Juicy, smokey delicious bacon. Add sausage – the bacon bomb is born.
I often find myself searching for ideas and interesting topics when I can’t sleep at night. This particular night – my insomnia actually worked in my favor. I love bacon. Plain and simple. So, any recipe that combines bacon with, well, anything – is okay in my book. I decided to try my very own bacon bomb, and was psyched at the outcome. This concoction seriously rivals any other bacon based recipe I’ve tried. I wanted to share the goodness, so we can all
have clogged arteries together enjoy this together.
– 1-2lbs of bacon (avoid the thick stuff – it doesn’t cook as well)
– 1-2lbs of Pork Sausage. (Breakfast type sausage – any temp will do)
-2-3 tbsp BBQ rub (amount may vary based on your preference)
– BBQ sauce
Things you will need:
– Parchment paper
– Plastic wrap
– Gallon size ziploc bag
– Rolling pin (or your hand…we’re not picky)
– Wood chips (if you are smoking it – and you should be smoking it!)
Place both of your sausage chunks into a plastic bag.
Leave a little corner of the bag open, then roll the sausage chunks into a flat, even surface. Make sure the whole square of sausage is even and the same thickness.
To begin the bacon weave, lay out a large piece of parchment paper – large enough to hold the entire weave. Lay out the horizontal strips, then weave your vertical strips through. Once complete, you can adjust the weave to ensure the cross sections are nice and tight.
Once finished, your weave should look similar to this. Sprinkle some BBQ rub (homemade is the best!) on the weave – be generous!
Take some left over bacon and cut it in to pieces and cook until done. Cook the bacon until it is almost done – it will finish cooking inside the bomb.
Here’s the tricky part – the goal is cut the top half of the bag completely off, exposing the full square of sausage. This will leave the other half of the bag to help with picking it up and flipping it on to the bacon weave. Add your desired topping to the sausage. (Head’s up – next time I plan to use more toppings, however, this still rocked!)
Let’s roll this bomb! Start at one end of the sausage and start pulling it up and leave the bacon down on the paper. The more toppings you add, the harder it will be to roll – so remember that when loading it up your toppings. As you roll make sure to push the ends in and push together any seams. Once you get to the end, close the seam buy smoothing it into the roll.
Place your sausage roll (seam side down!) on to the bacon weave. Take the bacon weave and start to attach it to the sausage roll so it sticks. Slowly keep rolling the bomb, pushing in the sides of the sausage as you go.
You wanna make sure to keep the sides covered with the bacon weave. The good thing about bacon is that it does stretch so go ahead and make sure the bacon is covering everything.
This is what it should look like. Nice tight weave and no sausage showing.
Sprinkle some more BBQ rub on the bomb and get the smoker ready! I cooked mine at 250 degrees with a steady smoke of apple and hickory, but any will do.
Place the bomb seam side down on the smoker grate. I also put a foil covered pan on the grate below the bomb to catch the grease and to stop flare ups.
After the bomb has been on the smoker for about an hour you can start to baste the bomb with your favorite BBQ sauce. Look for a center temp of at least 160 degrees. I used a BBQ probe to test the bomb. It took about 2 hours to get to the correct temp. You can baste the bomb with the sauce every 15-20 minutes. Caution – opening the smoker door often, will increase your cook time.
Drum roll, please…
Looks amazing right? Let the bomb rest for about 15 minutes so it will cool off. It will be the longest 15 minutes of your life!
Slice it into 1/4 to 1/2 inch sections, or even make it into a slider.
The next morning I cut a section and pan fried it and had it with some eggs. It was just as amazing as the night before.
…and then I had a heart attack. Just kidding!
I hope that you have enjoyed this post learning how to make your very own bacon bomb! Leave a comment letting me know how yours turns out!