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Buckboard bacon and different cuts of meat

TennisbumTennisbum Posts: 228
edited 2:01AM in EggHead Forum
Got my second attempt in the fridge right now. Have been using pork loin. I know some of you have used pork butt and beef. My question is what cuts of beef do you use to make bacon? And are there any other meats that would be good bacon?


  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    I am actually doing my second cure as well. First was fabulous(loin), this a belly.
    Not sure cured beef would be considered bacon......
  • berrygoodberrygood Posts: 372
    I have cured pork butt and I am currently doing belly for the second time. Someday, I suppose I'll try pork loin, but I have never heard of bacon made from beef. Thirdeye has some great thoughts on his website.
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    I'm doing my second round also. I am by myself, so I don't want to make large quantities, so I have been using pork tenderloin. It is wonderful. :P
    I want to do a Butt and will probably use half for pulled pork the other half for bacon :)

    Capt Frank
    Homosassa, FL
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    You can make turkey bacon, but it often comes out more like turkey jerky since you are working with slices of meat..... but it's a real low fat alternative.

    The belly cuts like flank steak or skirt steak work for beef bacon. London broil is handy as it's the right thickness, but it's very low in fat.

    You can buckboard a pork tenderloin, here are some pieces next to the slices of a fatty. It's low in fat too. So low in fact that you have to add some butter when warming it up in a skillet.



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