I never thought you could enhance the taste of bacon, until I made this recipe. This recipe really turns up the volume on the bacon. All it takes is three simple ingredients, bacon, red chili powder and brown sugar. The smell of caramelized bacon filled my apartment with a tantalizing aroma. We added the bacon to our BLT’s for brunch, there was a hint of heat from the chili and a touch of sweetness from the sugar. Such a delicious addition.
I found this recipe in my Cooking with Cafe Pasqual’s cookbook that I was given as a gift a few months ago. This book is beautiful with simple ideas and great southwestern recipes. The restaurant in 1999 received the James Beard America’s Regional Cooking Classics Award for a “timeless, grassroots restaurant that serves memorable food and is strongly imbedded in the fabric of the community”. I’ll be exploring this cookbook more and more over the coming months as there were so many recipes I wanted to try.