Home Cured Bacon

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Malinda Coletta

By
@Professorchef

Home Cured nitrate free bacon...whats better than bacon!

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Ingredients

6 lb
pork belly
2 c
kosher salt
1 c
brown sugar

How to Make Home Cured Bacon

Step-by-Step

  • 1Skin pork belly
  • 2mix salt and brown sugar
  • 3Coat all sides of pork belly with salt and sugar mix. Place in a container with a wire rack or something to keep the meat elevated and out of the liquid that will collect. Keep in fridge as you proceed with the salt curing process.
  • 4Every day for 3-5 days drain liquid from container and add more of the sugar salt mix, the more times you add it the saltier the bacon will taste.
  • 5Pork belly will firm up as the days go by. On day 5 we rinsed the meat several times and smoked over a hickoy wood fire until the interal temp was 150F
  • 6We chilled the bacon in the fridge for 24 hours before slicing. We wrapped in cling film in 1/2 pound packs and stored in freezer.
  • 7one 6 pound pork belly made 4 pounds of bacon

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About Home Cured Bacon

Course/Dish: Meat Breakfast