Bad Ass Coffee BLT

Makes 8 pieces of bacon (enough for 4 sandwiches)

FOR THE BACON

  • 8 slices uncooked bacon
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 4 tablespoon concentrate

FOR THE SANDWICH

  • Fresh lettuce
  • Crusty, toasted bread
  • Heirloom tomatoes
  • Mayonnaise

INSTRUCTIONS

Lay cascading bacon slices atop one another so that the fat is on top.  Place bacon on top of a piece of plastic wrap or brown butcher paper.

In a small bowl, stir together the concentrate, chili powder, brown sugar, molasses, and water.  Spread the mixture on top of the bacon slices, pressing with the back of a spoon. Wrap the bacon and coffee in the plastic wrap or butcher paper and place in the fridge. You may want to put the mixture in a large sealable back to prevent any leaking.   Let sit for 2 hours of overnight.

When ready to bake, place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pay separate bacon slices on the paper in a single layer. 

Bake until browned and crisp, 14 to 17 minutes, or until bacon has reached your desired crispiness.  Remove from the oven, allow to drain on a piece of paper towel and assemble the sandwich.

Spread mayonnaise on both sides of bread, lay tomato, spinach and bacon on top of each other and serve immediately.