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Bacon Explosion Recipe

Bacon explosion


Makes: 1 roll
  • 2 pounds bacon, thick sliced
  • 2 pounds sausage (italian, breakfast, sage. Whichever you prefer)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (finely shredded)
  • 2 whole green onions (thinly sliced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 jar barbecue rub (your favorite brand)
  • 1 bottle barbecue sauce (your favorite brand)

Preparation method

Prep: 20 mins | Cook: 2 hours

  1. Bacon Explosion step photo 1   Take 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of the bacon and do a basketweave/lattice of bacon like the picture shown. Sprinkle the weave with some of the barbecue rub. Cook the remaining bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan and reserve the cooked bacon for the filling.
  2. Bacon Explosion step photo 2  On a cutting board, roll out the sausage to the same size as the weave. I use a gallon ziploc bag and leave the top open a bit so the air can escape. It makes a perfect square that will fit on your bacon weave. Cut the plastic bag away from the sausage and discard the bag. Place the sausage square on top of the weave.
  3. Bacon Explosion step photo 3  Sprinkle the crumbled cooked bacon, the cheddar cheese, garlic and the green onions over the sausage. Pour some of the barbecue sauce on top of the filling and sprinkle with more of the rub.
  4. Bacon Explosion step photo 4  Roll up the sausage in the bacon weave into a tight roll.
  5. Bacon Explosion step photo 5  Place the roll in the smoker for approx. 2 hours (give or take, depends on your heat source) or until the internal temperature reads 165 degrees F. During the last 20 – 30 minutes, baste the roll with the remaining barbecue sauce.
  6. Bacon Explosion step photo 6  When the roll comes out of the smoker, let it rest for 30 minutes before slicing. Serve on freshly baked biscuits.
Tip:  For crispier bacon on the roll, when you remove it from the smoker, place the roll in the broiler for approx. 5 minutes to crisp up the outside then baste with the barbecue sauce.

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