Homemade Cured and Smoked Canadian Bacon Recipe (2024)

  1. gm https://meatwave.com/blog/homemade-cured-and-smoked-canadian-bacon-recipePosted Sun, Nov 24 2013 6:45PM

  2. M.C Great recipe...I made it exactly as the recipe said, smoked it yesterday...came out sooo good I'm making another one today. 5 stars.Posted Fri, Dec 6 2013 3:32PM

  3. jeff Going to it today , for the advice ,from st.Louis I love eggs beniii
    Posted Thu, Dec 12 2013 4:04PM

  4. RS Very cool. Thanks for sharing.Posted Fri, Jan 3 2014 10:10PM

  5. Ron I have one on the grill right now... I was going to use the smoker and figured, "why?" Small piece of meat, short cooking time. The grill is working just fine. Used a mix of apple and pecan wood. It's looking real good so far and is picking up a great color. Posted Sun, Oct 5 2014 2:02PM

  6. cnazzy Nope... You dont smoke canadian bacon!!!! EVER!!! canadian here.. grew up with PEAMEAL Bacon and you never smoke it.
    American's have it so wrong, I live in the USA now and its amazing how people mess this up every time..
    You dont smoke it after its cured for atleast 4 days.. then you roll it in cornmeal. and leave it sit in the fridge for another couple days then cut in slices and fry..
    You can freeze it. and fry it again at a later date or roast it in the oven.
    Just thought people would know the REAL way to have peameal bacon!
    Posted Thu, Oct 30 2014 1:59AM

  7. cybrowl crazzy if you're going to claim your Canadian .. get it right! Peameal bacon is one of two bacons we called Canadian. Smoked back bacon is the other. And before you say anything different. I should know , since I been a butcher in Ontario for 35 years. and most Americans who come up to buy Canadian Bacon want smoked back bacon not peameal baconPosted Sun, Dec 21 2014 5:42PM

  8. snowtigger Just finished one loin night before last. Took it to 165f inside temp. All I can say is WOW!! Everybody has the same reaction. I am starting on four more. It is 30 degrees below zero. Big deal, I have a detached garage. It gets a little smokey in there, but I open the overhead door and air it out before I go in. It works for me. I think I will install a chimney before I fire up the old smoker again. It will get rid of the most of the smoke. Amazing what a retired guy will do when it's cold.Posted Sat, Jan 31 2015 3:37AM

  9. jackie harsha Just made this. Is incredibly good. I'll probably never buy ham or Canadian bacon again. Thanks for the recipe. Posted Wed, Feb 18 2015 1:18PM

  10. Mike Superb! This is the BEST Canadian bacon ever. Fantastic! Thanks for the post!Posted Mon, Apr 13 2015 9:36AM

  11. chrysalis I did 1 loin about a month ago. It looked like a lot so I began giving it away. Bad move! Now I'm smoking 2 as we speak. It is absolutely awesome. Won't be as generous this time. Posted Wed, Oct 28 2015 1:57PM

  12. Josh I will definitely be trying this recipe in the very near future! It looks delicious!!Posted Wed, Nov 4 2015 12:24PM

  13. CPR Ive been making this recipe for two years now and my family and myself cant get enogh of it. I would make one every day if I had the time.
    My aunt said that this is her Christmas present from now on.
    Thank you for the recipe and keep it up.
    PS I don't care if it's real canadian bacon or not
    This is my canadian bacon from now on. Posted Sat, Nov 21 2015 8:30PM

  14. Scott I dry cure with salt, brown sugar or honey, and cure. Put in big zip lock bag and cure 4-7 days. Then smoke.Posted Mon, Jan 18 2016 2:00PM

  15. Tom Iam not a professional bacon maker or any of the sort but what I did see I like and Iam going to try it I do make bacon for myself and friends and it come out great. I make alot of different type of smoke sausage and dry Italian sausage and smoke cheese. Iam retired Electrion from Alaska after 40 years up there I move to Ohio. I have smoked alot of salmon and different types of fish, moose and caribou so I do know alot about the smokeing of meat and learned on my own trial and error I like all the BBQ pit master blog I come across I would like to enter one of the contest some day just to see How good I am at it but it cost alot of money maybe wishful thinking but I am going to try your recipe I will give feed back later Thanks .Posted Tue, Jan 19 2016 5:05PM

  16. Tom Well today is March 10 2016 and want to reply on how good that recipe was for the candian bacon. It is short of amazing how good it is Iam in the process making more pork loins were half price today so I bought six and now I got to dig out my bigger smoker but its worth it. I would like to see if you had a different for just pork belly if not its okay But you got this one right good job .Posted Thu, Mar 10 2016 5:16PM

  17. Pete I am using your recipe for the first time, but I have 6.8 lbs of loin to cure so I used 3 teaspoons of cure #1 but left all the other measurments the same. I just wonder if I should have only used the 2 teaspoons of cure. I plan to cure for 5 days before smoking and cooking to 140 FPosted Mon, Mar 28 2016 4:34PM

