Introduction: Bacon Salt, Two Easy Methods

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Hello Folks. Here I will show you two very simple methods to make bacon salt with left over bacon grease and crispy bacon. These are great for seasoning or to use as rubs for bbq's or roast, or just add to anything that needs a little extra bacon flavor. Enjoy.

Step 1: What You Will Need.

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Bacon Bacon Bacon
Salt (table and/or sea salt)
mortar and pestle
food processor
containers to hold finished product

Step 2: Method One, Salty Bacon Salt

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Cook your bacon as normal on the stove. You'll want crispy bacon for this project.

Put the cooked bacon to the side and dry off on some paper towel.

pour most of the grease away, but leave a little in the pan (the amount you leave will depend on how much salt you are making)

A little bacon grease goes a long way for this recipe.

Step 3: Salt + Bacon Grease = Yummy

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Pour some salt in the pan and mix it around with the grease until all the grease is absorbed, add salt as needed. Make sure to get all the little bacon bits in there too.

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Add the greased salt and a little extra crispy bacon to your mortar and start grinding.

Let it sit out for about an hour then place on an air tight container. Finished. I find this salt is good for about a week.

Step 5: Method Two, Bacon Flavored Salt.

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This method is a little easier, last longer and has a much better bacon flavor.

Place the rest of the crispy bacon from method one into a food processor (I used about 6 pieces in this recipe)

Add about 1/3 cup of coarse sea salt and a pinch of black pepper.

Blend till all the bacon is the same consistency as the salt.

Step 6: Adjust to Your Taste

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Add more bacon, salt pepper till you have the taste you are looking for. I change it up most times and play around with the portion sizes. This salt tends to last longer then the other method (no grease)

Step 7: Enjoy

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lynda.kennedy.758 (author)2014-07-30

I got a sample at a bar b q festival. I used it on almost everything. Awesome!

bone2001 (author)2013-09-14


pyrotheblazehog (author)2013-08-22

Ps. Nice instructable

pyrotheblazehog (author)2013-08-22

And yes it would be EPIC on popcorn

pyrotheblazehog (author)2013-08-22

Mmmmmm bacon

mrs.mcleod (author)2013-04-11

I bet it would be great on popcorn.

scooter76 (author)mrs.mcleod2013-04-11

Such a good idea. Making some now. Thanks

beetleman (author)2013-03-29

cool idea.

scooter76 (author)beetleman2013-03-29


Kaiven (author)2013-03-28

That's actually really neat. I would love to try this sometime, but I can't taste salt (even though I like the taste of it, strange I know). I might just make bacon powder though and put it on everything!

beetleman (author)Kaiven2013-03-29

That's too bad about tasting salt. Pure bacon bits are just as good, actually, anything with bacon is good.

scooter76 (author)beetleman2013-03-29

Bacon on everything!!!

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