Came across this homemade recipe of bacon. Simple and complete control.
How to cure, smoke, and cook homemade bacon. It’s much easier than you’d think; it just requires a couple of special ingredients and the right equipment.
Jalapeño Garlic Bacon
3 lb. pork belly with skin attached
40 grams kosher salt (about 5 tbsp Diamond Crystal, about 3 tbsp Morton)
1 ½ tsp pink salt (Prague Powder # 1, Insta-Cure, DQ Curing Salt, etc.)
40 grams maple sugar (or 40 g/3 tbsp brown sugar)
5 cloves garlic*
4 mashed jalapeños*
The good thing about this method is you can have thicker or thinner slices of bacon strips – the way you like it.