Mexican Hotdogs

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When making a themed dog, the key is to consider what elements of the target cuisine you are going to incorporate. For Mexican, obviously burritos aren’t really practical, and while a tasty carnitas taco could work, fajitas and nachos are probably the quickest and easiest – this recipe has both! I have tried a few recipes for Mexican hotdogs, this …

Bourbon BBQ Bacon

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Although I have so far only made this as back bacon, I think its a great candidate for doing a proper ‘American’ style belly. Those crazy yanks tend to hot smoke (or oven cook) a freshly cured belly, and then slice and fry/grill as required when cold. [alert type=”muted” close=”false” heading=”Ingredients”] [icon_list] [icon_list_item type=”check”] Big lump of meaty pork (belly …

Maple Espresso Bacon

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This is an interesting cure that makes perfect breakfast bacon. I like this as back bacon as it makes brilliant bacon butties. The coffee flavour is subtle, but definitely there in the final product. Any way you eat it, remember to cook it gently. Blasting it in a pan at high heat will burn it double quick due to the …

Black Treacle and Beer Bacon

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Curing bacon is not difficult. This recipe is a winner – cold smoked afterwards and then left to mature for a week or two I find it better diced into chunky lumps and used in salads, pastas or with scrambled egg. You can try to slice it and have it in a butty, but it’s not really right for that …