Bacon Explosion

Bacon Explosion
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Make the bacon lattice.

Have you ever wondered what a bacon explosion looks like? Nope, it’s not your visual of the microwave whirring and popping while porky fat emits scents of goodness, permeating your office with pangs of breakfast jealousy. No, I’m talking about giving your love and time in reverence to a most revered animal; the pig.

Italian Pork Sausage
Italian Pork Sausage
Italian Pork Sausage Casings Removed
Italian Pork Sausage Casings Removed

Jade served up this dish in a meatloaf style round of intrigue at our Halloween potluck this year. In a frenzy of drool and curiosity, our geeky office colleagues lined up to devour. His bacon explosion recipe is easy and hands on, just the way you like it.

Enjoy your impending nap!

Rendering Bacon
Render bacon until crispy.
Crispy Bacon
Crispy bacon is ready for mixing into sausage.

Bacon Explosion

By 2012-11-26

  • Prep Time : 30 minutes
  • Cook Time : 45 minutes



On a sheet pan or aluminum foil, weave bacon using 5 x 5 slices (see photo). Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until fat is rendering down and the lean is darkening, but not to the point of crisping up. You want it to remain malleable.

Meanwhile, remove casing from sausage and mix in barbecue sauce, creating one giant patty.

Next, fry remaining six slices of bacon until crisp. Drain from grease on paper towels on separate plate. Crumble the bacon into 1/2 inch pieces once cool enough to touch.

When bacon weave is done, let cool slightly. It should still be flexible. Spread sausage mixture in even layer over the weave. Spread a thin layer of additional barbecue sauce and sprinkle the bacon crumbles over the sausage. Roll it up like a tootsie roll.

Back to the oven at 350 for 45 mins until nicely browned.