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.


  • 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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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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