Chilebrown at home

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Let the show begin, in the Bacon Theater. Beef Bacon from Gartners is on stage today. Gartners is located in Portland Oregon. It is full service Meat Market. The market is huge. There is a whole drove of people working the counter. They have some sort of meat product for everyone. They even have bones for your dog. That is if your dog is part Wooly Mammoth. This hunk of cured beef is some of the last, of my stash from the Meat Haul. The Meat Haul from the “Ultimate Meat Adventure” held last summer. It is almost time to start planning a new Meat Adventure to replenish the Chilebrown Ice Cave.

I am going to start out with the texture. I have cooked it to several different degrees of doneness. Every way I cook it, it turns out tough and chewy. I think Jerky should be tough and chewy. The salt level is present, but not overpowering. The meat to fat ratio is good. I taste or smell no smoke. There is a pronounced beef flavor. This may be the problem. I think bacon should have a pork flavor. I am going to have to give this bacon an overall score of 2 stars out of 5. This has been the lowest score in the ‘Revue’ so far. It is not a great representation of the Gartners Meats. Next up,will be Gartners Sugar Bacon.

Rating: 2 stars out of 5
Cost: 4.98/pound
Where: Gartners Meats 7450 N.E. Killingsworth Portland, Or. 97218
503 252-7801
Wooly Mamoth Dog Bones


meathenge said...

Dog bones? Dang, that musta been one hugeass dog.

And, I didn't think much of the beef bacon either. I don't believe it should be using the name bacon in there, ain't fair.


cookiecrumb said...

In other words, it failed to be bacon.
No stars.

Chilebrown said...

Hi Cookiecrumb, I looked for the definition of bacon. Most resources say it has to be a cut of Pork. Wikipedia's definition is,(Bacon is a cut of meat taken from a pig, or other animal, which is usually smoked or cured.)If you read further it says that if you use another animal it will only RESEMBLE bacon.
What I am trying to say is, I agree with you. BUT, It did taste good. It was chewy and tough but actually pleasant in a beefy kinda of way. That is why I gave it two stars.

Chilebrown said...

Hey Rev.
If you double click the Bacon Picture, You can see the Pride of The Chilebrown Knife Arsenal. Kramer baby!!!