Bacon Stratagem

This is the recipe I shared at Ignite Minneapolis 11. If you want more information on making bacon and other crazy stuff like it, I'd recommend Charcuterie by Michael Ruhlman.




  1. Cut the 10lb belly in half and put each into bag
  2. Mix dry ingredients together.
  3. Pour half mixture into each bag.
  4. Spread evenly on both sides of each of the 5 lb slabs.
  5. Put in fridge and wait seven days.
  6. Pull out of the fridge.
  7. Smoke using the Amazon Pellet Smoker for 12 hour on a grill that's turned off.
  8. Slice and enjoy (Trick- Freeze for 15 minutes before slicing, makes it easier to slice.)