Oink, oink, baby.

Proving that nothing succeeds like excess, ladies and gentlemen, I present the Bacon Explosion:

… This recipe is the Bacon Explosion, modestly called by its inventors “the BBQ Sausage Recipe of all Recipes.” The instructions for constructing this massive torpedo-shaped amalgamation of two pounds of bacon woven through and around two pounds of sausage and slathered in barbecue sauce first appeared last month on the Web site of a team of Kansas City competition barbecuers.

Here’s what it looks like, all 5,000 calories and 500 grams of fat worth.

Mmmmmm... bacon (photo courtesy Don Ipock for The New York Times)

Mmmmmm... bacon (photo courtesy Don Ipock for The New York Times)

Holy mother of crap.   I better get an invite from the first of you who serves it at an Athens tailgate this year, damn it.


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12 responses to “Oink, oink, baby.

  1. BobbyH

    Also called a ‘FATTY’. They’ve been making them in many configurations for years at the ‘Smoking Meat Forums’. It’s a website about making barbecue and all manner of smoked foods. And yes, they are tasty.


  2. Dog in Fla

    Tasty? Maybe. But from the photo it looks like a cross-section of sausage and bacon contents inside a well-fed stomach.


  3. cookinandsmilin

    I work at a sausage company that also makes smoked meats… I have never heard of this… I have seen bacon woven into many shapes, but not a sausage casing…

    I think that I may make one of these this weekend… Personally, the Italian sausage would be better left to pasta type dishes… I am going to substitute a Mild Fresh Sausage or if feeling frisky, a Fresh Chorizo Sausage…


  4. Sparrow

    cookinandsmilin –

    You work at a sausage company that also makes smoked meats? How would one apply for a job at this Xanadu?


  5. Ally

    You may get an invitation to partake of the bacon coronary Senator, but rest assured you’ll drop dead before entering the gates at Sanford.

    This would be perfect in an anti PETA ad though!


  6. bulldoginexile

    Made it this past weekend. I’ll have pictures up on the blog tomorrow. It is as good as it looks.


  7. keith

    My wife always wonders why I spend time on these web sites. Wait till she sees this. Thing about that is, only a man can truly appreciate such goodness.
    I can’t wait till the next sunny day to sit out and smoke this sucker while downing a few cold ones.


  8. Come to butthead.


  9. cookinandsmilin

    Yes, I work for Xanadu Sausage and Smoked Meats, and one of my “official” responsibilities actually involves me “sampling” the products… EVERY DAY… You would think that it might get old… NOPE…

    My tongue isn’t insured by Sotheby’s like the guy from Edy’s Ice Cream… but if I get a cold, I’m screwed…


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