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Making Some Black Pepper/Chipotle Bacon

Postby jmcrig » Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:06 am

Got a pork belly, and am makin' some bacon. Doing a cure with black pepper and chipotle in it.

Belly is squared, trimmed, and ready for the cure.
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Re: Making Some Black Pepper/Chipotle Bacon

Postby Txdragon » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:54 am

OOHH!! Can't wait to see this one. Why trim before though? You can trim after and save those good bits for the bean pot!!
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Postby jmcrig » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:02 am

Txdragon wrote:OOHH!! Can't wait to see this one. Why trim before though? You can trim after and save those good bits for the bean pot!!


Along the bottom side of the belly there's generally a flap of just skin and fat, that ends up in sausage. When it's done cooking, there may be some trim that ends up in the bean pot. 8)
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Re: Making Some Black Pepper/Chipotle Bacon

Postby ChileFarmer » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:21 pm

Craig, you gonna be right on. Those are some really nice looking bellies. I need bacon but can't find any at good price.
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Re: Making Some Black Pepper/Chipotle Bacon

Postby jmcrig » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:29 pm

ChileFarmer wrote:Craig, you gonna be right on. Those are some really nice looking bellies. I need bacon but can't find any at good price.
$2.49 pound here and you get what you get (no choice). Wish we had a good meat market. Our Mexican store is the best we have. CF :D


I got this from Restaurant Depot. Had to buy a case, 3 bellies, but the price was decent, $2.05 a pound. This is probably a long shot, but if you've got a Chinese Market close. They generally have pork bellies.
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Postby limey » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:44 pm

Looks like some good breakfast eating in your future. :pig:
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Postby jtilk » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:41 pm

That is going to be some meat art when you are finished... a thing of beauty :salut:
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Postby Sailor Kenshin » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:29 am

Can't wait to see the finished product! :salut:
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Re: Making Some Black Pepper/Chipotle Bacon

Postby Griffin » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:34 am

Can't wait to see how it turns out. I've got my first belly in a cure right now and plan to cold smoke it on Sunday.
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Re: Making Some Black Pepper/Chipotle Bacon

Postby Txdragon » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:31 am

I think I speak for the masses when I say that we need an update on this one too!!
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Re: Making Some Black Pepper/Chipotle Bacon

Postby jmcrig » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:03 am

Sorry, it turned out great. Took some pics, and as soon as I can get them down to a smaller pixel size, I'll post them up. Having a real job really gets in the way.
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Re: Making Some Black Pepper/Chipotle Bacon

Postby Txdragon » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:25 am

It does! They all say they like to balance work and home life .. Ha! They all lie!!
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Re: Making Some Black Pepper/Chipotle Bacon

Postby jmcrig » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:10 am

As promised, the finished product.

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Re: Making Some Black Pepper/Chipotle Bacon

Postby Sailor Kenshin » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:16 pm

Lookin' reeel guuud! :cheers:
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Re: Making Some Black Pepper/Chipotle Bacon

Postby sancho » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:09 pm

I'm going to stop viewing your posts. Your stuff always looks a whooole lot better than mine.

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