If you love to make things from scratch, we have a Homemade Bacon Recipe that is the best Bacon you will ever have, we promise. Learn the Minion Smoking Method too.

advertisement - keep scrolling

We know just how popular Bacon is and now, you can make your own at home from scratch. There are many benefits of making your own, mainly, you know precisely what is in it.

The creator of this recipe is a new WHOot Contributor. He has wonderful, easy recipes that we will be sharing with you.

via Free To Cook 

This has been a huge hit with his community and given we have plenty of Bacon Worshippers, we had no doubt it would be a hit with ours. This is not something that you can make instantly.

It will take a week before you can enjoy. Once you learn the technique, you will always have plenty of fresh Bacon on standby. Everyone will want to know who your Butcher is.

via Free To Cook 

Homemade Bacon Recipe Video Instructions

To see how to make your own Homemade Bacon Recipe, John will step you through the process. This recipe has Pork Belly at its base.

He also shows you the Minion Method is a longer and more consistent cooking method that uses a low and slow charcoal fuel. This is great for Smoking. Click Play above to view now ^

via Free To Cook 

Homemade Bacon Recipe Ingredients

  • Pork Belly
  • 1 Cup Raw Sugar
  • 1 Cup Table Salt
  • 1 tsp Pink Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Dried Thyme
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • Black Pepper

via Free To Cook 

Bacon Recipe Cure Ingredients

To begin with you will make the cure. In a bowl add the following ingredients

  • 1 Cup Raw Sugar
  • 1 Cup Table Salt
  • 1 tsp Pink Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Dried Thyme
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • Black Pepper

via Free To Cook 

How To Make Homemade Bacon Recipe

Thoroughly mix the cure together. Now the cure is ready to go. Place the pork belly in a glass tray or a ziplock bag before coating with the cure. Make sure to fully coat all sides.

Cover the dish or seal the zip lock bag before placing it in the fridge.It will take at least 7 days to cure the bacon, it’s ok if you leave it longer but make sure it’s had at least 7 days.

via Free To Cook 

Everyday or every second day flip the pork belly over, this will help it to evenly cure. After about a week the pork belly should be fully cured. The meat should be firm but still pliable.

Rinse the pork belly under cold water to remove the salt from the surface, otherwise, it will be way too salty. Now the pork belly is ready to smoke and become bacon.

via Free To Cook 

I’m using a kettle BBQ and minion method. The minion method will give you a consistent heat over a few hours. Place a BBQ tray on the opposite side and fill with two cups of water.

This will add moisture and stop the bacon from drying out. You want the BBQ to be sitting at a temperature of 225F or 110C.

via Free To Cook 

Add a few hickory wood chips, you could also apple wood, the choice is yours. Place the bacon fat side up of the drip tray. By having it fat side up the bacon will base itself.

Cover with the lid, have the vents half open. The bacon will take anywhere from 3 to 4 hours to smoke and cook through.

Once the bacon reaches a temp of 150F or 67c it will have a nice amber color and it’s done. Let bacon sit and cool to room temp before slicing.

Because it’s been smoked to a temp of 150F it’s safe to eat as is but we all know that bacon needs to be fried.Your homemade bacon will keep in the fridge for 2 to 3 or in the freeze for 3 to 4 months.

via Free To Cook 

John Decaux is a valuable WHOot Contributor and we’d love you to support his efforts. You can do this by subscribing to his Youtube Channel here and also join his Facebook Page here

Want more? Check out how to cook perfectly crispy bacon here

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
Privacy policy  ·  Cookie policy.

Delish Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish Braid Recipe

Make a Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish and turn it into a candy cane for the Holidays. This is the ultimate sweet treat that can be enjoyed any time. We have the recipe and video tutorial to show you how. View now.

How To Make The Best Ever Deviled Eggs Recipe

This Deviled Eggs Recipe is the best ever plus we have a quick video to show you 3 other amazing ways to serve them up. You will love these easy entertaining ideas that are beyond delicious.

2 Ingredient Pizza Dough Scrolls Recipe

Wendy is in the house to share her 2 ingredient Pizza Scrolls with us and you are going to love them. They are perfect party food and they look and taste terrific. Find out how now.

You Will Love These Delicious Fried Banana Bites

You will love this easy and delicious Fried Banana Bites Recipe and we have a video to show you how. This is the ultimate sweet treat and they fly off the plate. Get the details now.

Apple French Toast Roll-Ups With Cream Cheese Filling

WHOot Contributor Ella is sharing these delicious Apple French Toast Roll-Ups and they are yum diddly scrum! This is a simple recipe that is perfect for desserts or any tiime at all. We have a quick video to show you how.

3 Ingredient Copycat Walkers Shortbread Recipe

Did you know that you can duplicate the most perfect crumbly shortbread using only 3 simple ingredients? This is the famous Scottish Walkers Shortbread Copycat Recipe and it is fail proof. You won't want to miss learning how to recreate it and we have a quick video to show you how. Check it out now.

These Pizza Pinwheels Are Perfect For Parties

You will love this Pizza Pinwheels recipe and it's the perfect appetizer or party food. They are easy to make and taste great. Watch the video now.

Delicious 3 Ingredient Homemade Raffaello Balls

These three-ingredient homemade Raffaello coconut almond balls are no-bake, easy to make and incredibly delicious. We have a video to show you how.

Easy And Delicious Coconut Macaroons Recipe

This easy coconut macaroons recipe has been hugely popular and you will love the delicious results. We have a quick video to show you how.

5 Ingredient Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Chicken

This is one of the all time favourites of our Community and it gets 5-star reviews for being easy and delicious. This will become your new 'go to recipe' so if you're looking for a winner Chicken dinner, these Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Breasts won't disappoint! You'll also love the Spinach version.

How To Make No Bake Choc Honeycomb Cheesecake

Everyone will love this Chocolate Honeycomb Cheesecake Recipe and it's no bake and easy to make. This has been an Internet sensation and you will make it time and time again! Watch the video tutorial while you're here.

4 Ingredients Garlic Cream King Prawns Recipe

This is the famous Kim McCosker 4 Ingredients Creamy Garlic King Prawns Recipe and you won't want to miss it. It gets rave reviews and will be a new favorite in your home.