Maple pepper bacon strips with Boston Lager glaze

Maple pepper bacon strips with Boston Lager glaze.

Maple pepper bacon strips with Boston Lager glaze. (Credit: Handout, 2013)

MAPLE PEPPER BACON STRIPS WITH BOSTON LAGER GLAZE 
 
16 slices thick cut bacon

1 cup honey

2 tablespoons grain Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons dry mustard

1 cup maple syrup

1/8 cup of coarsely ground black pepper

2 cups Samuel Adams Boston Lager
 
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

2. Lay bacon on sheet pan on parchment paper.  Cover with one more sheet of parchment paper.  Bake at 300 degrees for 14 to 15 minutes.

3. Bring honey and maple syrup mixture to a boil. Caramelize. Add beer and reduce by half. Then add mustard and ground black pepper.

4. Take top sheet of parchment paper off bacon. Baste in honey mixture. Return bacon to oven and turn temperature to 275 degrees until bacon is crispy.

Recipe developed by chef David Burke for Samuel Adams.

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