Broiling Bacon allows the grease to drip off of the bacon, you'll consume fewer calories and far less fat. Step 1: Place your oven rack three inches from the heat source and Preheat broiler. Step 2:Place the bacon on a rack in your broiler pan. Don't let the bacon slices touch or the fat in the meat will cause the strips to stick together. Step 3:Place the broiler pan in your oven. Set a timer for two minutes. Flip the bacon slices over. Return rack and broil for another min. or two.