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Home "Cured" Naked Bacon

October 26, 2021 • 0 comments

Home "Cured" Naked Bacon
Not comfortable with bacon ingredients? You're not alone! Get that amazing sweet and salty, umami bacon flavor using your own quality ingredients at home. It's super easy. It makes me wonder why everyone doesn't do this!
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  • Servings: 6



This recipe is for emulating the flavor of cured bacon with no cure. It's super fast and easy, but does require you to start the night before.

Marinate the night before

1- Mix sugar and salt with 1 pint warm water until dissolved. Add liquid smoke (optional).

2- Place Naked Bacon (AKA sliced pork belly) in a container. Pour the liquid marinade over top. Separate the strips to maximize the contact with the marinade. If needed, add a little water so all strips are fully covered.

3- Cover and put in the fridge overnight to let the flavors sink in.


1- Remove the strips of bacon from the liquid marinade and pat dry. Sprinkle with a generous amount of salt (and pepper if you'd like).

2- Prepare as you would bacon -- in a cast iron pan on the stove, on a pan in the oven, or with any recipe calling for bacon!

TIP: If you're an adventurous eater, you can play with the flavors by adding your favorite herbs to the marinade.

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