Tatonka Bacon

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Master of the Pit
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May 30, 2007
Glenburn, North Dakota
This weekends smoke is going to be 25 lbs. of buffalo bacon (spin off of the venison bacon), a couple fattys, bacon wrapped morning doves and either pork loin or pork chops. If I go with pork chops I would be interested in hearing suggestions an how to prep them before smoking? 1/2 the buffalo bacon batch will be smoked in hickory, 1/4 of the buffalo bacon with be smoked in mequite and the remaing 1/4 smoked in apple. When I smoke with apple a am planning on adding the doves and pork.
4 racks of buffalo bacon is getting hickory.

Next in the smoker is 1 rack of buffalo bacon and a fatty smoking with mesquite.

Then I am doing 2 racks of buffalo bacon, a fatty, 10 bacon wrapped morning doves and 3 pork chops smoked in apple. This is going to be a long day, may just have to crack a few cold ones a little later !!!

I have not fully decided on a plan with the pork chops, on if I want to stuff them, use a rub, etc. If anyone has any thoughts, I sure would appreciate your input on the pork chops.....
Here is a rack of buffalo bacon and also an Italian fatty getting mesquite.

This is the Italian fatty's ingredients -
Grandpa Josh venison sausage
Homemade pizza sauce
Sautéed mushrooms and red onions
Green pepper
Homemade hickory smoked Canadian bacon
4 Cheese Italian mix
Sprinkled with Pampered Chef Italian Seasoning


It did end up being a long day. This is load 3, here is 2 racks of buffalo bacon, another rack with a breakfast fatty and 2 full morning doves, and the bottom rack with 3 bacon wrapped pork chops and 8 morning dove breasts; all getting apple.

The breakfast fattys ingredients -
Breakfast Fatty w/ Apple smoked
Maple venison sausage
Maple syrup
Homemade Canadian bacon
Sautéed mushrooms and yellow onions
Green peppers
Scrambled eggs
Shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese
Fatty was also wrapped in bacon



The pork chop ingredients –
3 Pork Chops in brine for about 6 hrs, smoked with apple
Wrapped in bacon
Pampered Chef Sweet and Smoky BBQ rub
Sprayed with apple juice
These were smoked for 2 hours and then moved to the grill for 10 minutes per side

10 Morning Doves in brine for about 6 hours, smoked with apple
8 were breasts and 2 were full birds
Wrapped in bacon
Sprayed with apple juice



All was very good, did small taste test on everything except for the pork chops, as they got eaten and were excellent. The buffalo bacon will not get taste tested until tomorrow, when we are slicing it into bacon strips.
Thanks for the great pics I Just ruined a shirt with the drool. That is some awsome Q view. Makes me want to run out and load up on some meat.
Here is a pic of some of the buffalo bacon sliced and in stacks of 12 before packaging.

And here is a pic of a few all packaged up and ready for the freezer.

Dang my freezers are full. Gotta make room, deer hunting season is not that far away !!!
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