Oven-roasted pulled pork recipe Nothing beats a juicy pulled pork dish that’s got a hearty
Perfect Circle B Ranch Bacon
Perfectly Cooked Circle B Ranch Hickory Smoked Bacon or Nitrite Free Bacon
When I lived in Branchburg, NJ, I owned and operated Nadia Gourmet Caterers. I learned from my chefs that the quickest way to cook bacon was in the oven. Cooking for a large crowd standing over the stove and cooking bacon is very time consuming. I have to admit that I was never a fan of frying bacon, because it made a mess and it just seemed to take to long to get the bacon crispy. I did make it in the microwave (Gasp) for years…yes looking back it was not a great idea.
When Big John started to raise the Berkshire and Red Wattle Hogs the bacon was not as fatty and the oven method was the best way to prepare the bacon. I have to admit that I did try the Berkshire or Red Wattle Bacon in the microwave but it has way to much meat and did not crisp up.
You will need a baking sheet and aluminum foil. Cover your baking sheet with aluminum foil and then arrange the bacon on the cooking sheet. Lay the bacon close to each other, but don’t overlap.
Doesn’t that bacon look delicious? It almost looks to good to cook.
Bake the Bacon in the oven and cook for about 15-20 minutes. I like to check the bacon after 10 minutes and turn the pan around in the oven. It cooks more evenly. Once the bacon is cooked, and as a side note we like our bacon well done. Remove the pan from the oven and place the bacon on a plate lined with paper towels. This will absorb the bacon grease and help the bacon crisp up. Serve immediately. If you do have any leftover it keeps really well in the refrigerator and you can always put it in the microwave to warm up.
We like to use the bacon grease to cook eggs in, or you can always wait for it to cool in the pan and throw the aluminum foil out. What an easy way to cook bacon and the clean up could not be easier.