Chipotle Bacon

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    3½ pounds

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Bacon Bible

By Peter Sherman and Stephanie Banyas

Published 2019

  • About

Smoke on smoke on smoke, and I love it. This is great served alongside eggs on a BLT with avocado or, my favorite, rolled in soft tortillas for my chipotle bacon tacos.


  • 1 cup (180 g) Diamond Crystal kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons pink curing salt (a


Whisk together the kosher salt, pink salt, sugar, chipotles, and 12 cups (2.8 L) water in a large food-safe container with a tight-fitting lid. Add the pork belly and make sure it stays submerged. I use a