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    Homemade Canadian Bacon

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    192 hrs 45 mins

    45 mins

    192 hrs

    Chef Jeff Garland's Note:

    Been wanting to start making my own and saving it here for safe keeping. I haven't tried this yet. Update: I have made this now after reading Wing Man's review. I have made it several times over the last year or so and it is great. I just never updated.

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    1. 1
      Bring all ingredients except loin to a boil for 10 minutes.
    2. 2
      Trim fat from loin.
    3. 3
      Cool the brine to 38 degrees F and strain if desired.
    4. 4
      Add loin and put a plate on top to keep submerged.
    5. 5
      Cover,Put in fridge and let sit 7 days turning once at 4 days.
    6. 6
      Remove and rinse in cold water. Soak for 45 minutes in cool water.
    7. 7
      Get smoker to 225 Degrees F. Use a good hardwood of choice.
    8. 8
      For breakfast bacon cook to 145 degrees F.
    9. 9
      For finished bacon cook to 155-160 degrees F.
    10. 10
      Cut to desired thickness. 1/4" for me.
    11. 11
      Keeps in fridge same as commercial bacon.
    12. 12
      Keeps in freezer longer if left unsliced.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 29, 2011


      My first Canadian bacon and I will be making more. I went light on the liquids and put everything in a vacuum bag and sealed for 3 days. Awesome!

      Update: Been 3 years and I'm still making this. Freezes well. Makes the best Egg McMuffin ever.

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    • on December 03, 2012


      This might be the easiest thing I've ever made to get so many rave reviews from family and friends. There is a lot of leeway with the brining and soaking times, as I hadn't read the recipe thoroughly so made a few mistakes there. The bacon is meaty and moist, and carmelizes beautifully in the pan. I will be making a lot more of this!

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    • on February 24, 2012


      My first attempt, I forgot to rinse and let the loin soak in plain water, just the ends were too salty, though next time I will be sure to soak, and there will definitely be a next time!! Thanks Jeff

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    Nutritional Facts for Homemade Canadian Bacon

    Serving Size: 1 (319 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 298.5
    Calories from Fat 143
    Total Fat 15.9 g
    Saturated Fat 5.5 g
    Cholesterol 68.0 mg
    Sodium 57.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 14.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 13.3 g
    Protein 22.6 g

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