Monday, February 2, 2009

Blowin' Smoke 005 - Bacon Explosion

The Bacon Explosion is a roll of meaty happiness created by the folks over at BBQ Addicts that was recently made famous by the NY Times. I couldn't think of a better pure protein treat for the Super Bowl, except maybe two of them. In addition to the original Bacon Explosion with bacon and ground sausage, I decided to create the Bacon Cheeseburger Explosion. Behold the woven bacon!

On to the ingredients...
I found that 1.5 lbs of bacon was plenty to create a good weave, with plenty left over for the filling.

1.5 lbs Thick Cut Jalapeno (Bacon Explosion)

1.5 lbs Thick Cut Peppered Bacon (Cheeseburger Explosion)

2 lbs Ground Sausage (Bacon Explosion)

2 lbs 85% Lean Ground Beef (Cheeseburger Explosion)

Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning & Black Pepper

The most fun part of this whole recipe is weaving the bacon. I'm sure most of you have not had the experience, so savor it. A 6x6 weave was the perfect size. Be sure to keep it tight so the filling is fully contained.

Fry the rest of the bacon to be crumbled into the filling.

Season the bacon weave well.

Spread the sausage or ground beef evenly over the bacon weave.

Now spread on the crumbled bacon and douse it in BBQ sauce. Be sure to keep one edge untainted so the roll finishes nicely without the filling spilling out.

For the cheeseburger explosion, I added grated cheese and used a mustard based sauce.

Now carefully roll the meat into a beautiful log, and you're ready for cooking

Smoke it for 2 to 2.5 hours at about 275 degrees.

Remove from heat, let it rest about 10-15 minutes, and slice.

I would have some pictures of the truly artful slices, but my ravenous compatriots tore into the dual explosions so quickly and thoroughly,that I had no time for proper documentation. I can assure you that is was delicious.

- BBQ Snob

1 comment:

Anonymous said...



Each joint is judged on the essence of Texas 'cue...sliced brisket and pork ribs. Sausage is only considered if house made. Sauce is good, but good meat needs no adornment to satisfy. Each review can only be based on specific cuts of meat on that particular day. Finally, if the place fries up catfish or serves a caesar salad, then chances are they aren't paying enough attention to the pits, so we mostly steered clear.