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Pork belly

JLeonard

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What's the going price of pork belly in your areas? I have found it anywhere from $4.99 to $6.99 a pound. Of course I know different areas will have different prices. Just wondering.

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I was floored last week when I stopped at Costco to get some for bacon. I'd been paying $1.79 a pound for it and last week it was $3.99 a pound. Bought three bellies at just over 34 pounds total and about hit the floor when I got to the checkout. Still though, it's cheaper than buying junk store bought bacon.

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I was floored last week when I stopped at Costco to get some for bacon. I'd been paying $1.79 a pound for it and last week it was $3.99 a pound. Bought three bellies at just over 34 pounds total and about hit the floor when I got to the checkout. Still though, it's cheaper than buying junk store bought bacon.

Robert
Doesn't surprise me. Prime brisket was around $3.49 here, now $5.49.

Heading to Costco maybe later today for brisket. Will see what pork belly is priced at.
 

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What's the going price of pork belly in your areas? I have found it anywhere from $4.99 to $6.99 a pound. Of course I know different areas will have different prices. Just wondering.

Jim
See my comment above, but what are you using it for? The very good Texas barbecue place up here in Plainfield, IL, Station One Smokehouse, has a fantastic pinto beans with pork belly side dish that I want to try to replicate.
 

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See my comment above, but what are you using it for? The very good Texas barbecue place up here in Plainfield, IL, Station One Smokehouse, has a fantastic pinto beans with pork belly side dish that I want to try to replicate.
I'm wanting to try my hand at bacon. And that side dish sounds great!

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The local Pete's Fresh Market nearby has it for $4.49/lb.

Lemme update my profile, but I am in the Chicago southwest suburbs.
 

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Pork belly prices are through the roof, so I just make my bacon with pork butt. I like the flavor & the fact that it is much leaner. Buckboard bacon rules!
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Pork belly prices are through the roof, so I just make my bacon with pork butt. I like the flavor & the fact that it is much leaner. Buckboard bacon rules!
Al
Yeah that is what I'm thinking especially as a learning experience. Was just wondering about belly prices in different areas.
Jim
 

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Same here as of late, but I just use the copa muscle specifically for the fat, then grind the rest. Great bacon for sure.
 

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Just called one of my meat suppliers here at work just to see what bellies would cost us just for giggles, he told me he can't even get them so he couldn't give me a price. So I would say there is a little shortage going on.
 

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For whatever reason, it dropped from $6 to 5/lb at the butcher shop in town for me.

It's significantly cheaper if I drive to the city and go to an Asian grocery, or some Hispanic ones.
 

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Went to Chefs Store in Myrtle Beach yesterday. Pork Bellies were 4.49 lbs. Whole Brisket same price.
 

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$4.65 a lb at the Chefs Store here right now. It wasn't that long ago I got them for $1.99 a lb when they had them on their hot sheet.
 

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I haven't bought one since March and it was higher than last year, but the tomatoes are coming on and we're going through some bacon.
I'm planning a Costco run next week and I'll get it no matter what it costs because I don't want to run out.
EVERYTHING is higher now and that's just the way it is.....
 

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