Cooking Bacon on the Grill: Top 3 Ways
Bacon is not just for the frying pan or oven. When bacon hits the hot grill, its edges get crispier and its flavor deepens, giving it a whole new layer of deliciousness. Though cooking bacon on the grill is great, there are a few things to keep in mind before firing up the barbeque.
If you are cooking bacon on the grill, the grease can drip down into the flames, which could cause splattering, or worse, a fire. It can also leave a thick layer of grease on the grill that is hard to remove afterward. So, how can you enjoy grilled bacon with safety and convenience?
1. Use foil or a pan
The laws of physics make foil an excellent shield between bacon and the flames while still allowing the heat to do its job. Fold up the foil’s edges and lay the bacon on top before cooking bacon on the grill.
Alternatively, use a pan such as a cookie sheet or a grill pan. Grill pans allow you to grill anything both inside and outside. If you put the grill pan directly on an outdoor barbeque, it shields the bacon from the flames but still renders mouthwatering grill marks.
Both foil and a pan allow the smoky grill flavors to infuse into the meat without the grease dripping onto the flames. Whichever you decide to use, put the bacon on the hot grill for about 10-20 minutes, depending on your desired doneness. Flip as needed.
2. Wrap it around other things
No one can complain about food wrapped in bacon. Wrap it over burgers, franks, corn and more! You can safely grill bacon-wrapped items directly over the grill’s flames.
3. Pre-cook it
Cooking your bacon in the traditional ways ahead of time reduces the amount of grease that the grill will render, making it safer to put on the grill directly. Just monitor the level of doneness for each stage.
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