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Ground Venison Bacon

Old 04-17-2010, 10:11 AM
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Venison Bacon
2 lbs. Venison
2 lbs. pork
3 tbs. coarse salt
cup brown sugar
1 Tbs. gelatin
1 tsp, special meat binder
1 tsp cure #1
1 cup ice water
Grind pork and venison through a 3/16 plate, mix with ice water and spices, regrind. Mix well and pack into a 9x9 baking dish . Let set in the fridge overnight to set. Unmold from the baking dish and place in the smoker.
Smoke @ 120 for 1 hr to dry. Increase to 130 and start smoke. Continue to increase smoker temp to 150 and smoke for 2 hrs. Finally increase temp to 170 and smoke to an internal of 155. Cool then refrigerate overnight. Slice and package.

I'm going to give this a try. Here is what I've done so far.
Semi frozen venison chunks and pork trim ready for the grinder



First grind



Spice mix added



second grind



packed into the molds and going into the fridge overnight



Tomorrow unmold and smoke, Then let rest in fridge overnight, Monday slicing and packaging. Also sampling

To be continued

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Old 04-19-2010, 04:35 AM
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Almost a disaster! the meat fell through the grill



Turned out OK but I lost quite a bit and the remaining pieces had a funky shape.

slicing





in the pan



on the plate



taste was terrific, lessons learned. Line mold with cling film so un-molding is easy, and smoke on a finer mesh. Definatly a do again.
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:16 AM
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Dangit!!! Now I'm HUNGRY! Looks delicious!
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:42 PM
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Saved to my to do list. Thanks for sharing.
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