Bacon Caesar Jerky
Note: We have this recipe to our friends at Paddle In for their Food Barrel Friday series! If you haven’t checked that out – Get On It! (Check it out here) but we can’t resist sharing it with our readers as well. If you’re looking to try a new type of jerky, look no further.
We love beef jerky… there’s no denying that. But have you tried bacon jerky?? You heard me! Bacon Jerky!!!
We got creative and decided to try something new. This is Caesar salad…. Without the salad. Cause salad is what food eats! Bacon Jerky with a little Caesar spice!
Warning: The fat content can make this tricky to make. Make sure you get as much fat and grease out!
What you’ll need:
1 pound bacon (regular store bought will do… Just don’t use thick cut!)
Bacon Caesar Spice (you can pick this up at any Bulk Barn or whatever bulk store is near you)
How to make it:
Bacon doesn’t dehydrate well out of the package. Fat doesn’t dehydrate and will cause your Jerky to go rancid. Wasting bacon is against ManCamping-Law. So we’re going to cook it a little first. Cooking the fat off will take care of this problem.
- Set out your bacon a cookie tray and cook in the oven at 280 for a half hour. Remove the cookie tray from the oven and drain the grease. Pat your bacon dry with paper towel. Flip the bacon and repeat.
- Once you have lightly cooked off the fat and lightly cooked your bacon…. Remove from the oven. Drain and Pat once more.
- Now it’s time to put your bacon Caesar spice on!
Are you spicing bacon with more bacon? Damn straight we are! Cover your bacon on both sides with a healthy amount of spice. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
4. Place your bacon in your dehydrator (or oven if you don’t have one, just leave the oven door cracked open slightly) @ 145 degrees and let it go for about 8 hours. Check every few hours and remove when your desired jerkyness reached.
Let cool completely before vacuum sealing or zip-locking. Now you have pocket bacon for your adventure.