Brown Sugar-Sriracha Bacon Bites
- serves 10
Sweet and spicy bites of bacon.
¼ cup sriracha chili sauce
¼ cup packed light brown sugar
10 thick-cut bacon slices, each cut into 4 pieces (approximately 2" each)
Nonstick cooking spray, for spraying the rack
1 ½ Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
1 ½ Tbsp black sesame seeds
1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Stir together the sriracha and brown sugar in a medium bowl; add the bacon pieces and toss to coat. Set aside.
2. 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.
3. 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.)