Let’s face it; there is nothing out there that compares to the taste of a crunchy, salty piece of bacon. You can serve it as a main dish, side, or toppings. With so many ways to serve bacon, there are also many ways to prepare it. But can you cook bacon on a Pit Boss pellet grill?
Can You Cook Bacon on a Pit Boss Pellet Grill?
Yes, you can cook bacon on it. And the Pit Boss pellet’s aluminum-looking deflector protects the burn elements from the bacon’s fat that can cause grease fires. That said, pellet grills are still vulnerable to grease fires, but they are not as common as you might think.
With so many ways to make bacon. It’s normal to wonder if you can cook it on a pellet grill. When the bacon fat adds to the risk of flare-ups with other (coal, gas, i.e.) types of grills.
So, if you find yourself wondering this. You can rest assured that Pit Boss Pellet grills almost entirely eliminate the occurrence of flare-ups with the desired bonus of infusing flavor.
How Do Pit Boss Pellet Grills Allow You to Cook Bacon On Them Without Flare-Ups?
Cooking bacon on a coal or gas grill can be problematic due to flare-ups from the bacon’s fatty drippings.
When the bacon’s fat renders down and drips into the heat source, it can cause a sudden burst of flame. Although this can happen with any fatty foods during grilling.
Bacon has a high-fat content that makes this more likely to occur when grilling it. Be sure to read our step-by-step guide on how to cook bacon on a Pit Boss.
However, Pit Boss pellet grills are a different story and really change the playing field for grilling or smoking your bacon with the comfort of knowing flare-ups are unlikely to happen.
Pit Boss Grills have a protective shield between the heat source and what’s being cooked. Effectively preventing flare-ups from occurring by redirecting the fat drippings.
How Do You Cook Bacon On a Pit Boss Pellet Grill?
There are several different ways to cook bacon on a Pit Boss pellet grill.
A Pit Boss pellet grill lets you both opt to grill or smoke your bacon into a crunchy garnish or enhance it as the star of the dish.
Below are a few ways to prepare and cook bacon on a pellet Boss grill.
Grilling Bacon on a Pit Boss Pellet Grill
If you are still not sure whether you trust the idea of grilling bacon even with a pellet grill’s anti-flareup design.
You might be set at ease knowing the Pit-Boss Grills user manual includes a dish with bacon in it.
The Bacon Basil Shrimp On A Stick recipe they provide has the bacon act like a crunchy, salty exterior wrapped around the shrimp while helping the shrimp retain its succulence from the fat the bacon releases around it as it cooks.
It is as easy as preheating your grill and reducing it to 275-325 degrees Fahrenheit. Until both the shrimp and bacon are thoroughly cooked through. And the bacon reaches the desired crispy exterior.
Both the shrimp and bacon will cook fast, so it is better not to leave it unattended for too long as it requires periodic flipping to prevent the bacon from burning or the shrimp from overcooking.
Smoking Bacon on a Pit Boss Pellet Grill
Smoked bacon is one of the more familiar forms of cooked bacon that people come across, with applewood smoked bacon a popular feature in many menus.
Smoking your bacon on a Pit Boss grill can really bring it to the next level. With an array of wood pellet flavors (like apple, hickory, cherry, mesquite), imparting some extra flavor into your bacon with a pellet Boss grill is made easy.
To smoke bacon in your Pit Boss pellet grill, preheat it to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. As it is preheating, season your bacon however you would like before placing it on the cooking rack.
You can season it simply with just cracked black pepper or get a little adventurous with some coffee and cocoa bacon.
Once you have it seasoned and on the cooling rack, place the rack on top of a baking sheet lined with foil. This will allow for an easy clean-up and further limit drippings from getting to the heat source.
Once it is prepared, place it in the center of the grill, close the lid, and let the magic begin.
If you are cooking a thick cut of bacon, then it will take about forty to forty-five minutes to cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
As it cooks to perfection, halfway through the cooking time you will want to flip the bacon so that you get an even smoke and cook on it.
Candied Bacon on a Pit Boss Pellet Grill
As unlikely a candidate that bacon may seem to be as a candy, its natural saltiness pairs well with sweet flavors. The combination of sweet and salty can drive your tastebuds crazy, with the saltiness enhancing its sweetness when seasoned properly.
Knowing the sweet and salty smoked candied bacon appeal, the Pit Boss site offers a recipe for cooking candied bacon on a pellet Boss grill.
To candy your bacon, marinate it in maple syrup overnight. Preheat your grill to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Once you have your grill preheated, you can line the bacon on the cooking grids and season further by sprinkling brown sugar on them.
This will help it caramelize and get that yummy, candied exterior.
At 225 degrees Fahrenheit, your candied bacon should be ready in an hour. Thirty minutes into the cooking time, you will want to flip the bacon and baste it with more syrup before letting it finish cooking.
Cooking bacon on a Pit Boss pellet grill is simple and there are many ways to prepare it. The likelihood of a flare-up occurring is nearly non-existent. And the various cooking options and approaches to seasoning bacon in a Pit Boss pellet grill are vast.
Whether you are serving it up as candied slices of heaven. Using it as a topping for a juicy burger, or wrapping it around a piece of shrimp. Cooking bacon in your Pit Boss pellet grill opens up endless tasty possibilities.