Ok, we’ve all seen the pictures and websites. Last weekend, I actually did one.
It was indescribably good. It actually got the one vegetarian at my party to break her meatless vow (five years, baby). She’s good people, by the way, even if she doesn’t ever eat rarely, if ever, eats meat.
I described it as eating a meat omelet without that egg crap getting in the way.
Enjoy. I did.
I chose my local store’s thick cut bacon. The 10 or so slices was just under a pound and a quarter. I used some Crazy Jane’s as the spice here.
The sausage was the store’s fresh ground country mixed with the ground Italian sausage (spicy). I put some dehydrated onions on it (I didn’t have any onions around the house and it was 14 degrees out, so I didn’t want to go back out again). I put some of my homemade mustard based sauce in the middle.
Fry this bacon as crispy as you can. It’ll soak up plenty of sausage juice. As you might notice, I only got about half of it really crispy.
I used a combination of Butt Rub and Two Brothers on the outside. Because of the cold, I didn’t drag my smoker out. I instead used the soaked chips in foil over the burner of my grill method. My apologies to you purists. It was just right after about two hours on medium heat, with one burner turned on and the meat on the other side. Of course, if it is warmer than 14 degrees, you probably can adjust the time and distance from the fire.
This is what you get:
I strategically caught the drippings, with plans to make gravy. After I took it off the grill, it was gone in about 7 minutes. We then proceeded to sop the drippings with loaf bread. No gravy, but we were all satisfied.
I’ve never been prouder of my Midwestern friends.