Butt Bacon......

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by daveomak, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I pulled the muscle group from the pork butt and cured them separately for bacon.... Cold smoked to get some great smoke flavor.... Sliced across the grain.... and what you see is what you get....
    Doesn't taste exactly like bacon, but it's good..... The muscle group I used for this is on the "fatty" side of the blade in the butt....
    These are good for about anything you can think of.... I like them for BLT's.....

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    Last edited: Mar 22, 2015
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  2. Hello Dave.  Those look darn good.  BLT's, smoked pork for beans, several uses.  Thanks for posting.  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  3. allen

    allen Smoking Fanatic

    Hi Dave, It looks like a couple of pieces are missing, They do look good tho. I have 1 bone in pork shoulder roast to smoke but waiting for a sale on more so I can have a full smoker.
     
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I had to do a taste test to see how much cooking they needed.... I did add some black pepper to kick it up a notch....
     
  5. susieqz

    susieqz Smoking Fanatic

    what cure did you use? wet or dry?
     
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I used a dry cure rub.... the muscles were about 2.5" diameter...
    I was making sausage, from the butt, and pulled those muscle out for "Dollar" bacon slices... Wish they tasted more like bacon...
    Next time, if I think of it, I will brine/cure.... maybe that will help the bacon flavor....
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2015
  7. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Those look great dave. Yum! Gotta try bacon sometime soon.
     
  8. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    I don't get it. How many butts is that?[​IMG]
     
  9. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those are from separate muscle groups in a pork butt.... When you take the blade bone out you can find separate muscles in the meat .....
     
  10. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    Awsome. Do the competition boys know this?
     
  11. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is some fine looking bacon, Mr Omak!

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    Disco
     
  12. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    In the store, they call it "cottage" bacon when it comes from the butt.... I think they know... maybe not about pulling out the muscles... but they looked good to me....

    Thanks Disco....
     

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