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Old 07-17-2022, 09:59 PM   #1
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So I have the biggest blackstone griddle they make and Iíve cooked all sorts of great things on it. Including pounds and pounds of bacon.

But today I didnít feel like cleaning it up after cooking so I tried bacon on my Traeger. Cut in half. Laid it sideways across the grates and cooked it at 275-300 until it was desired crispness. Came out perfect. And didnít even have to turn it. Did about 5#ís in two cookings.

Not near as much grease as I was expecting. Probably pretty hard to fry eggs in the grease on the traeger though.

Iím looking for a big used pellet grill for camp now. We have all the other cooking toys, we might as well add this one.
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Old 07-18-2022, 06:19 AM   #2
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Yup. Bacon on the pellet grill is nice. But easy to overcook if you don't watch it close.

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Old 07-18-2022, 06:19 AM   #3
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that's pretty lazy, but it works
ultimate lazy is marrying a pregnant woman.
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Old 07-18-2022, 06:36 AM   #4
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Caught mine on fire when I put 2 lbs on it
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Old 07-18-2022, 06:50 AM   #5
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Bacon on any bbq pit is far better than any skillet. Ive never tried it, but I hear cooking it in an oven is also a pretty solid way to go.


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Old 07-18-2022, 07:01 AM   #6
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Oven over pan any day
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Old 07-18-2022, 07:03 AM   #7
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Oven or the George Foreman. George Foreman cooks top and bottom at the same time. And, drips into a tray.
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Old 07-18-2022, 07:03 AM   #8
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I've done the pellet smoker and oven. The oven is easier as the smoker can go from done to brittle quickly. I prefer both over the pan in the house due to the mess and attention required.
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Old 07-18-2022, 07:46 AM   #9
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Oven or the George Foreman. George Foreman cooks top and bottom at the same time. And, drips into a tray.
Just don't get your foot in it.
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Old 07-18-2022, 07:49 AM   #10
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Just don't get your foot in it.
I see what you did there.
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Old 07-18-2022, 08:00 AM   #11
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I had some pork belly I was going to cure for bacon but decided to smoke on pellet smoker without curing. Turned out great.


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Old 07-18-2022, 08:18 AM   #12
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I had some pork belly I was going to cure for bacon but decided to smoke on pellet smoker without curing. Turned out great.


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That looks great. I always make burnt ends out of them.
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Old 07-18-2022, 08:19 AM   #13
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Baking sheet, parchment paper and a 350 degree oven is my go to.
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Old 07-18-2022, 08:44 AM   #14
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That looks great. I always make burnt ends out of them.
I have made PB burnt ends several times as well. These were not nearly as rich and I think I prefer them over the burnt ends.
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Old 07-18-2022, 09:08 AM   #15
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Oven over pan any day
Yep oven 100x over a pan
20 minutes @ 400* and done
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Old 07-18-2022, 10:37 AM   #16
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Yep oven 100x over a pan
20 minutes @ 400* and done
That is my system for cooking bacon also. Quit pan frying several years ago.
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Old 07-18-2022, 11:47 AM   #18
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I had some pork belly I was going to cure for bacon but decided to smoke on pellet smoker without curing. Turned out great.


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those look great. that is one of the things i want to try too. just have to go "to the big city" to get raw pork belly.

the burnt ends recipes looked good too but i didn't want a great deal of sugar on my meats.

i was worried it might flare up or produce a bunch of grease, but it did not add hardly anything to the drip catcher.

i've cooked bacon in the oven too. i was just wanting minimal cleanup
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Old 07-18-2022, 12:08 PM   #19
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Baking sheet, parchment paper and a 350 degree oven is my go to.
Is there a benefit to using parchment paper over foil? I've always done foil as it makes the clean up extremely easy.
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