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Old 04-17-2008, 02:03 PM   #1
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Buying bacon in bulk.

I always buy packaged bacon at the supermarket. Well, the other day my DIL said she gets theirs in bulk at a butcher shop and they love it.
Today I went there and got just 1/2 pound (just to try it out). It cost just $3.10 per pound. I was very pleased, it wasn't real thin or too thick, like the packaged. And the taste was the best I have had in many years. What type of bacon do you use?

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Old 04-17-2008, 02:28 PM   #2
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We use Kirkland Signature, the Costco brand. It comes in four pound units. It's a little thicker than the Oscar Meyer and others. Tastes pretty good.
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:08 AM   #3
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How long do you grill bacon on a George Foreman grill?
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:11 AM   #4
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Hi, macbeth. Welcome to DC.

Yours is a difficult question to answer.

It depends on well done you want your bacon and how thick the bacon is.

Your best bet would be to cook several test strips and time the cooking.
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:12 AM   #5
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There is usually a name brand (OM, Hormel, etc.) on sale at the supermarket. I will snatch up a couple packages and put one in the freezer.
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:19 AM   #6
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I buy the Hormel Black Label at Sam's Club. It comes 4 1-lb. packages for under $9.00
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:32 AM   #7
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I use bulk, rind on bacon from a local meat processor who also runs a large, bulk, retail meat counter...I buy 10 lbs, sometimes 20 lbs at a time. It's awesome!
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:42 AM   #8
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I buy in bulk from a local bulk food store and then bake it in the oven which keeps the bacon flat and crisp. It is then flash frozen and placed in vacuum seal bags for final storage. Takes only 10-20 seconds in microwave to heat up.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:33 AM   #9
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I use bulk, rind on bacon from a local meat processor who also runs a large, bulk, retail meat counter...I buy 10 lbs, sometimes 20 lbs at a time. It's awesome!
Dear Uncle Bob,

It has been so long since I had any, that I had forgotten that bacon even had a rind. I used to love chewing on it when I was a kid. I would have to go to a farmers market to get it. They don't sell it in my local grocery stores. My Dad used to buy it by the slab and we'd slice it ourselves. Those were the days....
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:39 AM   #10
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Buy in bulk at Costco like Andy does. I very rarely cook bacon to eat it. I usually cook with bacon. But the Kirkland brand is decent enough.
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