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Cooking Bacon on a Pellet Grill
Many people love smoked bacon and would love to enjoy it on their pellet grill. But if you are not using a smoker box, you might be wondering how to cook bacon on a pellet grill. Well, it is quite an easy and quick way to cook bacon on a pellet grill, but before you do it for the first time, you need to learn how to do it.
Here, we are going to share a blog post with you on how to cook bacon on a pellet grill. Hope you enjoy reading it.
How to Cook Bacon on a Pellet Grill?
Bacon is one of my most favorite side dishes and a great companion to eggs. I love it with soft yolk and crispy bacon, but to make perfect bacon, you need to cook it on a grill. Pellet Grill is the best option for cooking bacon, as many people use different methods like microwave and oven. But cooking bacon on a pellet grill is one of the easiest ways to cook it perfectly.
Here are the steps you need to follow while cooking bacon on a pellet grill.
1- You must place your grill in a well-ventilated place so that the smoke can easily clear out. Also, keep your nose safe from the pungent smell that comes with cooking bacon.
2- Heat the grill to the desired temperature, when it is ready.
3- Place your bacon in a rinsed and dried paper towel, so that it can be easily moved up and down on the grill.
4- Now you can place the bacon on the grate of your pellet grills. With a spatula make sure the bacon is properly positioned on the grate of the grill.
5- Close the lid and wait for bacon to cook. You can peek and stir it, but do not open the grill too often, as it could let out the heat and leave your bacon soggy.
6- Check the bacon after 6 minutes, if it is not yet cooked then move it to the other side of the grill and see how long it takes this time.
7- When done, remove from the pellet grill.
8- Serve your bacon with your favorite sauce and enjoy!
Smoked Bacon Vs. Cured Bacon
For bacon lovers, cured bacon is just not enough. You can get the extra smoky and delicious flavor by taking the additional step of smoking it. Curing is like bringing in a way, but instead of soaking your meat in brine, you are injecting it with a blend of salt and preservatives that will kill off harmful bacteria and help keep your meat from spoiling too quickly.
You get that same smoky taste without the worry of getting sick from bacteria or bacterial infection. You can achieve the same effect by smoking cured bacon, and many people do not know the difference between them.
However, cured bacon is still better than straight-up raw bacon in my opinion. It does not have such a strong flavor and it does not smell as strong as when you are cooking it. That is why I recommend it to people who do not like a lot of bacon flavor or if you are serving it to guests.
Cured bacon is a very simple process, but it does require some time for the curing process to complete. Since we are not doing anything fancy here, you can cure your bacon in about three days. It works for any quantity of bacon, so you can use it as much as you want.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How to smoke bacon strips in a smoker?
To cook smoked bacon strips, you need to cook them in their smoke. Place your bacon strips on the grate of the grill, and then apply a handful or so of apple or cherry wood chips, and light them with a Weber chimney charcoal starter (and a match). Then close the lid on the smoker and leave it to cook for roughly 20 minutes.
Q: How to prepare smoked bacon?
First of all, you should buy quality meat. Meats with a lot of fat are best for smoking. You can purchase dried spices from your local grocery store which gives a unique flavor to your smoked meat and bacon. Dry herb contents inside the spices will enhance the flavor and provide a natural smoky taste to your meat.
9 out of 10 people usually do not prefer spicy food, but you can include two to three chili peppers in the mixture to give it some kick. Feel free to add a little more, if you like it. You can also add different types of peppers, tomato sauce, or any other favorite spice.
Q: How long does it take to smoke Bacon?
The best time to cook bacon is when it’s almost finished. To avoid drying out the strips, and so that they’ll have a nicely cooked appearance, I’d suggest checking the bacon after an hour and then again after another 15- minutes.
In the end, smoking bacon is the best way to ensure that you have the best tasting meats available. When you cook meats, you want to make sure that they are tender and juicy and to do so, you will need to cook them gently over a long period.
Smoked bacon is not for a quick lunch or late-night snack. It takes time and patience to create smoked bacon, but it is an excellent culinary adventure that is worth every minute spent doing it. Now, you have learned how to cook bacon on a pellet grill. Start grilling for your friends and family now!