Canadian bacon is the American term for a lean smoked, pre-cooked pork loin very similar to ham but leaner. The meat is typically sold in pre-cut slices.
In Canada this product is referred to as Back Bacon and comes from the same cut as the pork chop which can include some of the pork belly. The American version is all lean pork only and always pre-cooked. In Canada the back bacon can be found smoked or unsmoked and may or may not be pre-cooked.
American Canadian bacon can be pan fried, baked, grilled or served cold for sandwiches and salads.
metric conversions →