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Bacon Explosion – Cooking With KC

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   My brother K.C. decided to host family dinner this week.  And boy did he do a good job!!  You may remember the last family dinner he hosted.  We filled ourselves on a crab feast of epic proportions!  He really spoiled us that go around.  This time he knew he had a winner on his hands too.  He made a bacon explosion, which gets rave reviews every time he makes it for us.  We have had it a few ways, but this is his favorite way to make it and we all agree!  This gets to the heart of the matter, bacon on pork on bacon.  How could it not be fabulous?!

First he makes a basket weave of bacon.

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Then he adds some rub, followed by ground pork, BBQ sauce and crumbled bacon.
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Then he rolls up the ground pork and rolls the bacon around it.
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Then the masterpiece is ready to hit the grill.
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He smokes it for a couple of hours, and once it reaches temperature he bastes it in more BBQ sauce!
Doesn’t that look good?!  It is pretty hard to resist!
Bacon Explosion

Ingredients:

2 lbs bacon
2 lbs ground pork
1-2 tsp of your favorite BBQ rub, KC used Blue Hog’s rub
1-2 cups BBQ sauce
  1. Cook a pound of bacon until crisp.  Crumble and set aside.
  2. Basket weave the other pound of bacon.  Sprinkle with rub.
  3. Spread ground pork over bacon and drizzle with a couple of tablespoons of BBQ sauce.
  4. Spread crumbled bacon over the ground pork.  Roll ground pork and cooked bacon into a tight roll.  Then roll the basket weaved bacon over the ground pork roll.  
  5. Place in low smoker for a couple of hours, or until it reaches 160 F.  Or you could grill it over indirect heat if you don’t want to worry about smoking it.  KC. used his gas grill as a smoker. 
  6. Once the bacon explosion reaches temperature, spread remaining BBQ sauce over it and cook until warm and yummy.  
  7. Let rest for a few minutes, then slice and serve!
KC also grilled some corn on the cob and bacon wrapped deer loin for dinner.  MiMi made some pasta salad and a cheese and sausage tray for appetizers.  I was in charge of dessert, so I made grilled doughnut shortcakes.  We all went home plenty full!
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Thursday 14th of July 2016

This recipe is from before I met you and your blog, I am so glad it was featured on Carole's Chatter! My husband has recently taken up smoking meats. I am sure if I helped him assemble this he would be as excited as I am to try it!

Carlee

Thursday 14th of July 2016

You guys are going to looooove it! My brother made a turkey version for our poultry cookoff and it was an easy winner.

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Tuesday 18th of August 2015

Now THIS is my next dinner. It looks so delicious! I can never turn down bacon. And pork wrapped in bacon? Perfection. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

Carlee

Wednesday 19th of August 2015

Bacon does make everything better!

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Saturday 16th of May 2015

This looks so amazing! Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Hope you will joins us again this week.

Carlee

Saturday 16th of May 2015

It is one of our favorites. He doesn't make them super often, but they don't last long when he does!

Carlee

Wednesday 13th of May 2015

This is definitely an "in moderation" food, but it is so good that it is really a special treat when he makes one for us! Thanks for stopping by!

Danielle @ A Sprinkle of Joy

Sunday 10th of May 2015

That is a masterpiece! Wow! Thanks so much for sharing at Idea Box!

Carlee

Sunday 10th of May 2015

It is sooo good! My brother is always making delicious stuff. Thanks for hosting. I hope you are having a wonderful Mother's Day!