Pork Collar BLT Sandwich

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Pork Collar BLT Sandwich

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Here’s a basic, no-frills BLT sandwich that couldn’t be easier to make — the ingredients are right in the name! BLTs (or bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches) are simple, delicious and make a great breakfast, brunch, or lunch dish. Because these sandwiches are so simple, they’re also incredibly easy to modify into hundreds of scrumptious variations.

This is a 2-part recipe. The first part is brining the pork collar. This is done to keep the pork moist and tender. The second part is the BLT Sandwich.

If you’re ready to fire up your smoker and make mouthwatering BLTs, check out this recipe.

  • Total Time: 38 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


Units Scale


  • 2 lbs pork collar (or substitute with pork butt)

Curing Brine

  • 1 gallon cold water
  • 1 1/2 cups kosher salt
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 8 teaspoons pink salt (cure #1)


  • 1 pound of pork collar bacon (1/2 of the above cooked bacon)
  • 1 tbsp of cooking oil
  • 8 slices of your favorite bread
  • 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 whole tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 leaves of green leaf lettuce (or butter lettuce)
  • SYD Hot Rub (optional)


Part 1 – Mix the curing brine liquid

  1. Soak the pork for 48 hours in curing brine, in a 40F degree (or colder) refrigerator. Weigh it down so it is submerged (e.g. with a large river rock)
  2. Discard brine
  3. To remove excess salt, soak in cold water and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. Pat dry and place back in the refrigerator uncovered on a rack for one day to form a nice pellicle.
  5. Heat your BBQ Pit up to 200F w/ charcoal & a few wood chunks.
  6. Smoke indirect until an internal temperature of 140-145F.
  7. Let cool down until safe to wrap up to return to the refrigerator.
  8. Chill the bacon in the refrigerator overnight.

Part 2 – Assemble your BLT

  1. Slice the bacon thinly and fry in 1 tbsp of cooking oil. Sprinkle with SYD Hot Rub (optional) (We need the extra fat of the cooking oil since this bacon doesn’t have as much fat as pork belly bacon.)
  2. Toast your bread if you like.
  3. Assemble your BLT with the bacon, lettuce leaves, tomato slices, bread, and mayonnaise (optional if you don’t care for mayonnaise—substitute dressing to your liking).
  • Author: Harry Soo
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: American

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