Applewood Smoked Bacon

Applewood Smoked Bacon

Bacon is an absolute must-have for all meat-lovers. Whether eaten in strips with eggs for breakfast or placed delicately on top of a Smoked Burger, this applewood smoked bacon compliments just about any dish.

Applewood Smoked Bacon Recipe

Applewood Smoked Bacon has such an incredible smokey sweet flavor that complements a huge variety of dishes. This quick and easy recipe will be a sure hit for all of your guests at the next brunch or cookout.

For a smoked bacon recipe that you can add to any meal for an incredible burst of flavor, read on:

  1. Brine your bacon 12 hours before cooking
  2. Preheat your smoker to 275ºF/135ºC
  3. Place bacon strips on the smoker for 20-30 minutes
  4. Remove the bacon strips from the heat and serve immediately

How To Make Applewood Smoked Bacon

Smoking bacon with applewood chips ensures an incredible flavor that complements any recipe. After preparing your bacon this way, you’ll never want to pan-fry or grill your bacon ever again. This method of cooking also allows you to save bacon as leftovers for later use.

Recipe Overview

  • Prep Time: 12 hours
  • Cook Time: 20-30 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 hours, 20 minutes
  • Wood Flavour: Apple
  • Cooking Temperature: 275ºF/135°C
  • Servings: 4 people

Required Tools

  • Smoker
  • BBQ Tongs
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Aluminum Foil

Ingredients

  • 1 lb thick-sliced pork belly
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp black pepper

Making Applewood Smoked Bacon

  1. Brine your bacon 12 hours before cooking
  2. Preheat your smoker to 275ºF/135ºC & prepare applewood chips
  3. Place bacon strips on the smoker for 20-30 minutes
  4. Remove the bacon strips from the heat and serve immediately
Applewood Smoked Bacon
Applewood Smoked Bacon

Making Applewood Smoked Bacon

1 – Brine Bacon

Brine your bacon 12 hours before cooking. We recommend preparing your brine and leaving your meat to soak overnight, however, if you’re tight on time, a minimum of 1 hour will work.

Prepare your brine by combining 2 cups of water with salt and sugar until fully dissolved. Brining your meat adds flavor and prepares the meat texture for cooking. When you’re receiving your meat directly from the butcher, it’s important to brine it before you cook your bacon.


2 – Preheat Your Smoker

Preheat your smoker to 275ºF/135ºC & prepare your applewood chips for the smokey sweet flavor we’re looking for.


3 – Smoke Bacon

Place bacon strips on the smoker, evenly spaced apart, and allow to cook for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, flip your bacon strips and allow to cook for a further 10 minutes.

After a total of 20 minutes of cooking time, check the bacon to see if it’s cooked enough for your liking. Typically, this is a good time to remove the bacon from the smoker, however, if you prefer really well-done crispy bacon, leave for a further 10 minutes.


4 – Serve Applewood Smoked Bacon

Remove the bacon strips from the heat and serve immediately. Some options for serving your bacon include: alongside scrambled eggs for breakfast, on top of a cheeseburger, chopped up in a Ceasar salad, or on top of mac and cheese. The options for using this bacon recipe are truly endless so use your creativity!

Applewood Smoked Bacon FAQs

What Is The Difference Between Applewood Smoked Bacon & Regular Bacon?

Regular bacon is typically cooked in a pan or in the oven, which can result in flavorless meat. Smoked Bacon prepared with Applewood chips has a sweet smokey flavor that complements many dishes.


What Does Applewood Smoked Bacon Taste Like?

Using applewood chips to smoke your bacon leaves you with a perfectly balanced sweet yet smokey flavor.


What Is Apple Wood Smoked Bacon?

When pork belly is smoked with applewood for around 20-30 minutes, the result is Applewood Smoked Bacon that has a sweet but smokey flavor.

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