I bought beef bacon from a smokehouse for $6.20 per pound. I was so disappointed, that I decided to make my own. I used a beef navel that I got from a local butcher, and used Walton’s “Excalibur Bacon Rub Cure”. I followed the directions for this product. The end result is unbelievable! Some of the best bacon I have eaten. If I did not tell you that it was beef bacon, you wouldn’t know that it wasn’t pork. I am making beef bacon to cut down on pork. Could not be happier.!!