The buzz around the Bacon Explosion has died down a bit since it first became a thing a couple of years ago. I haven’t done one of these in awhile, but with the Daytona 500 coming up I thought I’d dust off this recipe and put it on the menu.
Just as a refresher, here is the process for building your very own Bacon Explosion.
First, create a weave of bacon strips. For this attempt, mine is 5×5.
I brushed lightly with sauce and rub before adding a layer of pork sausage.
In the middle, I snipped some pre-cooked bacon into pieces and added a little BBQ sauce.
Then roll the sausage into a log.
And, roll the weave around around sausage.
I cooked this one indirect at ~275* and hit with a little sauce to finish. Sliced it up and served it hot of the smoker!
I’ve seen variations on this recipe. Drop me a note and let me know how you’ve tweaked this to your liking.