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Bacon Explosion

I'm always on the lookout for healthy and nutritious snacks, especially when big events like the Super Bowl come around, so when I saw the "Bacon Explosion" on the morning news the other day, I knew I had to try it. Any recipe that begins with "weave a mat of bacon strips" has GOT to be good.


This one had 14 strips of bacon woven together. Then we flattened a pound of pork sausage, covered that with Chipotle Tabasco, Cayenne powder, barbecue sauce, shredded Pepper Jack cheese, diced fresh jalapenos, and two more strips of bacon and rolled it into a log and wrapped that with the bacon mat. We then basted it with some more barbecue sauce, and baked for three hours at 250F.


It was pretty tasty.


(If you happen to be my doctor or a close friend who just underwent heart bypass surgery, then I'm just kidding, we didn't actually eat it.)

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Taken on February 1, 2009