Bacon – Perfect and Easy Recipe

Bacon – Perfect and Easy Recipe

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Bacon – Perfect and Easy Recipe
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What about cooking bacon on a Foreman Grill? This is an often asked question. The answer, simply put, is YES you certainly can cook bacon on your George Foreman Grill. And it comes out perfect!

Cooking bacon in a traditional frying pan is often messy, requires a lot of attention and flipping, and takes up valuable space when trying to make other breakfast items such as eggs or hash browns. No fear, the George Foreman Grill is here. And all that fat pours right off too. Quite simply, it’s the perfect way to make bacon.


  • Bacon – anywhere from 1-4 slices, depending on grill size

Total time: 12 minPrep time: 5 min – Cook time: 7 min


The most important thing when cooking bacon on the Foreman Grill is to make sure the grill is as hot as possible. Preheat grill for at least 5 minutes with the lid closed. Place bacon slices on grill, close lid, and leave it alone for several minutes. You can give it a look after about 5 minutes and flip the bacon over. Yes, give it one flip, this will assure even cooking on both side as the top plate may not have the same contact as the lower plate. Let it cook another 2 minutes and you’re good to go. In about 7 minutes you’ll have flat perfectly cooked bacon that is not swimming in its own grease.

You’re gonna LOVE the George Foreman Grill for making bacon!

Comments: 15

  1. Stacy - July 15, 2015 at 8:09 pm Reply

    I hate frying bacon !! I can’t wait to try grilling it on my George Foreman !!!!

  2. Mike - September 28, 2015 at 3:04 am Reply

    I do this all the time. I prefer the thick sliced bacon, so I let it go for an extra minute or two.

  3. sam lowe - January 17, 2016 at 3:51 pm Reply

    Thanks for this web site. Saved me. Misplaced my cook book.

  4. Mike - July 24, 2016 at 5:48 pm Reply

    I don’t know which grill you used but mine took about 13 minutes to get 3 to 4 slices done. It was not as crisp as I like it but it is great bacon and a lot less mass. This was regular cut bacon and doesn’t seem to shrink as much. It also produces a really clean grease for flavoring other dishes.

    • steve - March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am Reply

      Mike you may not have your grill hot enough. I do 375 or 400.

  5. Denyse Prendergast - October 11, 2016 at 7:53 pm Reply

    Is bacon cooked on the foreman grill crisp, or chewy?

  6. james johnson - November 18, 2016 at 8:44 pm Reply

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  7. Critchie - February 7, 2017 at 2:05 pm Reply

    DO you need to use oil?

    • Khrys - March 8, 2017 at 12:58 am Reply

      Nope. Don’t need to use oil at all!

  8. Silverfox616 - July 1, 2017 at 12:31 pm Reply

    I found by accident cooking bacon on the George Foreman is wonderful, mine is the one with the red/green light so it heats to green put the food on and within minutes bacon was done, do have to watch, this model is fast!

    • Liz - December 16, 2017 at 8:39 pm Reply

      Same here! It comes out perfect!!

  9. N - August 31, 2017 at 9:24 pm Reply

    This was terrific advice! Thank you.
    I got it down to: 5 minute pre-heat, 5 minute cook, flip, 3 more minutes. Remove. worked like a charm.

  10. Marj Leavitt - February 24, 2018 at 2:29 pm Reply

    I have been cooking my bacon on an older model and it works great. I got a new one that allows temp selection so i have been puzzled as to what temp bacon should be cooked on the grill.

  11. CandidKids Creations - May 17, 2018 at 3:23 pm Reply

    I just cooked bacon on the Evolve grill for the first time and had to make some adjustments along the way. I started with 400 degrees and 5 minutes on the first side, but half the slices burned. The next batch, I reduced the time to 4 minutes and then did 3 minutes on the other side, but the edges were still burned. Finally, I lowered the temperature to 375 degrees and found 4 minutes on each side was the best, but I still had to put a couple pieces back on for an extra minute. I think the grill may not cook evenly since the ones near the top and center were the ones that burned and the ones near the front were the ones that needed the extra time. Even so, the taste was great, and I have a nice jar of clean bacon grease in the fridge to use in other cooking.

    Next time I’m going to try a different brand and see if that will cook more evenly. Now I have an excuse to have to buy more bacon!

    Thanks for posting!

  12. Dee - August 5, 2018 at 10:36 am Reply

    Thank you to whoever posted the temperature- that really helps. I downloaded the recipe book and discovered that temps are not listed so it does me no good. Bummer- some of the recipes look delicious, but I can’t make them with the incomplete recipe.

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