Venison Bacon

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by bassman, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I conned Tracey (WALLE) into helping me with another batch of elk bacon. I wasn't even going to post this, but after tasting some of it, decided to snap a couple of pics.  Used 13 pounds of elk and 12 pounds of pork butt.  Coated heavily on both sides with restaurant style black pepper.

    This is one pan of four (25 pounds total).


    Fried up a few strips.


    Thanks for checking out our bacon project.

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  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks excellent Keith!  I haven't made venison bacon in a long time. I bet the elk was killer!!
     
  3. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Jeanie!  Yes, the elk is some great stuff but I'm starting to run out.  Hopefully, my wife and I both get one this fall since I've been cleaning out the freezers.[​IMG]
     
  4. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm jealous... [​IMG]   I still have some deer left from last season but I've never hunted elk. Bet it's awesome Keith!!
     
  5. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Bassman,

    That's some nice looking Elk Bacon.

    Reminds me, I'm short on venison bacon too.

    and....

    Belly Bacon

    BBB

    Snack Sticks

    Jerky

    Breakfast Sausage

    Italian Sausage

    Brats

    Smoked Cheese

    Ever feel that the job is never done?

    Todd
     
  6. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Keith that is some great looking bacon...  Unfortunately no Elk in Kansas...
     
  7. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Todd, I forgot to mention that I used the Amaze-n-smoker for the bulk of this smoke.  I had to keep the Vault set on low, so didn't get much smoke from the chip pan. 

    Paul, it's not that far from Kansas to Colorado.  Come on over and hunt an elk.[​IMG]
     
  8. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Can you share your recipe for Venison Bacon?

    I use a prepackaged mix that I get from a Butcher Supply House, and it tasted much like Salami

    Cool that you got some more use out of your AMNS!

    Todd
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2011
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great looking bacon!
     
  10. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Bassman!  Great to see a post from ya!  Especially elk bacon -- what a great looking smoke.  Might have to try this one if I tag my elk this fall!  Hope all is well with you and yours!
     
  11. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  12. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    good lookin stuff!
     
  13. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Tried out the new slicer this afternoon. This thing will slice just as fast as you can push the meat through it.



    Made a sizable pile of bacon. This is some really good stuff.



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  14. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    The bacon looks fabulous!!!

    A big slicer is the bomb!!

    I was very happy when I got the big Berkel.

      Craig
     
  15. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Craig.  You're right about the big slicers.  My problem is, I can't lift or move something as heavy as a Globe or Berkel commercial unit.  This one weighs 41 pounds and it's all I want to do to move it.[​IMG]
     
  16. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Well, I gotta say - Keith is being a little modest when he losely tosses around the word "elk"... what we used was prime ELK TENDERLOIN... 

    I've known Keith for some time now, and when he says, "Get that [email protected]#% back outta your truck or I'll shoot.."... I get that [email protected]#$% back outta my truck and WE make bacon! 

    This was an AWESOME batch of VB - hat's off to ya Keith for the use of all of your cool stuff (grinder, mixer, slicer, freezer, BEER FRIDGE) AND for covering for me when I couldn't be there to help ya smoke or slice.

    Did I ever tell you folks what a GREAT guy Mr Bassman is?

    Mr Bassman is a GREAT guy!!!
     
  17. tgil

    tgil Fire Starter

      looks great, got my curiosity up on what it tastes like though.
     
  18. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    That does look good. [​IMG]
     
  19. captturbo

    captturbo Smoke Blower

    Those look like slices of Heaven! It looks like I might have over spent buying the Hobart 1612 (used). I just didn't trust the idea that the Cabelas slicers could stand up to serious work but you just proved my thinking wrong! Nice job on high quality eats!
     
  20. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    T - it is more of a summer sausage/salami taste than bacon, bacon.  This is our second batch.  On the first, I think both of us expected the "bacon" taste and were initially a little disappointed.  Once we got it through our skulls that it weren't... we hell, we made a second batch, right!!

    It is great fried, or just sliced cold with cheese and crackers or on a sammie.
     

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