wineismylife posted:mneeley490 posted:thelostverse posted:mneeley490 posted:
Getting up early tomorrow to load up 20 lbs. of bacon into the smoker. Going to use a dab of mesquite along with the usual corn cob and cherry mixture this time. This will be mainly for the in-laws again for Xmas; man, I never should have started it.
I've never tried mesquite with bacon. I may have to give that a try with a batch coming soon.
I hear it's common in Texas; I don't really know. There used to be a Tex-Mex place somewhat near me that served it at breakfast. It was different, but really good.
I wouldn't say Mesquite Smoked Bacon is wide spread here in Texas but it does exist. H-E-B Stores are the ones where I see it most often and when I do it is typically in what we call the Hill Country.
If I smoke bacon I use Hickory. Tried and true.
Hickory is classic, but I also enjoy apple and cherry. I am intrigued by mesquite though. I imagine a little goes a long way.