Maple Bourbon Bacon — from Scratch

Makes one pound

- Ingredients -
1 lb pork belly
½ cup bourbon
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon pink cure
½ cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon coarse black pepper
1 tablespoon sugar in the raw

- Tools -
Weston Vacuum Sealer + bag
Weston Smoker
Peach Wood Chips (you can use any, but peach are ideal)
Basting brush
Weston Meat Slicer

Follow our detailed instructions for How to Make Your Own Bacon, From Scratch.

Marinate the pork belly in the brine ingredients with your Vacuum Sealer

Once marinated, smoke the pork belly
Once it's just about done smoking, glaze and coat it
Once the bacon has rested, use a Meat Slicer to slice it as thick or thin as you like
Perfectly sliced bacon

This crispy homemade bacon has been baked in a 400° oven for 15 minutes. 

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