Jalapeño bacon

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by jeffro510, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. Hey Guys, I bought a 13 lb belly to make my first attempt at bacon. I'll do a dry cure, and I thought it would be great to make some jalapeño bacon. Using the search bar, I couldn't really find anything on making jalapeño bacon. I was wondering if I could reduce the amount of salt in the dry cure and sub with jalapeño salt, or maybe just add jalapeño powder to the cure recipe? Or does anyone who has made any have any good info or recipe they'd be willing to share?
    Thanks a million!
    Jeffro
     
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It has been my experience that adding flavor during the curing process can be hit and miss, especially since you rinse off the meat at the end of the cure. I have found that it is best to add it prior to air drying and forming the pellicle. I vote for adding whatever seasoning after rinsing.
     
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  3. red dog

    red dog Smoking Fanatic

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