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'The Bacon Explosion' Recipe is An Internet Hit

— February 1, 2009 — Lifestyle
'The Bacon Explosion' recipe has squeaked its way into web stardom. A pork lover’s dream and a vegetarian's nightmare, 16,000 sites have linked to the site, and the recipe itself has over 390,000 views.

The recipe was created by Jason Day and Aaron Chronister, members of a competitive Kansas City barbecue team called ‘Burnt Fingers BBQ.’ They developed it in response to a challenge received from a bacon fan that asked, “What would the barbecuers do with bacon?”

Here’s the basics: Multiple strips of bacon are lovingly woven into a greasy mesh, seasoned ground pork sausage is layered onto the sheet, more cooked and crumbled bacon is sprinkled on top, and the whole thing is rolled into a missile-shaped roll of meat. The entrée features 5,000 calories and 500 grams of fat.

I have to admit the grilling pork tubes do look rather attractive there on the barbecue, purely from a foodie perspective. Check out the full recipe and more porktastic images below.