Do not adjust your monitor...yes it's that awesome!!
Vern got a wild hair and decided to do a Six-o de Mayo party and I got to cater it! This was so much fun to make and we made 2 variations from the original recipe found here: http://www.bbqaddicts.com/blog/recipes/bacon-explosion/
Basic Recipe: 2 lbs thick cut bacon, 2 lbs Italian sausage (it can be what ever kind you like, as hot as you like or as mild), BBQ rub, and BBQ sauce (we used Brent's secret sauce!)
Weave a beautiful blanket with 1 pound of thick cut bacon, Cook the other pound, to your taste, this will be crumbled for a layer of goodness. Sprinkle the BBQ rub over the bacon. Make a layer of sausage the same thickness over the blanket, just shy of the edges. Take the crumbled bacon and sprinkle over the sausage layer and smother with BBQ sauce! YUM!
Roll the sausage layer into a tight roll working towards the top of the blanket, leaving the blanket and press the seams closed. Take the blanket from the bottom up and roll over tucking it underneath. I had 2 extra pieces from the 1st pound that I found was good to fold in half and use on the ends as I rolled I tucked them in. It worked very nice. And Smoke that BABY! We also BBQ Grilled it! Both ways turned out wonderful!
Slice and enjoy! There will be a beautiful pinwheel swirl of YUM!!
Variations we came up with:
-2 pounds of 80% hamburger mixed with shredded cheddar cheese!
Makes almost a bacon cheeseburger!
Use 1 pound of regular breakfast sausage, don't worry about making the layer just make it just short of the width of the blanket. Make a well in the center of the sausage and fill with maple syrup! Yes, syrup, seal and roll. Bake in the oven 350 for 45 mins or till done. Slice and serve!
Makes: lots of people happy! If you slice in 1/2 inch rounds it's about 10-12 slices
From: BBQ Addicts modified by Poff's Kitchen!