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Grilled Balsamic Molasses Bacon


Thick applewood-smoked bacon slices grilled on skewers until sizzling. Rosemary sprigs act as brushes to baste bacon with balsamic molasses.

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  • 6 tablespoons molasses
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 14 thick slices applewood-smoked bacon
  • 3 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • Black pepper, freshly ground


Servings 6
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Step 1

Soak wooden skewers in water 30 minutes. Preheat grill to 250°F to 300°F (low) heat.

Stir together molasses and next 2 ingredients. Thread 1 bacon slice onto each skewer.

Grill bacon, covered with grill lid, 15 to 18 minutes or until bacon begins to brown, turning every 6 minutes. Baste with half of molasses mixture, using rosemary sprigs as a brush; grill, covered with grill lid, 5 minutes.

Turn bacon, and baste with remaining molasses mixture, using rosemary sprigs. Grill, covered with grill lid, 5 minutes or until browned and crisp. Remove from grill. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper to taste. Serve bacon immediately.

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