Tatonka Bacon

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by mossymo, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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.
     
  2. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Sounds good Mossy don't forget the pictures!
     
  3. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    4 racks of buffalo bacon is getting hickory.
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    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.....
     
  4. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here is a rack of buffalo bacon and also an Italian fatty getting mesquite.
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    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
    Pepperoni
    4 Cheese Italian mix
    Sprinkled with Pampered Chef Italian Seasoning

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  5. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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.
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    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

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    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
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    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

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    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.
     
  6. catfish

    catfish Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    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.[​IMG]
     
  7. triple b

    triple b Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Good lookin' grub there!
    I'd love to see pics of the buffalo bacon when it's sliced too!
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  8. crownovercoke

    crownovercoke Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    [​IMG] Congrats on the great smoke...[​IMG] My plastic keyboard cover came in handy today.[​IMG] Thanks for posting recipes too, that is great.
     
  9. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Life couldn't be any better than that spread. Congrats.
     
  10. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here is a pic of some of the buffalo bacon sliced and in stacks of 12 before packaging.
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    And here is a pic of a few all packaged up and ready for the freezer.
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    Dang my freezers are full. Gotta make room, deer hunting season is not that far away !!!
     
  11. az_redneck

    az_redneck Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Explain this buffalo bacon to me please...
     
  12. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Az Redneck
    I while ago I made up a batch of venison bacon. There was enough interest here at SMF so I posted pics and described the process in another thread. Here is a link to the thread - http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ead.php?t=5255

    If you do have any questions, feel free to ask by posting them or PMing me.
     
  13. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Great looking food Mossy! Nothing like a full smoker!
     

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