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Billionaire Bacon: Snoop Dogg Recipe

If you’re wondering how to make Billionaire Bacon, you’re in for a treat. These spicy strips are sweet and savory — with a hint of rapper cred — thanks to the association with Snoop Dogg and his cookbook “From Crook to Cook” where the O.G. recipe appears.

Billionaire Bacon joins our growing collection of tasty candied bacon recipes, which are some of our most popular because they’re SO tasty for breakfast, brunch, tailgating and parties. Be sure to check out our recipes for Maple Candied Bacon, Jalapeno Bacon and Million Dollar Bacon.

A pile of golden brown cooked Billionaire Bacon on a pale blue serving plate.

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Why You’ll Go Hog Wild for This Recipe

The peppery, spicy, sweet and savory flavors of are amazing, and you can adjust the seasonings you add to the bacon to suit your tastebuds.

This tasty bacon (sometimes called “pig candy”) is perfect for a brunch buffet, party, breakfast charcuterie board, game day appetizer, or just plain snacking.

You can make Billionaire’s Bacon up to 24 hours in advance and reheat it just before serving (directions below).

Recipe Inspiration

After testing this recipe in Snoop Dogg’s cookbook, “From Crook to Cook,” we made a few minor adjustments:

  • Lowered the cooking temperature from 400 degrees F to 350 F. We prefer to bake bacon at a slightly lower temperature, which eliminates smoking and gives more control over the degree of doneness.
  • Increased the quantity from 8 strips of bacon to 10, because there was plenty of the brown sugar coating.
  • Doubled the amount of crushed red pepper.
  • Used a different technique to cover the bacon with the spicy glaze coating, and applied it on both sides of the bacon instead of just the top.

Ingredients and Substitutions

Snoop Dogg cookbook, dishes of brown sugar, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and a pig-shaped cutting board with a pound of bacon.

Shown from the top, here’s what you’ll need to prepare this recipe:

1/2 cup packed brown sugar – Either light brown sugar or dark brown sugar works well for this recipe; the choice is up to you.

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes – Why do our red pepper flakes look seedless, you ask? See note below.

10 strips of thick-sliced bacon

A Note About Red Pepper Flakes

A small black bowl filled with crushed red pepper, and a tan bowl filled with pepper seeds.

While I love the flavor of crushed red pepper flakes, I’m not crazy about the combination of seeds on bacon. So I removed them.

That’s right, I pulled the seeds out so that the mixture was left with just little dried pepper pieces. For me, the seeds distract from the texture of the bacon.

(If you’re curious, I spread the red pepper flakes on a white plate and removed the seeds while watching a webinar.)

Not in a seed-sorting mood? I hear you! You can also buy double-cut crushed red pepper that is nearly seedless, or simply use crushed red pepper with seeds as called for in the original recipe.

Equipment Needed

A stainless steel baking sheet pan with a wire mesh baking rack.

You’ll need a baking sheet with a baking rack that fits inside to make this recipe.

(Don’t be tempted, as I once was, to use a cookie cooling rack as a baking rack. A cooling rack is not made to withstand high oven temperatures, a fact I learned when mine partially melted in the oven.)

You’ll also need:

Aluminum foil to line the pan, for easy clean-up.

A small bowl and fork for combining the glaze ingredients.

A cooling rack.

Paper towels for blotting excess grease.

A serving plate. Unless you want to eat the bacon right away. Directly from the pan, standing in the kitchen. No judgment from your friends at BENSA, ever!

Step by Step Instructions

How do you make Snoop Dogg’s billionaire bacon? The process is so simple!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and top it with a baking rack. Spray the rack with nonstick cooking spray.

A baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and topped with a wire mesh cooking rack.

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, red pepper flakes and ground black pepper.

A silver bowl containing brown sugar, black pepper and red pepper mixture with a fork.

Use a dinner plate or cutting board to sprinkle the sugar mixture evenly over both sides of each thick cut bacon strip, pressing to adhere.

A plate with a strip of bacon covered with brown sugar mixture, a bowl containing the mixture, and a baking rack for uncooked Billionaire bacon.

Arrange the coated bacon slices on the wire rack over the prepared baking pan.

10 strips of uncooked Billionaire Bacon on a baking rack set in a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.

Cook until the bacon is golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Ten slices of cooked Billionaire Bacon on a foil-lined baking sheet.

