Maple Bourbon Bacon Glaze

Maple Bacon Bourbon GlazeHere’s a recipe that’ll knock your socks off and have you exclaiming, “Shut the. front. door!” This glaze recipe is divine on grilled or roasted beef. In fact, I had the pleasure of enjoying it on a strip roast at a recent cooking class at the Certified Angus Beef ®  Education & Culinary Center in Wooster, Ohio. The strip roast was seasoned with kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper. This delectable glaze concoction was served with the sliced roast. And it will make your eyes glaze over with sweet, smoky flavor.

The chef was kind enough to share the recipe that evening, and I made it here at home to serve on a tri-tip roast for Sunday dinner. It would be the perfect complement to your Christmas roast or New Year’s feast. Serve it up to family and friends. Enjoy!


Maple Bourbon Bacon Glaze
  • 8 ounces bacon, diced
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • ½ cup real maple syrup
  • ½ cup brewed coffee, room temperature
  • 1-2 tablespoons bourbon
  1. Simmer bacon until just crisp. Remove bacon and strain drippings from the pan. Keep both at room temperature.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine beef stock and maple syrup over medium heat. Stir occasionally until liquid reduces by half and becomes a deep mahogany color, approximately 10 minutes.
  3. Add half of coffee and return to a boil.
  4. Whisk in remaining coffee and bourbon.
  5. Simmer an additional 3 minutes. Whisk in reserved bacon drippings.
  6. Serve warm glaze over roast, adding bacon into sauce or on top as a garnish, as desired.
Recipe provided by the Certified Angus Beef ® brand.
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