¼ cup of packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Ground black pepper to taste
1 pound thick cut bacon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix brown sugar, rice vinegar, maple syrup and black pepper in a small bowl.
Place bacon strips on cooling rack set over baking sheet.
Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, turn slices and bake another 5 minutes.
Remove bacon and brush both sides with brown sugar mixture. Return bacon to the oven and bake another 5 minutes. Repeat basting every 5 minutes until bacon is browned and crisp, about 25 minutes.