Beef Bacon



  • I bought beef bacon from a smokehouse for $6.20 per pound. I was so disappointed, that I decided to make my own. I used a beef navel that I got from a local butcher, and used Walton’s “Excalibur Bacon Rub Cure”. I followed the directions for this product. The end result is unbelievable! Some of the best bacon I have eaten. If I did not tell you that it was beef bacon, you wouldn’t know that it wasn’t pork. I am making beef bacon to cut down on pork. Could not be happier.!!
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  • Walton's Employee

    @Michael-Wright Looks good! I’m impressed that you made this and really excited to try it at some point! I am wondering if other cures would act differently with beef but it sounds like the first one to try is the regular Excalibur Bacon Rub Cure!


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    @austin Austin,
    Super & thank you very much. I will stick to the 1:1 with a little wine. Do you know off hand apx how many cups of Country Brown Sugar is in a pound for quick measuring? I am going to look into one of your containers for the future. Thank you again. Dave

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    Austin,
    Super & thank you very much. I will stick to the 1:1 with a little wine. Do you know off hand apx how many cups of Country Brown Sugar is in a pound for quick measuring? I am going to look into one of your containers for the future. Thank you again. Dave

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