BBQ Bacon Burnt Ends

There’s burnt ends… and then there’s BACON burnt ends! These tender, delicious morsels are literally mouthfuls of heaven..! Grab some pork belly, some Maple Bacon Cure and have a go at these which we PROMISE will blow the socks off of you and your mates!

BBQ Bacon Burnt Ends

  1. Cure your bacon! Check out our beginner’s guide if you’ve never done this before – but don’t be overawed; with our Misty Gully Maple Bacon cure this is quick, easy and most importantly delicious! Make sure you use belly, skin off and bones removed.
  2. Once your bacon is cured, cut it into 3-3cm cubes and cover generously with our Misty Gully Pork Rub. With real cherry flavour and hints of maple and spice, this really is the perfect rub for burnt ends, bacon or otherwise.
  3. Heat your smoker or BBQ to 120 degrees Celsius. Add your wood of choice. We suggest cherry to pair with the Misty Gully Rib Rub, but really any sweet wood or fruit wood will do.
  4. Place your bacon cubs on a rack, fattiest side up and cook for one hour. Turn bacon pieces and return to the heat to cook for an additional hour.
  5. Place the racks on the smoker and cook for 1 hour. Flip each burnt end piece over and continue to cook for 1 additional hour.
  6. Now it’s time to glaze! Typically a sweet or fruity BBQ sauce is best. We prefer our Misty Gully Outback Campfire BBQ sauce to also give a slight hint of extra smoke. You can add a small amount of pineapple juice or coke to the sauce for extra sweetness. Grab a bowl and toss each piece in sauce to coat evenly.
  7. Grab a foil tray (or make one with Heavy Duty Foil) and return to the smoker.
  8. Raise heat and cook uncovered for another 20 minutes at 135 degrees Celsius.
  9. Remove from heat, grab some toothpicks and enjoy!


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