Traeger Maple Sriracha Bacon is a great salty, sweet, and spicy snack!
This recipe make a huge batch, so there’s enough to share or it will stay good in the fridge for a few days as long as it’s covered.
I made this as part of my Girl Baby Shower Food spread and named it as “Candied Bacon with sugar and spice and everything nice”… it was quite popular with the guests.
How to Make Traeger Maple Sriracha Bacon
We will start with 3 pounds of thick cut bacon.
I have an Ironwood 885 so 3 pounds fit perfectly.
If you have a smaller Traeger either cook in two smaller batches, or cut the recipe in half.
Separate the bacon slices and place them in a large bowl.
Then add the brown sugar, pure maple syrup, and as much or as little sriracha depending on your spice level.
Since I was making these for a party, I went light on the sriracha.
But if these were just for my family, I would have added a lot more.
Next toss the bacon with your hands until it’s pretty evenly coated.
Set the Traeger to 225 degrees and you can start placing the bacon on the grill grate right away, no need to let it preheat first.
If your Traeger has the super smoke mode, go ahead and turn that on 🙂
If there’s any glaze left in the bowl, brush it over the bacon.
This will cook for 50 minutes to start, then flip and let it go another 50 to 70 minutes.
It will depend on how thick the bacon is and how you prefer your bacon to be cooked.
Traeger Maple Sriracha Bacon smells so flipping good and tastes even better!
When you first remove the bacon, it will be soft and bendy.
But it will harden as it sits for awhile.
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Traeger Maple Sriracha Bacon
- Traeger/Pellet Grill
- 3 pounds thick cut bacon
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 2/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 to 4 Tbsps sriracha (more or less depending on spice preference)
- Separate the bacon strips and place them in a large bowl.
- Add the brown sugar, maple syrup, and sriracha to the bowl with the bacon. Use your hands to gently toss the bacon so it's well coated.
- Turn the Traeger on and set the temp to 225 degrees. Start placing the bacon right away, no need to let it preheat. I found it best to use my hands to place them on the grill grates. Brush any remaining sauce over top of the bacon.Note: I have an Ironwood 885 and three pounds of bacon just fit, if you have a smaller Traeger this may need two batches or cut the recipe in half.
- Let the bacon cook for 50 minutes, flip them, and cook an additional 50 to 70 minutes. This will largely depend on the bacon thickness and how you want them cooked.Note: The bacon will be soft and bendable at first, once it cools the bacon will harden.