Masterbuilt

Slow-Smoked Bacon

Serves: 8 people"
Cook Time: 6+ hours
Skill:
Method:
Smoked
Food:
Pork

Ingredients

  • Main

Instructions

  1. 01

    Combine brine ingredients in large pot over high heat and bring to a simmer. Allow to cool completely.

  2.  

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup Dark Brown Sugar
    • 1 cup Kosher Salt
    • 1/2 gallon Water
  3. 02

    Pour brine into large plastic Ziploc bag and place pork belly inside. Place in aluminum tray and brine for 4 to 6 days in refrigerator.

  4. 03

    Remove pork belly from brine and pat completely dry.

  5. 04

    Turn on Masterbuilt slow-smoker attachment and cold-smoke fat-side up for 5 hours.

  6. 05

    Remove from smoker.

  7. 06

    Optional: Place in freezer for 20-30 minutes to stiffen.

  8. 07

    Preheat smoker to 275°F.

  9. 08

    Smoke for 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on thickness of bacon.

  10. 09

    Slice into 1/8” thick slices and place on a fish & vegetable mat.

  11. 10

    Optional: Drizzle maple syrup and brown sugar to taste.

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