Smoked Homemade Bacon

This Smoked Bacon Recipe will be the envy of your neighborhood!

Today I’m going to show you how to make bacon. This is a totally homemade bacon recipe using pork belly that you can buy at your local supermarket, butcher or warehouse store. All you need are a few ingredients, so let’s get to it!

The Smoked Bacon sits in a dry brine for one week in the refrigerator.
Once the bacon is smoked, slice it up into strips and cook as you would regular bacon. It’s delicious!

Smoked Homemade Bacon

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 20


  • 3-4 pounds pork belly

Dry Cure

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt or sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon Juniper Berries
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pink curing salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder


  • Mix together dry cure ingredients.
  • Place pork bellies in a casserole dish and coat with dry cure on all four sides.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one week (to cure).
  • After a week, scrape off the excess cure into the trash.
  • Set your smoker to 200 F.
  • After about 2 hours, the internal temperature should reach 150F. Remove from the smoker.
  • Cut into strips and fry in a pan, as needed. Enjoy!


Keyword bacon