November 9th, 2011 by donuts4dinner

WARNING: If you don’t like appalling displays of meatiness, you’ll want to stop here. Otherwise, strap on your drooling bib and get ready to catch the drips.

Profiled by The New York Times and reviled by lovers of heart health everywhere, the Bacon Explosion is one part bacon, one part sausage, and all parts belly-busting. My co-worker Adam has been talking about it basically since the day he started at our company years ago; in fact, he probably mentioned his desire to concoct one and bring it into the office to share in order to get hired.

In the throngs of grilling season, he finally made good on his word and brought us two ludicrous four-pound logs of meat, all covered in Sweet Baby Ray’s best BBQ sauce. It was crumbled bacon wrapped in sausage latticed in bacon, and the sound of our “mmm”-ing and “ohmygod”-ing in the lunchroom was deafening.

Bacon Explosion

The myth. The legend. The meat.

Bacon Explosion

The man of the hour. He’s a low-carb dieter, so this was actually not too off-plan for him. Well, except for the 5000 calories and 500 grams of fat the Times accords it.

Bacon Explosion

It was sausagey and

Bacon Explosion

bacony at the same time

Bacon Explosion

and can really only be described with one word, used with its true meaning in mind:

Bacon Explosion


It was awash in sweetness and spiciness, chewiness and crispiness, meatiness and meatiness. It wasn’t what you’d call a balanced dish; there was nothing to cut the fat, as they say, nothing bright nor fresh about it. It was pure richness, and when combined with Popeye’s biscuits, it was like a holy trinity.

Bacon Explosion

We all took the biggest slice we felt comfortable keeping our other co-workers from, thinking we’d come back later for seconds and thirds, but most of us pooped out even before the first round was over. This thing was filling. For mind, body, and soul.

5 Responses  
  • Kim writes:
    November 9th, 20115:54 pmat

    Holy crap.

  • Lori Young writes:
    November 9th, 20116:51 pmat

    Oh man. That looks absolutely fabulous to this bacon lover. I’ll be making one of my very own and possibly sharing it with the hub. BACON.

  • The Pretender writes:
    November 10th, 201112:23 amat

    It might actually have tasted good, but in terms of sheer calorific horror, nothing beats Epic Meal Time (google/youtube it if you don’t know)

  • diana writes:
    November 11th, 201111:02 amat

    i need to try this!!!

  • Mrs. Bachelor Girl writes:
    November 16th, 201112:55 amat

    Pairing those things with Popeye’s biscuits?

    Sheer brilliance.

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