Lets Can Some BACON!




Yes, you can indeed can BACON! Ahem sorry, I obsess a little when it comes to bacon, a basic food group.

First fry up a mess of BACON!  In this case I made 12 pounds of fried bacon.  I bought 36 pounds from Zaycon Foods.com and I needed to preserve it somehow and freezing just wasn't an answer so canning it must be.

Since this is going into Pint jars I cut the bacon in half so it would fit.  This is also the perfect size for bacon sandwiches. Do not over cook the bacon as it will cook a little more as you pressure can it.

Smells so good on the grill!

Drain the grease well.  6 pounds worth of delicious BACON!

Now your ready to pack and can!  Cut strips of parchment paper about 24 inches long and a foot wide.  Place 18 pieces on it, fold top and bottom over and roll.  Stuff it into the jar, put on the lid, and repeat until all the jars are full and your ready to pressure can it.

And into the pressure canner it goes. 75 Min and its done.

On the table and cooling.  7 pints worth for 6 pounds of bacon, minus what I ate while cooking it. Hey you got to test it while you cook it!

Here's a raw packed quart next to a cooked pint. Notice the amount of fat in the jar.  it makes a big difference to cook it first.

You can also make and can your own Bacon bits too.  Just buy bacon ends, chop up fine, and cook out the fat.  Drain well, fill jar, and pressure can it.  Enjoy!



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    7 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    after canning and storage it still looks just like the picture as my wife rolls it up. All it requires is about 15 sec in a micro wave if you want it warmed up. I eat it just from the jar all the time, or I chop it up and put it in salad. It's fully cooked when it's pressure canned. Yes, I eat it all the time. We're on our second batch since I made this.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Now that some time has passed, can you show us some pictures of what it looks like after being removed from the jar? Also, do you have to cook it again before eating?


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Any idea how long they are gonna last (if you don't eat them) before going bad?

    Also what altitude are you as time might need adjusted for canning.

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    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Yoder's canned bacon has a shelf life of 10 years, so it should last a while. I'm at see level.


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    You can preserve most anything by canning. It's actually fairly easy. It took more time to cook the bacon than to pack it into the jars. The pressure canning took 75 min plus beat up time and cool down time, which you don't need to be standing over it while it's doing it's thing. High acid things like tomatoes and pickles as well as sweet things like fruits can be water bathed in 10-15 min and done!