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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Bacon Explosion - Cooking With KC

   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.


Then he adds some rub, followed by ground pork, BBQ sauce and crumbled bacon.


Then he rolls up the ground pork and rolls the bacon around it.


Then the masterpiece is ready to hit the grill.


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!











22 comments:

  1. KC was so happy at the grill that he forgot to rub it in the he and Kristie beat Pops and me at the bag game. It was fun! I really enjoyed the flavor of the pork. Hickory smoke is one of my favorites. I feel bad for the neighbors who smelled the goodness and didn't get any of it.

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    1. It was really good! I am glad he got it mostly done before the rain started. Everything he made was really tasty!

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  2. OMG, your Bacon Explosion would be a conversation piece for sure at any event. Looks delicious! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. It is pretty amazing! My brother is an excellent cook. Thank you so much for hosting, see you next week!

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  3. That looks amazing! I can't wait to try to make it myself.

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    1. It is so good! I hope you love it as much as we do!

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  4. Oh my, this sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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    1. It is a treat every time he makes it for us!

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  5. OMG amazing !!!! So getting my hubby to-do this asap. #homemattersparty

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  6. Taht looks incredibly amazing!! I bet it's so delicious!

    Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Monday!

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  7. Oh wow this sure is a bacon explosion! Looks great! :-) Thank you so much for sharing this on Making Memories Mondays! Hope to see you back Sun night 9PM EST! :-)
    Cathy

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow night... and happy Mother's Day!

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

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

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  9. Yum! Bacon! You can never have too much!! lol!! Thanks for Sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Love your stuff!! Pinned

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    1. 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!

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

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

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  11. 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!

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