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  • BFlynn
    Charter Member
    • Oct 2014
    • 950
    • Third Coast

    Other Bacon Flavors for breakfast tacos -

    I've figured over the next couple/few weeks to try making some different flavors of bacon, with the goal of making the tastiest breakfast taco possible.

    Thought I'd try jalapeno bacon.
    And maybe a version where I add chili powder, paprika, and cumin to either the cure or the rub.

    Any other ideas/recipes/examples would be appreciated.
  • Panhead John
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    • Aug 2020
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    • Houston, Texas
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    #2
    I’ve never cured bacon before, but I do like this. Right before my bacon is finished frying I sprinkle some Lawry’s Garlic Salt and some fresh ground black pepper to them. It really kicks up the flavor for me. Something about the Lawry’s Garlic Salt makes me like it more than others.

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    • BFlynn
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      Curing bacon was way easier than I thought it would be. You should definitely try it.
  • rickgregory
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    • Aug 2014
    • 1173
    • Seattle, WA

    #3
    I'd divide a section of belly and try the same ingredients with one section getting them in the cure, another in the rub. That way you can see how the flavors come through and which you like better for future bellies

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    • holehogg
      Club Member
      • Nov 2017
      • 2580
      • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

      #4
      I've tried a few different flavours and my personal favorite is still maple syrup.
      Here are 3 that I tried a couple weeks ago.
      1. Curry (used all in one curry powder)
      2. Sweet Chili (used a sweet chili sauce)
      3. Chili (used flakes)

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      • tbob4
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        Man, that looks good even in the bag

      • holehogg
        holehogg commented
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        Thanks tbob4 but it's not in a bag that's just before going for a smoke bath.
        Can I suggest an immediate visit to your optometrist.

      • tbob4
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        I see it now. They looked cyrovac’d. I do need an updated prescription and I should have bought the Max sized iPhone.
    • shify
      Club Member
      • Jun 2017
      • 545
      • Westchester County, NY

      #5
      My two favorites that I make and would be good in a breakfast taco are pastrami bacon and black pepper bacon. The former is cured with some added pickling spices and then lightly rubbed with a pastrami rub before smoking. The letter is just fairly heavily crusted with black pepper pre-smoking

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      • BFlynn
        Charter Member
        • Oct 2014
        • 950
        • Third Coast

        #6
        Jalapeño bacon is off the SnS... It has a good flavor but the jalapeño didn't really come through....

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        ​​This was about a 1.5 lb chuck of pork belly.
        I used the regular recipe and added 2 jalapeños (sliced with seeds) to the cure.

        Up for suggestions on how to get more jalapeño flavor.

        Still have "regular", Asian, and maple bourbon finishing up.
        Last edited by BFlynn; January 3, 2021, 09:24 PM.

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        • mnavarre
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          Pepper flavor doesn't really seem to come though the cure except as heat. Maybe trying to find Jalapeño powder and dusting the top before smoking. Or maybe a Jalapeño jelly glaze.

        • BFlynn
          BFlynn commented
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          Jalapeño powder is a great idea!

          That'll fix it. And I might add it to other rubs.
      • BFlynn
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        • Oct 2014
        • 950
        • Third Coast

        #7
        Asian is off the SnS Click image for larger version

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