Homemade Bacon

Homemade Bacon

Check our Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen Blog Post – This Little Piggy Went to Market: Bradds Family Farm, Part 1

  • 5 pounds pork belly
  • ½ cup Pork Cure (see recipe)

Rub pork bellies with ¼ cup of Pork Cure. Lay bellies out in a perforated pan and set the perforated pan over a non-perforated drip pan. Allow to sit for four days. After four days, season bellies with the remaining ¼ cup of Pork Cure. Place back in perforated pan over non-perforated pan and allow to sit for three additional days. Place bellies in a smoker with wood chips at 200 degrees for four hours. Place bellies directly on rack of smoker and add additional wood chips after two hours. Cool and slice to desired thickness. Makes 4 pounds

Pork Cure

  • ½ cup kosher salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp black pepper

Combine well. Makes 1 cup

Disclaimer: All our recipes were originally designed for much larger batch size. This recipe has been reduced – but not tested at this scale. Please adjust as to your taste and portion size.

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