Mild Bacon

Back Bacon

Back in 2010, when I posted the bacon tutorial online, I used a recipe with fairly low levels of salt. Many people liked it and it remains popular.

Mild Bacon

The ingredients for 1kg of meat are:

18.5gm Salt
10gm Sugar
2.4gm Cure #1
0.4gm Sodium ascorbate (optional)

Use the cure pro-rata for other weights of meat adding whatever herbs and spices you like. A good starting point is a sprinkle of thyme and black pepper.

For other sizes of meat, it’s easiest to use this Mild Bacon Calculator…

Mild Bacon Calculator

Bacon Cure Calculator
Weight of Meat in grams gm
Salt gm
Sugar gm
Cure #1 (6.25%) gm
Sodium Ascorbate/Erythorbate
Total Amount gm

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