Brown Sugar-Sriracha Bacon Bites


  •     1/4 cup sriracha chili sauce
  •     1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  •     10 thick-cut bacon slices, each cut into 4 pieces (approximately 2 inches each)
  •     Nonstick cooking spray, for spraying the rack
  •     1 1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  •     1 1/2 tablespoons black sesame seeds


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Stir together the sriracha and brown sugar in a medium bowl; add the bacon pieces and toss to coat. Set aside.

Line a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil; place a wire rack over the foil. Spray the rack liberally with cooking spray. Place the bacon pieces in a single layer on the rack.

Bake until the bacon is almost crisp, 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle the bacon with the toasted and black sesame seeds and bake an additional 5 minutes. Cool for 5 to 8 minutes, moving the bacon pieces slightly on the rack every 2 minutes to prevent sticking. (The bacon will crisp more as it cools.)

SOURCE: foodnetwork – Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli

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