The recipe prices will vary based on fluctuating grocery costs. Please use what is posted as a guide.
Hassle-free and delicious, grilled bacon is a whole new way to enjoy everyone’s favorite breakfast food. So spend your mornings free of spitting grease and satisfy your hunger in less than a half hour!
It costs approximately $4.54 to make this bacon. The recipe serves four for about $1.13 per serving.
Bacon On The Grill
I serve grilled bacon with breakfast staples like banana cinnamon muffins or buckwheat pancakes. Pineapple or strawberry smoothies round off a filling pre-work or pre-school meal. You can also use this grilled bacon on top of some tasty burgers.
There’s nothing quite like salty, savory, crunchy bacon on a lazy Sunday morning. It’s not fun to wake up the next day and smell (and see) a weekend’s worth of bacon grease in your kitchen.
That’s why grilling bacon is worth trying. It’s one of my favorite methods to make bacon, as it’s cleaner and, overall, more convenient. Plus, it makes the juiciest hunks of thick-cut bacon with those crispy, deliciously burnt bits that are everyone’s guilty pleasure!
Ingredients and Estimated Cost
Per Serving Cost: $1.13
Recipe Cost: $4.54
- 12 thick-cut bacon strips – $4.48
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil – $0.06
NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have. I updated the pricing for this recipe in May 2023.
How To Cook Bacon On The Grill
***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.
Grilling bacon only takes about 5 minutes of prep time and 10 to 15 minutes of cooking time. Follow these instructions, and you’ll have a quick, smoky, family-friendly side or main course in just 20 minutes!
- Preheat your grill to medium-high heat (325°F) using one side of the grill burners.
- Brush your cleaned grill grates with a light coating of oil.
- Place the bacon strips across the grates, away from the direct heat source.
- Turn burners to medium-low and cook until done to your desired crispiness. Watch carefully to prevent burning, and flip as needed to control cooking.
- Serve immediately or save for later.
- Brush with BBQ sauce towards the end of cooking time.
- Sprinkle with dark brown sugar for a sweet undertone.
- Sprinkle with your favorite pork BBQ rub.
STORE: Have leftovers? Or just want to save your bacon for another meal? You can store grilled bacon in the fridge for 2-3 days. Use an airtight container.
FREEZE: Keep your grilled bacon in the freezer for up to a month if necessary. Wrap it in parchment paper and store it in a freezer-safe zipper top bag.
REHEAT: You can reheat grilled bacon in a skillet, oven, or microwave. The time will vary, but it’s usually done when it’s hot and sizzling again.
Any kind is acceptable as long as it’s thick-cut! Any thinly cut bacon will stick to the grill and burn.
There are many reasons to start grilling bacon, and that’s not just the taste! Here’s a quick list of benefits to grilling bacon over just frying it in a pan:
1. It’s quick and easy to clean up afterward. All the drippings end up in the grill’s dripping pan, and grill grates are much easier to clean than a pan or skillet!
2. It keeps the inside of your house or apartment from smelling like greasy bacon all day. This is especially good for those with roommates or regular guests!
3. No need to heat the indoors with your stove or oven, which can be a huge plus in those blistering summer months.
4. Say goodbye to messing around with hard-to-clean hot bacon grease and all the little burns. Grilling is just way easier and cleaner, too.
1. Make sure to scrape off any leftover food residue from your grill grates. A clean grill grate won’t have food residue falling into the fire to cause a flare-up.
2. Put the bacon close to the grill’s fire but not directly over the fire. It’ll still cook from indirect heat, but grease is less likely to fall into the flames.
3. Catch the bacon fat with a double sheet of aluminum foil underneath the bacon but on top of the grill. Make sure the foil edges are turned up to catch all the fat that’ll drip.
More Grilling Recipes
- Grilled BBQ Chicken
- Grilled Steak Marsala
- Grilled Honey Garlic Sticky Ribs
- Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Thighs
- Grilled Spinach Artichoke Flatbread Pizza
- Grilled Pork Kabobs On A Gas Grill
- 12 thick-cut bacon strips
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil for brushing grates
- Preheat the grill to medium-high heat – 325°F using one side of the grill burners.
- Brush the cleaned grill grates with a light coating of oil.
- Place the bacon strips across the grates away from the direct heat source.
- Turn burners to medium-low and cook until done to your desired crispiness.
- Watch carefully to prevent burning, and flip as needed to control cooking.
- Serve immediately or save for later,
○ Brush with BBQ sauce towards the end of cooking time.
○ Sprinkle with dark brown sugar for a sweet undertone
○ Sprinkle with your favorite Pork BBQ rub