I didn’t get a chance to do any BBQing this past weekend, so since my buddy Mike and I were planning on a guy’s night on Monday we figured since neither one of us had attempted “Bacon Explosion Fatties” yet, we we might as well try em’ out. Bacon Explosions, or Fatties, or whatever you want to call them… are basically a roll of ground pork sausage stuffed with whatever you want, then all wrapped up in a bacon-weaved blanket. They are truly the essence of man. Be warned though, these will hit your gut hard and I don’t recommended eating them a lot 🙂 All that said, we tried 4 variations which are listed below.
1) Hawaiian – mild sausage, sweet ham, pineapples and cheese
2) Meat and veggie – mild sausage, red and green bell pepper, sweet onion, garlic, pepperoni and cheese
3) Spicy meat and veggie – same as above but with spicy sausage and jalapenos added
4) Spicy mushroom – spicy sausage, mushrooms, jalapenos, sweet onion and garlic
We cooked them on the Weber One Touch Gold kettle for 2 hours at 275. They probably needed a bit more time, but it was getting late and we were hungry, so we pulled them. The sausage and bacon were done, there was just some of the shredded sharp cheddar cheese we used that wasn’t completely melted in the middle. Next time I plan on cooking closer to 2 1/2 – 3 hrs and will probably cook closer to 300. In the end though, that really didn’t matter at all b/c these beasts were AMAZING!
I’ve included the pics below and also the video we shot of the entire process. Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking!
Preparing the Hawaiian fatty
Preparing the meat and veggie fatty
Preparing the spicy meat and veggie fatty
In this shot, Mike has just closed up the mushroom fatty and beginning to roll it in the bacon weave
This is a shot of Mike rolling the spicy mushroom fatty up with the bacon weave
The 4 Bacon Explosions ready for the kettle!
On the Weber One Touch Gold kettle, setup as an indirect heat cook with some applewood chunks
Here they are right after we pulled them from the grill
Close up cross-section of the meat and veggie fatty
Close up cross-section of the Hawaiian fatty
Close up cross-section of the spicy meat and veggie and Hawaiian fatties