View Full Version : Venison Bacon

11-08-2012, 07:14 AM
With deer hunting season upon us I thought I would post a favorite my wife and I have been making since '06 in case any fellow hunters may be looking for something a little different to do with their venison.

This venison bacon is basically a 3 day deal; it is better than bacon, but different. We have used beef, buffalo, venison, antelope and elk; all taste great!

Seasoning - http://curleyssausagekitchen.com/Bacon-Ground-Formed-25.html

Recipe - https://www18.corecommerce.com/~csk/uploads/file/Venison%20Bacon%20Recipe.pdf

Day 1

Here are pic's of the meat being ground, seasonings mixed in and have it loafed up for a nights stay in the fridge; this is a 36 lb. batch.

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Day 2

Here is a pic of the loaves taken out of the pans, on the smoker racks just prior to putting them in the smoker.

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After the smoke, loafs of meat are brought inside, then we let them cool down to near room temp and then put away sealed in a container, in the fridge overnight to chill.

Day Three

Here are a few pic's of the venison bacon sliced and then packaged.

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Next is pic of the bacon cooking on our Holland grill.

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Really close to the best part now.....

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How does Emeril say it? "Oh ya, that's what I am talking about baby !!!"

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Thanks for looking!

11-08-2012, 07:49 AM
Looks really good!

11-08-2012, 10:11 AM
Looks good!

12-03-2012, 07:54 PM
:thumbs up: Nice to see someone else using Curley's seasonings. Didn't do any bacon last year and most of the family chewed my :moon: at the family reunion this year! Guess that means a batch this year for sure. Love that bacon! :Drool2:

Short One
12-04-2012, 07:35 PM
Man that looks great. Could I get some with a hard egg on wheat toast with a little mayo.:thumbs up::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

12-05-2012, 02:31 AM
Mossy, what time is breakfast?
Could I geta big bowl of Grits on the side with that?
Looks great.:thumbs up:
Did you use a slicer on those?

12-05-2012, 10:46 AM
Looks Great Marty, I got to try this.

12-07-2012, 07:59 PM
Dude!!! looks great! Can I get some biscuits and gravy with that?:msn-wink:

12-07-2012, 08:28 PM
very interesting..:sign0092:

Slim Jim
12-08-2012, 02:39 PM
Orderd some seasoning today. Called and spoke to the owner, Keith. Nice guy. will report back to the group. Can't wait!

Slim Jim
12-23-2012, 12:41 PM
4885Made my first batch of vinison bacon last week. Won't be my last!:wow:
Smoked on my UDS for about 6 hours. Used a couple chunk4884s of cherry for flavor. Quite an involved process, but will repeat for sure. Now I have a good reason to get another deer with the flintlock!

4883Mossy, thanks for sharing!

12-24-2012, 08:00 AM
You got me interested! It looks great! :thumbs up:
And there is a bunch of venison hanging out in the freezer just waiting for something like this.

12-25-2012, 04:52 PM
Good looking bacon Slim Jim and glad to hear you like it!