Preheat the Traeger to 325F.
When the grill is hot, place the bacon slices immediately on the grate and close the lid. Our Traeger pellet grill can only accommodate about two pounds of Kirkland bacon from Costco, which is our preferred bacon.
There’s no need to turn your bacon if it’s not too thick and your smoker cooks evenly. However, if your pellet grill has hot areas, some slices may need to be turned or finished before others.
My spouse can’t understand why bacon cooked outside keeps my house from smelling like a diner all day. When the house smells like greasy bacon, he thinks it’s fantastic.
Because our Traeger is a bit too big to comfortably take camping or tailgating, we prepare a few batches, stuff the bacon in a ziploc bag, and carry it with us.
Of course, Traeger Smoked Bacon is fantastic on burgers, but pellet smoker bacon is also a tasty complement to camping breakfasts without the mess of bacon grease.
Quick look at this recipe
- Preheat the smoker and grease the grill grates.
- Grill the bacon on the grill grates (without a cast iron pan or sheet tray).
- Smoke the bacon for 20-30 minutes, or until it is done.
- Preheat your Traeger Grills, Pit Boss, or other pellet grill to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. I’ve discovered that this is the greatest temperature for generating crisp, smoky bacon that cooks rapidly. Spray or brush the grill grates with oil at this time to prevent the bacon from sticking while cooking. It will be cooked directly on the smoker grates.
- Prepare the bacon to be smoked. Remove the product from the packaging, and that’s all there is to it! It’s quite straightforward.
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F and smoke the bacon. Place the bacon directly on the greased grill grates and cook for 20-30 minutes, or until it reaches your desired crispiness and internal temperature. (I don’t think you should flip bacon halfway through, but depending on where you put it on the grill, it may cook faster or slower.)
- Remove the bacon and eat it. NOTE It normally cools down in a few minutes and is ready to eat in no time. You can cool it on a cooling rack or a paper towel lined plate, but I don’t find smoked bacon to be very oily because the grease flows off when smoking.
Or use my perfect scrambled eggs recipe to produce a Starbucks-style double smoked bacon breakfast.
On a pellet smoker, how do I cook bacon?
Preheat the smoker to 325F (165C). Pellets made from applewood, hickory, or cherry can be used. Prepare the bacon. Place the bacon slices directly on the smoker and cook for 25-30 minutes, or until they’re crispy to your liking.
On a pellet grill, how long does bacon take to cook?
Place the bacon on the grill directly. Cook for 30 minutes on a pellet grill, or until bacon is cooked to your liking. Please keep an eye on the bacon near the conclusion of the cooking time because it fast goes from done to overdone. Remember that the bacon will harden up as it cools (approximately 1-2 minutes), so don’t overcook it!
How long do you smoke bacon and at what temperature?
Preheat your smoker to 200F and load it with your favorite smoking wood (see above for some good ideas). Add the pork belly to your smoker after it’s up to temperature and just thin blue smoke is visible.
Smoke for 3.54 hours at 200F, or until the internal temperature of your bacon reaches 160F.
An instant read thermometer, such as the Thermapen, is the best way to check this.
How long does it take to smoke bacon at 225 degrees Fahrenheit?
Place the bacon in the smoker and cook it over indirect heat for about 1 hour.
Take it out of the smoker after an hour and flip the bacon slices over to the other side. Make sure the pieces don’t touch each other once more.
For optimal results, remove from the metal racks and place on parchment paper to cool for about 30 minutes before eating. Waiting is difficult if you’re like me, and the number of cooled pieces is smaller than the number of pieces that actually came out of the smoker;-)
Is it possible to smoke store-bought bacon?
Hickory smoked bacon may be made quickly. All you have to do is take an ordinary box of sliced bacon or some sliced bacon from your local butcher home and saturate every square inch with delicious smoke.
Is it possible to smoke bacon in a smoker?
It’s quite simple to smoke bacon. Preheat the smoker to 200F and set the bacon on a cooling rack over a baking pan or directly on the smoker rack. To add even more smoke flavor, smoke for 30 minutes.
Increase the temperature to 400F after 30 minutes and cook until the bacon is done and crispy. It should take about 15 minutes for the bacon to cook straight on the smoker rack and 20 minutes for the bacon to cook on top of the baking sheet.
To ensure that the bacon cooks evenly, I prefer to flip it halfway through the last 15 minutes. Remove it once it’s finished and enjoy!
On a Traeger, what temperature do you cook bacon at?
- Preheat your Traeger Grill to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, as directed by the manufacturer.
- Place thick cut bacon in a single layer on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Preheat the Traeger to 375F and bake for 20 minutes. Close the lid after flipping the bacon.
When it comes to smoking bacon, how long does it take?
It will take about 6 hours for the meat to thoroughly smoke if the temperature of your smoker stays around 165 degrees F.
The goal is to bring your pork to a temperature of 155 degrees Fahrenheit on the inside. Keep the temperature low during this smoke to ensure that the pork is cooked thoroughly and that all of the smokey flavor is imparted without rendering any of the fat in the belly.
Is it necessary to flip bacon on a Traeger?
Traeger, you are correct. Bacon that doesn’t need to be flipped means you’ll never have to flip bacon again. Just don’t lose your cool. Because, yes, using a pellet grill to cook bacon results in deliciously crispy bacon. It allows the fat to flow away, making the bacon less greasy.
You can save the bacon grease and use it in other dishes, or you can throw it away if that’s your preference.
If you don’t have a rack, you can still make our classic Traeger Bacon by cooking it directly on parchment paper.
For more information, please see more information about Cooking bacon on pellet grill