Sunny's Sambal and Pineapple-Glazed Bacon

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1/2 cup dark brown sugar

4 ounces canned crushed pineapple, drained 

1/4 cup sambal oelek 

Kosher salt 

12 strips thick-cut bacon 

Coarse freshly ground black pepper 


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Mix together the brown sugar, pineapple, sambal and a nice pinch of salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay the bacon strips on top; sprinkle with pepper. Bake until most of the fat is rendered, 8 to 10 minutes. Use paper towels to blot as much excess fat as possible.
  4. Put a wire rack on a baking sheet and lay the bacon on top. Brush the glaze over the bacon. Bake until the pineapple bits are golden brown and the bacon is crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.
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