Canadian Bacon

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  1. Feb 10, 2019 #1

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    I took a 7 lb pork loin, cut it into 4 pieces that would fit in a gallon zip lock bag. 1T of Tender Quick and 1tsp of sugar per pound. Used it as a dry rub on the 4 pieces. In fridge for 4 days, turning them over at least once a day.

    Sliced it up into 1/8" thick pieces.

    Taste a lot like ham slices when cooked.

    It is very tasty. Next time I think I will put it on the smoker and see what happens.

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    Going to try my 1st belly bacon soon.
    Next time pork loin is on sale I plan to try Canadian bacon (back bacon in Canada)

    I'll use instacure for the cure in pork belly and tender quick for Canadian.
     
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    I think you will like both. The Canadian bacon is really good, and simple. Next time I am going to slice the loin a little thicker.

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    To me, thicker is usually better. When I make bacon with pork roasts, I usually slice it about a 1/4 to 3/8 inch thick. Now if I was selling it by the slice, you could probably read through it.
     
  5. Feb 14, 2019 #5

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    Canadian Bacon is an oxymoron like "military intelligence" & "IRS help", as it's neither Canadian NOR bacon.

    Nonetheless, it's tasty.

    yours, satx
     
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    Same as Hill Billy bacon, chuck wagon or a host of other names for tender quick/brown sugar home curing recipes. Great stuff. I do like the leaner cuts for it. A buddy says it also works for beef and turkey, although I have never tried it for those
     
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    There use to be bacon in a can that came from Canada. God awful stuff.
     
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    I'm in Canada for 63years. what is Canadian bacon? store bought bacon that I know is long thin strips that is salty and must have some sort of smoke flavoring added to it. comes in a flat package.
    I cant eat it. makes me feel sick.
     
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    In flavor, appearance, and texture, Canadian bacon is closer to ham than it is to bacon. The meat is lean, slightly sweet, and juicy. Unlike regular bacon, Canadian bacon does not crisp up in its own fat while it is being cooked. The meat is meant to be served in a soft, juicy stage of cooking, and it will be dry and tasteless if it is allowed to crisp up. It is also usually served in thicker wedges than those used for conventional bacon
     
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    Basically if you cured a pork tenderloin like bacon or ham, you have canadian bacon.
     
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    Pork shoulder roast bacon coming off the smoker today
     
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    I used the same recipe as the last time, but left it on the smoker a lot longer. Also, with the last batch I froze a lot of it and it was better after is aged a little. I tasted this batch and it is quite good. I decided to not slice it right away before I froze it and will slice it as I use it.
     

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