How Long to Cook Bacon on the Grill

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Do You Love to Have Bacon in the Morning?

One of the best reasons to wake up early in the morning is a sizzling, smoky, and crispy yet tender bacon. If you are a total boss at frying bacon or baking bacon indoors, you can understand the freshness it spreads in the air. You can still remember the enticing aroma that drew your entire family into the kitchen at the same time.

Is Bacon Even Good for You?

The bacon’s taste speaks for itself. A lot of debate has been going on in the medical world that either it is good or bad for your health.

50% of the fat in bacon is monounsaturated, the heart-healthy kind found in olive oil.

The rest of the fat is saturated and polyunsaturated. Saturated fat has a bad reputation for contributing to heart disease; however, studies have not found any consistent link between the two of them. It also contains some cholesterol, but dietary cholesterol has been shown to have a very slight effect on the level of cholesterol in the blood.

While we don’t recommend eating bacon at every meal, it is okay to eat in moderate doses.

How Long to Cook bacon on the grill

Grilling bacon doesn’t require much time. First, you have to let the bacon cook on a closed grill for 7-10 minutes. Then open the grill and cook for another 3-5 minutes until the bacon is golden and crispy.

How to Make Bacon on the Grill

To grill, bacon is everything we love about cooking bacon, minus your kitchen’s bacon hangover. But how? It Turns out there are many ways to grill bacon, but one method stands out above all others: Use a cast-iron skillet.

Equipment Required

  • Gas Grill
  • Grill Grate and aluminum foil or Cast-Iron Pan
  • Tongs

Ingredients Needed

  • 1 lb sliced bacon
  • Barbecue Sauce (optional for Grilled BBQ bacon)
  • Brown sugar and black pepper (optional for candied bacon

Step 1: Preheat your Grill

Preheat your grill to 400°F. Place your cast iron skillet on the grates to preheat, too. 

Step 2: Put Down the Strips

Lay the bacon out on the skillet, close the grill and let it cook for 7 to 10 minutes, depending on thickness.

Step 3: Turn the Bacon Over

Open the grill and use tongs to turn the bacon over—Cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until golden and crispy. (Take a moment and be amazed at the color. It’s pretty gorgeous and unlike stove-top bacon.)

Step 4: Remove From the Heat and Enjoy

Use tongs to place bacon on a plate lined with paper towels. Enjoy!

Barbecue Sauce to Use For Grilled Bacon

Use your favorite kind of barbecue sauce to make grilled barbecue bacon. If you like sweet, go for a sweet sauce. If you prefer savor, go with a savory sauce.

What are the Benefits of Grilling Bacon on the Grill

  • There is no need to oil the grill before grilling.
  • There will be no mess to clean up afterward. All the dripping ends up in the grill’s drip pan.
  • Do not worry! Your apartment or house will not smell like a piece of bacon.
  • You do not have to heat the kitchen by using an oven or a stove, especially summertime.
  • No hot bacon grease coming out of the grill.
  • You can grill a large amount of bacon at a time rather than just a few strips in multiple batches in a messy and spitting skillet of hot bacon grease

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: How can we store leftover Bacon?

Ans: If you are worried about the leftover bacon then don’t be. You can easily store the leftover cooked bacon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Also, it can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months

Q2: Is it better to fry or grill bacon?

Ans: From a health perspective, it doesn’t really matter whether you fry or grill your bacon. It all depends on your preference. Do you like it better greasy and clean tasting? If so, you’d probably prefer to have it fried. If you like a bit of woody or smoky flavor in your bacon, you probably will enjoy having it grilled

Q3: Can we grill bacon on foil?

Ans: You can, but you need to be careful that the grease on the foil doesn’t get too hot. This can cause a grease fire and the foil can potentially burn in a grease fire. Just be sure to maintain the temperature while grilling bacon to avoid this. And don’t use foil unless it’s necessary.

Q5: What is the best cut of bacon for grilling?

Ans: There are 3 main types of bacon. They’re all well-suited for grilling if you keep a few things in mind and adjust accordingly.

Standard bacon is all-purpose and sliced very thin. You will want to keep a close eye as it will cook quickly, and keep the cooking time to a minimum.

Center-cut bacon is cut close to the bone in the pig belly, so it’s a much leaner cut than the other types of bacon. It has roughly 30% less fat. As it has less fat and the strips are shorter, you will want to cut the cooking time down.

Thick-cut bacon is about twice as thick as standard bacon, which allows it to hold its shape a little better. It’s ideal for grilling and can cook a little longer without getting burnt.

To wrap it up

Using an iron skillet to grill the perfect strips of bacon is indeed a surefire way to entertain the guests at your home and your family this summer.

Grilling the bacon and getting your home full of that bacon smell, and that is what the beauty of summer is!

Also, you have the advantage of wrapping up the leftovers in aluminum foil and keeping it for later use. When you want to use it, then remove the aluminum foil, put the bacon on a paper towel-lined plate, cover the bacon with a paper towel, and heat it in the microwave for some time.

We hope our tips help you choose and serve up the perfect bacon for your next backyard barbecue.