There are different types of bacon and it’ll take different hours for cooking different types. For example, the raw turkey bacon will take around 3.5-4 hours on high and 6-7 hours on low. Again, the peameal bacon will require around 3.5 hours (combined). However, for bacon and beans, the time requirement is higher. On low, it’ll take 8-9 hours, and on high, it’ll take 4-5 hours.
If you’re still confused and willing to know the recipe, the whole article is waiting for you, Just keep on reading till the end.
How Long to Cook Different Types of Bacon in a Crock Pot?
A quick overview chart is given below. Have a look, and you’ll understand how long to cook bacon in a crockpot.
|Raw Bacon||3.5-4 Hours||6-7 Hours||–|
|Peameal Bacon||–||–||30 Minutes on High + 3 hours on Low|
|Bacon and beans||4-5 Hours||8-9 hours||–|
Now it’s time to dive into the recipe segments. So, let’s dig in.
How to Cook Raw Bacon in a Crock Pot?
There is a common question among almost every crock pot user. The question is “is it possible to cook bacon in a crock pot?”. Don’t worry, whether it’s beef or turkey bacon, it is possible, and I’ll show you how to cook it.
If you cook turkey bacon in a crock pot, the outside of the bacon will be crispy, and the inside will be so delicious.
Preparation Before Cooking
You will need just 8 strips of thick-sliced bacon. You can use cured, uncured, smoked, unsmoked, or any kind of bacon for this easy recipe.
Use a sharp knife to cut down the meat in half and then cut them into thick slices. Thicker slices will hold up best in the crock-pot.
NB: As you’ll be cooking on high it’ll take 3.5-4 Hours to cook it.
Equipment you’ll need to cook bacon in a crock pot
Firstly you will need a crock pot to cook in. Then kitchen scissors or a sharp knife and a cutting for cutting the bacon. You’ll also need Tongs and Paper towels to rearrange the bacon strips in the crock pot and drain the cooked bacon. Unprinted, food-safe paper towels are the best for this.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Cooking Bacon in a Crock Pot
Below, I’ll provide an easy step-by-step guide. So, read on.
Step 1: Pre-Heating and Placing the Bacon
Preheat the cooker high for at least 15 minutes. Place the bacon strips in the cooker. Place the bacon and let the cooker cook the bacon.
Step 2; Rearranging the Bacon
Remove the lid after 1 hour and rearrange the bacon strips. Use your tongs to move the undercooked slices to the bottom and cooked strips to the top.
Step 3: Taking Care of the Undercooked or Overcooked Strips
Now place the lid again and do the same thing again in one hour. Move the least-cooked strips to the bottom when they start to brown. If any strips cook fast then move them from the cooker and drain them.
Step 4: Post-Cooking Preparation
After cooking the bacon, you can add some spices or masalas for flavor. You can add black pepper for pepper bacon or red pepper flakes for spicy bacon.
Tips: Each and every bacon are different that’s why the cooking time will be different for each bacon. The time will depend on the temperature and the bacon meat.
Now serve it as you want and enjoy. For tips, cut the strips in half to get the best result.
Besides, you may read this article: Can you keep mac and cheese warm in a slow cooker? [With Process]
How to Cook Peameal Bacon in a Crock Pot?
If you are interested in peameal bacon then the below steps are for you.
- Fill half of the cooker with water and turn the cooker on high.
- Then turn on the cooker and put the peameal bacon in the cooker.
- After 30 minutes, turn the slow cooker low and cook for 3 hours more.
- After cooking, put the bacon away from the cooker and put it on a table for cooling down. Once the bacon cools down, chop it into thin slices.
Bonus Recipe: BACON AND BEANS
Bacon and Beans are a great food to try in November. It is a very delicious dish, and everybody should try it. If you want to make it in a slow cooker then I will help you in step by step.
- 1 bag Bacon & Beans (Any good brand)
- Bacon strips: 1 lb 1/4
- 8 cups water
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 medium white onion, diced
- salt & pepper to taste
- Rinse the beans and remove all the debris.
- Chop the onions.
- Cook the bacon and cut it into ¼ pieces.
- Combine bacon, beans, garlic, onion, flavor packet, and water in a large bowl. Shake until packet contents are dissolved.
- Cook it in a 4-6 quart crock pot for 4-5 hours if the temperature is high and if it’s low then cook for 8-9 hours. I prefer removing the lid for the last 30 minutes to get a thicker consistency.
Before I go to the verdict another article suggestion for you – how long should you cook neckbones in crockpot on high.
Hopefully, you may not have any confusion about the time required for cooking bacon in a crock pot. Now if you have learned how you can cook bacon in a slow cooker then invite your family or friends and enjoy bacon with them. Good luck with your cooking.