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ABT's with Turkey bacon

Discussion in 'ABT's' started by bamafan, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Before some one mails me a letter bomb. My Doc is making me cut back on meat due to my cholesterol and high blood pressure. Love ABT's but I need to cut back on the bacon. Anyone ever tried them with turkey bacon? Turns my stomach to think of it but I have to make some lifestyle changes. I just wanted to get a new Doctor but my girls want me to be around a little longer. This sucks! Gonna have to smoke more chicken[​IMG]!
  2. subzero

    subzero Newbie

    I haven't tried turkey bacon on abt's yet, but I have been known to cook some up for sunday breakfast. It's really not that bad. I can't seem to get it as crispy as real bacon though.

    If the doc says it, and the family's behind it, it's best to just do it.

    (*Disclaimer - my wife's nearby, so I have to say all that to cover my butt)

    It is interesting that my wife doesn't like the turkey bacon at all, but that's what I get if I want bacon.
  3. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Bama, How is the Bubba Smoker? I have not seen it loaded yet.

    Maybe if you do not like turkey bacon then you could make smoked soy burgers and rice cakes?

    Sorry about the Doc's orders. 
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now I might have to question that doctor for isn't smoking one of the best ways to cook food next to grilling. I mean all the fat drips down and out of the meat. Now I can see maybe tring to limit your intake of pork butts and your other fattier meats but but but no more smoking. There had better be a gun involved for me not to eat red meat.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2010
  5. I did some ABT's for my sister who (who doesn't eat beef or pork). She said they were good but I didn't taste them. They had a different look but cooked up about the same.
  6. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Haven't tried tb on abt's but I like it on fatties.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2010
  7. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Mark there's no way I'm going to quit!!!! Just going to try and experiment and make a few things healthier. Still love my pork! I'll take more ZOCOR [​IMG]
  8. new2que

    new2que Meat Mopper

    I just did some turkey bacon on some abts this weekend. I'd just as soon leave 'em naked instead of the turkey bacon now that I tried it... it became tough, not crisp... even though it cooked all the way through.  if you can find some good thin turkey bacon I imagine it might be better.
  9. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    New2Que    Thanks for the input. I was afraid that might happen. Maybe I'll look for low fat bacon[​IMG]
  10. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    The only Turkey Bacon I ever ate was the "Canadian Turkey Bacon" I made, and you couldn't wrap that. It would fall apart.

    The link is below, in my signature.

    Last edited: Oct 6, 2010