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The Instacart guide to sliced bacon products

About sliced bacon

While many pork products are defined as from a particular cut off meat, you'll find sliced bacon products from various parts of a pig. You can get bacon from any part of a pig that has a high fat, including the back, belly, and sides. In the United States, bacon cut from the pork belly is most common and known as streaky bacon or side bacon.

Pork meat sold as bacon first must go through the curing process. In addition to regular sliced bacon, which is typically sliced around 1/16 of an inch thick, a variety of products exist.

At around 1/8 of an inch thick, thick-cut bacon is simply bacon that is twice as thick as regular bacon. That makes thick-cut bacon more meaty but less crisp. Thick-cut bacon is well-suited to your favorite BLT sandwich.

Center-cut bacon comes from the middle of a pork belly. This section is close to the bone and less fatty than other meat used for bacon. Center-cut bacon tends to be the highest quality bacon, and it's also usually sliced uniformly. Center-cut bacon is ideal for recipes when you don't want a lot of fat, such as when you're wrapping other foods like scallops or asparagus with bacon.

Hardwood smoked bacon is bacon genuinely smoked in the traditional method: with smoldering hardwood chips. This type of product can also be labeled as naturally smoked bacon. Different types of wood can be used to create subtly different flavors, and the product may list that information.

You can also purchase precooked bacon if you want to save cooking and cleanup time. Precooked bacon is cooked before packaging. Keep in mind that you won't get bacon grease to use for frying or additional flavor if you go with a precooked product. 

Sliced Bacon Near Me

Buy your favorite sliced bacon online with Instacart. Order sliced bacon from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

FAQs About Sliced Bacon

In addition to offering the perfect breakfast or brunch side on its own, sliced bacon offers a range of possibilities for use in your favorite recipes. Layer sliced bacon on a sandwich with apple and brie, or use it in a club sandwich with turkey, avocado, sliced hard-boiled egg, and romaine lettuce. Use sliced bacon to wrap scallops or dates, or layer on pizza or a burger. Sliced bacon does it all.

Center-cut bacon comes from the middle portion of a pork belly. Uncooked center-cut bacon has at least 25% less fat than regular bacon — it's essentially regular bacon without bacon's fatty ends. If you don't have center-cut bacon on hand and want to cut down on fat, you can just cut the fatty ends off regular sliced bacon. Otherwise, opt for regular bacon to take advantage of the extra fat flavors for recipes such as soups, stews, or sauteing onions.

Crispy, tasty bacon makes a delicious addition to everything from weekend breakfasts to casual lunchtime sandwiches to fun dinner parties, so having a simple option when it's time to shop for sliced bacon will make your days much easier. You can have your favorite sliced bacon products delivered in as little as 2 hours when you shop via Instacart! Save time and order sliced bacon on Instacart today!
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