Peppered bacon with The Original Baconkit. July 20 2017

Bacon bacon bacon. Original, smoked, peppered, maple flavored, there are so many options. In this article, we describe how to make peppered bacon at home.

First things first. Get our baconkit. It'll give you everything you need to make awesome bacon with that pork belly you get at a local butcher shop or meat department at a local grocery store.

Get the instructions sheet out. Step 1 is to get our pink curing salt (not to be confused with regular table salt! it won't work!) and put it in the curing bag along with the optional maple sugar. This is where we intercept to make peppered bacon.

Put the provided curing salt and the maple sugar in a mixing bowl. Add about 2 tablespoons of coarsely ground black pepper (you can use more ground pepper if you are true a pepper enthusiast but using less likely won't deliver the desired results). Mix well. Once done, spread and rub the mixture all over the pork belly, put it in the curing bag, and then put the curing back with the prepared pork belly in the refrigerator. Follow the rest of the instructions as described and you'll have awesome homemade peppered bacon in about 7 days. Enjoy!