Grilled Peameal Bacon - not just for breakfast anymore

Peameal bacon is actually back bacon that's been brined and coated in corn meal.

Back bacon is that wonderful cut of meat from a boneless pork loin.

And both terms are usually referred to as "Canadian bacon".

Typically cooked in a frying pan and served for breakfast, peameal bacon is now gaining popularity grilled on the BBQ and served on buns for lunch and dinner.
grilled peameal bacon
This photo shows some peameal that's had a rub applied before grilling.

It's also great with just a little oil, salt and pepper rubbed on before grilling too.

I also use this bacon on our Great Canadian gourmet hamburger recipe.

There is a dry rub recipe below but you may also be interested in using the Cajun Seasoning recipe instead.

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Serves: 2 - 4

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes

Direct Heat: 400F - 450F

Note: try the letting the rub marinate for 3 hours

What you'll need:

  • 1 unsliced Peameal bacon loin (1 - 2 lbs) See photo's below

    For the optional rub:
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary

    Variation: another option is to lightly cover the sliced bacon with a little olive oil, salt and pepper just before it's grilled.


    peameal bacon rub

    Step 1:
    If using the optional rub combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl and set aside.


    sliced peameal bacon

    Step 2:
    Place the peameal pork loin on a cutting board and cut it into 1/2" to 3/4" bacon slices.


    spiced peameal bacon

    Step 3:
    If using the optional rub then cover each slice of peameal bacon with it, cover and refrigerate for 3 hours before grilling.

    Alternatively just cover the peameal slices with a little olive oil, salt and pepper just before grilling.


    peameal bacon on the grill

    Step 4:
    Clean and oil the bbq grates and preheat the grill to 400F to 450F for direct heat cooking.

    When the grill reaches cooking temperature place the bacon slices on the grates and close the lid.

    Check the slices after 5 - 7 minutes and if showing nice grill marks on the bottom flip them over and cook another 5 - 7 minutes.

    When the bacon is cooked remove the slices from the grill and serve them immediately, either on their own or with buns.

    If serving with buns consider cheese slices, tomatoes, lettuce and sauces to go with them.

    Enjoy!

    barbecue peameal bacon



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