Change of pace: a recipe
I don't think I've shared a recipe on this blog, but this one is so different and insane that I figured I'd share it. I read about things called bacon quilts and bacon explosions a little over a year ago. My boyfriend was enthralled, so I promised to make one for Superbowl Sunday last year. I thought it was gross, but it was a complete hit. I agreed to make the Bacon Explosion once each year, on Superbowl Sunday.
Warning: if you love pork products, proceed with caution. This recipe may turn you into a junkie in need of a fix. If anyone in your home has any sort of health issues, skip this post completely.
Ingredients (fairly simple)
1 package of your favorite bacon
1 package of your favorite sausage (not the little link kind, the big kind)
garnish (I use peppers, onions, and cheese)
The cook times will vary. You want the inside of this thing to hit 165 degrees. You can cook this on the grill or in a smoker, but I just used my oven on a low setting. If you cook at 250, it will take 2.5 hours. I basted the finished product with a little more barbecue sauce before we took it to a Superbowl party. I also made some biscuits on which to serve the sliced roll.
1. Weave a bacon quit.
2. Cook up a few pieces of bacon and set aside.
3. Spread about a pound of sausage over the quilt with a piece of wax paper between them.
4. Assure your dog that none of this is for him.
5. Spread some BBQ rub over the sausage.
6. Add toppings.
7. Drizzle some BBQ sauce on top.
8. Finish things off with the cooked bacon.
9. Use the wax paper to help you roll the sausage up.
10. Once the sausage roll gets to the end of the bacon quilt, roll the entire thing the other way.
11. Transfer to a foiled lined pan and you're ready to go!
12. Cook on low heat for a few hours, until the middle hits 160-170 degrees.
I'll be back to post about decor stuff tomorrow!