes. Next, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Add your bacon slices to a cooking grid, or a baking pan that is rimmed. Sprinkle with the black pepper and cook for about 8-10 minutes on one side. Pour out the fat, and turn over, cooking an addition 5 minutes or so. Once cooked, pour out the fat, and brush on the mustard sauce. Return to the oven, cooking for about 4 minutes. Remove, turn over, and repeat with the mustard sauce, cooking an additional 3 minutes.

Plate and serve. This bacon is meant for a really great sandwich, but can hold its own at any serving. Enjoy.

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