2 tbsp Black Peppercorns, cracked
1/4 cup Bourbon
1 tbsp Coriander Seeds
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
4 Garlic Cloves, smashed
2 tbsp Kosher Salt
1/3 cup Maple Syrup
4 lbs Pork Belly, rind removed
To Taste, Smoked Apple Chipotle
The only thing truly better than bacon is homemade bacon. This succulent version is made without nitrates and has additional mouthwatering flavors from maple syrup and smoky Bourbon. The pork belly is brined for 9 days then smoked on the pellet grill. Slice it and pan-fry until crisp and golden. Eat for breakfast or use to make a delicious BLT sandwich.
In order to create the classic smoky, sweet, savory flavor that makes bacon a breakfast mainstay, we recommend using our New England Apple Hardwood Pellets.
Note: This recipe uses Louisiana Grills Smoked Apple Chipotle Seasoning.
Note: This recipe requires a 9-day brine.
Use apple, cherry, or hickory pellets to infuse extra flavor when smoking the pork belly.