BACON - HOME CURED AND SMOKED
Making bacon at home is not difficult. You can add your own blend of spices to create the perfect taste for your family. This recipe is for a basic homemade bacon.
bacon, basic bacon, homemade bacon, pork
kosher or sea salt
do not use iodized salt
Mix the sugar, salts, pepper, and tender quick together in a medium bowl.
Rub the mixture into the pork belly.
Place into a one gallon ziploc bag and refrigerate for 10-14 days. Flip daily and massage the mixture into the meat.
Remove from the bag and rinse thoroughly.
Place onto baking racks and refrigerate overnight. Add any additional seasonings you desire.
Smoke at 200 degrees for approximately 2 hours until the internal temperature reaches 150 degrees.
Slice to your desired thickness and enjoy! This can also be frozen for later use.