Fortunately, cows also have bellies, and that’s where we get our beef bacon. It is leaner than pork, proven to be almost 90% leaner and a good source of protein. The texture is meatier than your average bacon. You can bake it since it still has all of its yummy fats and juices but putting it on a cookie sheet in a pan with sides’ yields perfect results for sure! It cooks up short and fat instead of long and skinny, but still has a good ratio of soft bits to crunchy, tasty bits!