Cool on the pan for 10 minutes, and blot any excess bacon grease with paper towels. Serve and enjoy!

Seven strips of cooked Billionaire Bacon on a white background.

Recipe Variations

This bacon is fairly spicy. For a milder version, you can omit the red pepper flakes.

For more spicy flavor, add 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper to the brown sugar mixture.

For a hint of smoky flavor, add 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika to the brown sugar mixture.

Pro Recipe Tips

Check the bacon about halfway through cooking. If some strips (like the outer pieces) are cooking faster than others, use a fork to rearrange them.

The bacon firms up as it cools, and the glaze hardens. Leave it undisturbed on the pan to cool for about 10 minutes.

After cooling the bacon on the rack, blot lightly with paper towels to remove any excess grease. (Most of the grease will drip to the pan below.)

How to Store Leftovers

While it’s extremely rare to have leftover Billionaire Bacon, it could happen. Store leftover bacon on a plate with an airtight covering of plastic wrap or Press N Seal, for up to 2 days. You can enjoy it cold, or reheat it on a foil-lined baking sheet in a 350 degree F oven for about 7 minutes.

More Fun Ways to Enjoy Bacon

If you enjoy this billion dollar bacon, check out these other tasty recipes:

Bacon Butter – a creamy, flavorful spread you’ll put on everything!

Bacon Jerky – the ultimate low-carb snack!

Bacon Salt – add bacon flavor to popcorn, steaks, baked potatoes and more!

Here’s the full, printable recipe:

A pile of golden brown cooked Billionaire Bacon on a pale blue serving plate.

Billionaire Bacon

Eliza Cross
This easy Billionaire Bacon recipe by Snoop Dogg is spicy, sweet and savory. It's oven baked and seasoned with a spicy brown sugar crushed red pepper mixture.
5 from 19 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Bacon Breakfast Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 326 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 strips thick-sliced bacon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and top it with a baking rack. Spray the rack with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, red pepper flakes and ground black pepper.
  • Use a dinner plate or cutting board to sprinkle the sugar mixture evenly over both sides of each bacon strip, pressing to adhere.
  • Arrange the coated bacon slices on the prepared baking pan.
  • Cook until the bacon is golden brown, about 30 minutes. Start checking after 20 minutes to make sure bacon doesn't overcook.
  • Cool on the pan for 10 minutes, and blot excess bacon grease with paper towels. Serve and enjoy! Makes 10 slices.

Notes

Check the bacon about halfway through cooking. If some strips (like the outer pieces) are cooking faster than others, use a fork to rearrange them.
The bacon firms up as it cools, and the glaze hardens. Leave it undisturbed on the pan to cool for about 10 minutes.
After cooling the bacon on the rack, blot lightly with paper towels to remove any excess grease. (Most of the grease will drip to the pan below.)
Store leftover bacon on a plate with an airtight covering of plastic wrap or Press N Seal, for up to 2 days.
You can enjoy it cold, or reheat it on a foil-lined baking sheet in a 350 degree F oven for about 7 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 2.5slicesCalories: 326kcalCarbohydrates: 18.5gProtein: 17.6gFat: 19.9gSaturated Fat: 6.5gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 1102mgPotassium: 292mgSugar: 17.6gCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
Keyword brunch, candied bacon, spicy bacon
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Got questions? Just ask! I’m happy to help. You might also enjoy the Billionaire Bacon web story.

If you post your creations on social media, tag #BENSABaconLovers so I can share! Thank you for your support. – Eliza

Nutrition Disclaimer: All nutritional information shared on this site is an approximation. I am not a certified nutritionist, and any nutritional information should be used as a general guideline.

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About Eliza & BENSA

BENSA was founded by bacon expert Eliza Cross, author of more than a dozen cookbooks. She has written three bacon cookbooks including the award-winning Bacon Beans and Beer, the bestselling 101 Things to Do With Bacon, and the popular sequel 101 More Things to Do With Bacon. Learn more about BENSA...

10 thoughts on “Billionaire Bacon: Snoop Dogg Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    I know for a fact that this an excellent recipe. I’ve been making my bacon like this for years. I prefer to fry mine on the stove, drain the grease then Gary up some eggs in the bacon flavored pan.
    Ps
    Always cook extra because who can stand there with nice warm bacon tempting you?
    Not me
    Enjoy

    Reply

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