Schmacon is Beef’s Answer to a Healthier Bacon
Schmacon is smoked uncured whole muscle beef slices that give you a bigger, bolder bacon option at breakfast or anytime you crave bacon. If you crave this taste of bacon, especially at breakfast but you don’t like all the added salt, nitrates, nitrites, or fat that pork bacon brings to the table, now you have a beef alternative. This product fries up like bacon but in about half the time it takes regular bacon to cook up. I found that it crisps up pretty good when you fry it and it actually looks like fried bacon.
When I first smelled the product out of the package it smelled a little like fresh pastrami. However once it cooked it smelled and tasted a lot like bacon. I liked that it cooked up with less grease splatter than pork bacon and you end up with more meat on your plate after cooking than you do with pork bacon. Probably because Schmacon bacon is thin slices of trimmed beef with just a bit of fat for flavor.
This product does have a different consistency than pork bacon also probably because of less fat than pork bacon. Each slice only contains 45 calories and only 12 of those are from fat. This product may take a tad of mind bending if you are expecting typical bacon but it’s well worth it if your’re looking for a healthier alternative for breakfast meat or bacon substitute. It really is the new revolution in bacon.
Award Winning Flavor – Schmacon was the recipient of the 2014 Food and Beverage Innovation Awards (FABI) of the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show.
Substituting this product for bacon is easy. Just use it in place of bacon in most recipes. Here are a couple of recipes I made substituting Schmacon for bacon.
Schmacon Wrapped Asparagus
Makes 4 servings
12 medium fresh asparagus, washed & trimmed
4 slices Schmacon
Spray a cooking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
Wrap a slice of Schmacon around 3 asparagus tucking ends under asparagus to hold them in place. Place asparagus bundles on the cooking sheet. Repeat using the rest of the asparagus placing each bundle a few inches apart.
Place cooking sheet in 350 degree oven and cook for 15-20 minutes or until asparagus is crisp tender and the Schmacon crisps.
SLT Pasta Salad
Makes 4-6 servings
10 slices Schmacon, cooked until crisp and chopped in small pieces
1 (8 oz) package farfalle (bow tie) pasta, cooked according to package directions
4 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
8 oz package fresh grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
In a large bowl toss all ingredients until mixed thoroughly. Toss with enough Buttermilk Ranch Dressing to coat the salad.
Plate into individual salad bowls and serve.
1 envelope Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
1 cup mayonnaise
I cup buttermilk
Mix according to package directions. Chill in refrigerator for about an hour to thicken.
The next time you need the smoky sweetness of bacon, try Schmacon for a healthier, all natural option.
**Full Disclosure: I received product and/or cash in exchange for my review. All opinions in this post are totally mine.