Negroni Bacon

Staff Writer
Try this Negroni Bacon recipe
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Negroni. Glazed. Bacon. What else do we really need to tell you? Serve this alongside your meats and cheese at a cocktail party (or better yet, sprinkle on top of a Negroni pork shoulder taco). The recipe is courtesy of Tango & Stache, a pop-up culinary experience in San Francisco.

6
Servings
997
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 pork belly, whole
  • 1/2 gallon water
  • 4 Cups kosher salt
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 1/4 Cup juniper berries
  • 1/4 Cup black peppercorns
  • 10 bay leaves
  • 1 bottle Campari
  • 1 bottle gin
  • 1 bottle vermouth

Directions

Bring brine to a boil (1/2 gallon of water, 4 cups of kosher salt, 2 cups sugar, 1/4 cup juniper berries, 1/4 cup black peppercorns, 10 bay leaves). Let brine cool completely. Add Campari, gin, and vermouth to brine.

Submerge pork belly and let sit for at least 4 days, flipping the belly once a day. 

Remove pork belly from the liquid and rinse under cold water. Dry pork belly off and allow to sit in fridge for several hours on a rack so that the belly is completely dry. Smoke over mesquite and cherry wood until the bacon is finished. Slice and serve.

Bacon Shopping Tip

Look for center cut bacon which comes from a leaner part of the belly - you'll get more meat and less fat.

Bacon Cooking Tip

Cook bacon over medium to medium-low heat to prevent it from burning, and occasionally pour off the fat. You can save it for later use as a cooking oil.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
68g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
4.8%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Protein
5g
9%
Carbs
74g
25%
Vitamin A
6µg
1%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
1.7%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
9.8%
Vitamin C
0.8mg
1.4%
Vitamin K
8µg
9%
Calcium
57mg
6%
Fiber
2g
6%
Folate (food)
5µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
5µg
1%
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
31mg
8%
Monounsaturated
1g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
77mg
11%
Polyunsaturated
0.3g
N/A
Potassium
271mg
8%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
6.4%
Sodium
1787mg
74%
Sugars, added
67g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
13%
Zinc
0.7mg
4.6%