Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Texas Iberico Dry Cured Hickory Smoked Bacon

Texas Iberico Dry Cured Hickory Smoked Bacon...$19.99 / 14oz
  • Iberico pork, pasture raised in Texas
  • Hickory smoked
  • Rich, salty country-style bacon
  • From the Trails End Ranch in Comfort, Texas
  • 100% Iberico breed pigs, flown in from Spain
  • Size - 14 oz -  About 10-12 slices per package

From the Hill Country of west Texas comes this rich, flavorful bacon, a marriage of the hearty Spanish breed and wide-open ranchland. The Iberico pork bellies are salted and hickory smoked for a country-style bacon with a meltingly delicious texture and intense smokiness. This isn’t Oscar Mayer bacon! It is smokier, richer and more salty than the bland supermarket version. FOR BEST RESULTS, COOK UNTIL TENDER - NOT CRISPY. A little goes a long way, whether you enjoy a slice with breakfast or crumbled in your favorite recipe.

Our 100% Iberico breed pigs are raised on the Trails End Ranch by Ashly Martin, a third-generation rancher in Comfort, Texas. His property is studded with Texas live oak and mesquite trees, as well as abundant prickly pear cactus. The pigs live their days roaming freely, feasting on acorns, grass, herbs, sweet mesquite beans, prickly pear fruit and any other goodies they can find. Their diet infuses the pork with intense flavor, and plentiful exercise means the meat is marbled with flavorful fat.

A few years ago, a group of purebred Iberico pigs was flown in from Spain. Released on the 1500-acre ranch, the hearty animals thrived in Texas, a similar terrain to the 'dehesa' rangeland of western Spain. Texas live oaks provide plentiful acorns, the Iberico pigs’ favorite food in Spain, and they absolutely devour sweet mesquite beans and prickly pear fruit. Both are full of nutrition and antioxidants and add a uniquely Texan flavor to the pork.

Once they are weaned, all the Texas Iberico® pigs live outside their entire lives, wandering the pasture together with over an acre of rangeland per pig.

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