While there’s certainly nothing wrong with traditional bacon, this bacon upgrade is a supremely flavorful way to switch up the Sunday morning staple. Serve the spicy, smoky, slightly sweet bacon alongside eggs, with a Bloody Mary, or crumbled onto dips, salads, or loaded baked potatoes. Because the bacon cooks and crisps in the oven, you don’t have to hover over a skillet or worry about grease splattering. But be warned: the spicy-sweet bacon is slightly addictive. You may wind up making it every time you buy bacon—but if that’s so wrong, we don’t want to be right.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Stir together sugar and Taco Seasoning in a bowl. Dredge bacon slices in sugar mixture, pressing to adhere. Arrange bacon in a single layer on a wire rack coated with cooking spray; place rack in an aluminum foil-lined large rimmed baking sheet.
Bake until crisp, 40 to 50 minutes.
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