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Prep Time:
10 minutes
4 Sandwiches
Grill time:
Sauce: 10 minutes, Bacon: 6 minutes

Grilled Back Bacon on a Bun

with Maple Beer BBQ Sauce

Posted on by Andrea Alden
Grilled Back Bacon on a Bun
Serves 4 Sandwiches
Prep Time:
Grill time: Sauce: 10 minutes, Bacon: 6 minutes
I was at the Tragically Hip concert in Bobcaygeon on Saturday. What a great show! The weather was not the greatest, but the food! OH the FOOD!  So much to choose from, and all of it great! One of the best things there was the back bacon on a bun. Usually I would slap an egg and some cheese with back bacon, or at least some hollandaise sauce, but this was some sort of barbecue sauced grilled heaven. I was bound and determined to find a recipe for it when I got home, and slept for most of the next day.

Grilled Back Bacon on a Bun

Serves: 4 Sandwiches       Total Time: 26 minutes


  • 1½ lb. whole back or peameal bacon (about 12 inches long)
  • 4 kaiser rolls
  • 4 slices of cheddar cheese
  • Thinly sliced red onion

Maple Beer BBQ Sauce

  • 1 bottle of beer
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (your favorite or make your own)
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup grainy mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. salt


Step 1
Brush the bacon to remove the heaviest and loose cornmeal crust. Slice it into 24–ish slices, each about ½–inch thick.
Step 2
Preheat grill to medium
Step 3
To prepare the sauce, in a saucepan, bring the beer to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the beer has reduced by half. Add the BBQ sauce, maple syrup, mustard, garlic, thyme, pepper and salt. Return to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
Step 4
Grill bacon for 2 to 3 minutes per side, basting liberally with beer BBQ sauce, until cooked through and tender.
Step 5
Toast buns lightly. Place 6 slices of grilled bacon on the bottom half of each bun. Top with extra basting sauce, cheddar cheese and onion.
This was oh so good.
What is your favorite concert food? Have you recreated it?

Happy Grilling!

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