  18. Josh @Pete The cure should probably have been fine for a loin the size you have, but 3 teaspoons of cure should be fine. Hope it turns out!Posted Sun, Apr 3 2016 5:49PM

  19. Pete Thank you for your reply, yes the loin turned out just great !!
    had a BLT and for breakfast had bacon and eggs, they were the best.
    Thanks for the recipe, will be using this one from now on.
    PetePosted Sun, Apr 3 2016 8:42PM

  20. Rick Whether it's considered Canadian bacon, it's still real tasty whatever it is, especially on eggs Benedict.Posted Sat, Jun 25 2016 12:01PM

  21. Richard Great recipe
    How long should it keep and can you freeze itPosted Sat, Aug 20 2016 4:09PM

  22. Michael Outstanding recipe! I've made a bunch. Using bigger loins so I doubled the recipe. In fact, I've even gone sweeter with the maple and used coconut sugar instead of brown sugar. It's sweeter. I'm making some to use as gifts to the neighbors. They are used to the smoker smoking and wonder when I'm not sharing. Ha! It's been 3 years here so I might as well!Posted Tue, Dec 13 2016 12:11AM

  23. PA Dutchman This recipe inspired me to give it a shot. That was 2 years ago. First batch was one whole loin. Used honey instead of maple syrup. Last year I did 3. I have a Hobart slicer which comes in handy for slicing. I vacuum packed the slices in convenient sized packs and I'm just about out. The local Giant food store has whole boneless tenderloins on sale right now for $.99 a lb! I snagged up six of them! I'll probably freeze some fresh to use with my home made sauerkraut, but at least 4 of the big ones are going to become bacon. This time I might cut off a chunk to try as Peameal bacon just to see the difference. Personally, I think it's going to be tough to beat the sweet smoky flavor, but I'll keep an open mind about it.Posted Tue, Dec 27 2016 8:46PM

  24. Mat Oz Amazing recipe!
    Did my first batch without the curing salt ( couldn't find any near me, had to order it from amazon but arrived too late), it still came out amazing!
    I'm trying my second batch with the curing salt now, will see the difference between the two.Posted Sun, Jun 4 2017 6:00PM

  25. chris olson Going to start the process today. Made it once before with a different recipe that turned out very good, looking forward to it.Posted Sat, Jun 10 2017 1:38PM

  26. Cheryl Husband made a batch and cold smoked it for four hours at 100 degrees F. Turned out great! He used one teaspoon of pink salt instead of two. Making another batch as I speak, thanks for the recipe!Posted Fri, Jun 30 2017 10:14AM

  27. Larry Rodriguez Kind of difficult to smoke or bbq in the winter and in the northwest. It's cold, which makes the weber colder and lots of rain which I try to channel off the weber. In the winter time, I bake the loin in the house oven at 200 degrees F until it reaches an internal temperature of 142 degrees. I also tie the loin to maintain the round shape. It takes a minimum of 4 hours to bake at the low temperature but it looks and tastes awesome. I also measure out the pink salt on 25 lbs per 1 ounce of cure. Posted Mon, Dec 18 2017 12:30PM

  28. MR. D First time curing and smoking canadian bacon. Turned out fantastic!! Used celery powered instead of curing salt. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Posted Sat, Feb 3 2018 7:26PM

  29. Ace202 Just pulled off the smoker. Smells wonderful, cant wait to try. Used tenderloins as that was what was on special. Now the pork loins on sale this week. Going to have to go pick some up.
    Posted Fri, Jul 20 2018 3:19PM

  30. Bob R. Made this bacon last march for a week at the beach in April. I cut a nine lb. loin into three pieces for this batch.
    At the beach ( for a wedding), we used two sections one morning for breakfast. It disappeared as fast as it was served .We served about twenty people that morning. What a hit! I Everyone loved it Two days later the third piece went along with three lbs. of homemade chicken maple apple sausage. Nothing was left. They cleaned me out!

    Today, I made another one about the same size. This time I coated two with black pepper and maple syrup. The third piece I coated with a Jalapeno / Raspberry jelly that my son made . Can't wait to try these two versions.

    Thanks for sharing this great recipe. This is now my go to.Posted Tue, Jan 8 2019 4:38PM

  31. Mr.Stix This recipe was excellent! The CB was a huge hit with family and friends. I made another with honey instead of maple syrup. Equally good. I love this as a base recipe, with the potential to tweak it to your liking. Thank you for sharing!Posted Thu, Dec 30 2021 12:59PM

  32. Doug Can I use pink #2 curing salt?Posted Wed, Jun 8 2022 9:22PM

  33. Josh @Doug Since this bacon will be cooked, you should stick to #1 curing salt.Posted Thu, Jun 9 2022 8:46AM

  34. Dale Just going into smoker now !,Posted Wed, Sep 13 2023 2:29PM

  35. Dale Finished a 7lb , neighbours finished it and I have a 9lber in the brine , my wife said she will not anymore storebought !,,,Posted Sat, Sep 16 2023 12:25PM

  36. Dale Added some apple pie moonshine moonshine to the brine 👍😎Posted Fri, Dec 8 2023 4:44PM

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