This, my friends, is not for the faint of heart.
First of all, you should know that I'm not a coffee person. And while this bacon isn't totally coffee-ed up, I could definitely taste it. It was enough to make me not really like it, but my dad loooooved it.
You know I'm a fan of candying bacon, and this isn't far from that. Buuut we're adding in a little coffee marinade to the mix, and it just makes things all sorts of intense.
Chewy, with a crunch, much bacon-ness, and a hint of spice, this is totally man bacon. But since Joy the Baker developed this recipe, it's absolutely for the ladies too. I wouldn't call it an ideal Mother's Day recipe, but right now, it's what I got :)
Shout out to my mom for being the awesome, classy lady that she is! I make her this cheesecake every year, because she deserves it. Happy mom's weekend y'all. Eat bacon.
Yield: 8-12 slices
- 8-12 slices uncooked bacon
- 1/4 cup freshly ground coffee
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 4 tablespoons packed brown sugar, divided
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 1 tablespoon water
- Freshly cracked black pepper