You can make bacon from pork belly's but it is easier and cost less to us low cost grocery store bacon that is already sliced but does not have much flavor.
Today Kroger and Walmart both had cheap $2.50 lb. bacon I bought 10 lbs. You have to experiment to find flavors you like. Things that sound good often taste bad, and things that don't sound good often are the best. Real maple syrup is good and molasses is always food too. Liquid smoke sucks.
Rub maple syrup on bacon, sprinkle in salt, black pepper, thyme, marjoram, parsley leaves.
Rub bacon with Worcestershire sauce, maple syrup. Sprinkle on salt, black pepper, garlic powder.
Rug bacon with spaghetti sauce, then salt, pepper, bay leaf, oregano.
Grape jelly, salt, black pepper.
1 DARK Foreign beer boil off 95% of the liquid to get the malt extract. Rub bacon with malt extract syrup, salt.
Slice and dice, onion, bell pepper, garlic, Cilantro. Mix with bacon in a zip lock bag in frig for 1 week.
Stack bacon in a stack, wrap in plastic keep in refrigerator 1 week before cooking.
Use your imagination with herbs, spices, onion, garlic, tomatoes, etc.