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Jan 30, 2009 07:02 AM

Some vitamin P (pork) and 5000 calories for the Super Bowl - the bacon explosion

Good Morning America had a segment on on this dish which is pork sausage wrapped in weaved bacon, covered with bbq rub and bbq sauce and put on a smoker. The vitamin P was a comment on the GMA. Pretty funny.

BBQ addicts says

"The other day the guys from contacted me in search for some barbecue bacon recipes. Of course I have plenty of great uses for bacon in a barbecue pit, but the longer I thought about it, the more I wanted to step it up a notch and clog a few arteries for those guys. Behold, BACON EXPLOSION!!!"

Gotta like a site called Bacon Today

The NY Times on the story

Oh ... and to round out the Super Bowl menu, add another 24,375 calories for these dips in the shape of a football stadium

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  1. I do not understand the obsession America seems to have with BBQ sauce. It's like you guys don't like the taste of meat or something! Yuck :P

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    1. re: Soop

      BBQ sauce? The BBQ sauce bothers you about this? Not the 500 grams of fat?

      1. re: rworange

        I didn't read the article - 500g of fat in one meal is quite a lot I agree. I can't see that that much could actually taste nice. Perhaps you could achieve the same thing with some leaner, meatier sausages and trim the bacon.

        bloody link won't work for me.

        Still don't like BBQ sauce tho!

        1. re: Soop

          It might be the server getting too many hits. It worked earlier. The NY Times link has the same info and the link to bbq explosion isn't currently working either.

          The 5000 calories and 500 grams of fat would be if you ate the whole thing.

          Now to consider a low calorie and a vegan version.

          1. re: rworange

            Calorie/fat wise I quite fancy mac n cheese with dry cured bacon.

          2. re: Soop

            Not a fan of ketchup and liquid smoke flavoured barbeque sauce myself. Husband likes SC style (mustard based), I prefer lots of chile garlic sauce on mine, or Texas Pete.

          3. re: rworange

            bbq sauce is the nectar of the gods :)

        2. The calories were severely lest 5000 calories and 500g of fat!

          This is what I found from (substituting in KC Masterpiece for the sauce and the Best BBQ recipe from for the rub, a full bottle of each to serve 24 tiny people, presumably):

          10436 Calories
          669g fat/211g saturated fat
          221737mg sodum
          394g sugar

          Hopefully, none of the partakers are susceptible to gout.

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          1. re: Caralien

            I think it probably depends a lot on how you do the analysis of the sausage and bacon. It's very difficult to get an accurate analysis because the fat content of the raw ingredients is variable (different sausages can be quite different and fat content varies even from strip to strip of bacon), and because it's hard to measure how much fat is rendered in the cooking process, again, even from piece to piece, depending on how it's cooked.

            1. re: Ruth Lafler

              Even with simply 2lbs of bacon and 2lbs of Italian sausage, the total was well over 7000 calories. From what at least one person has mentioned on CH, the inner layer of bacon remained flabby, and any fat would have remained inside the roast. Guessing the average of 100calories for a T of fat, at least 50T (over 3 cups) would have to be dripped off and not absorbed.

              When I eat, I generally don't think about calories anymore. I'd rather not know.

              1. re: Caralien

                I'm not saying that it's not a fat/calorie bomb, only that it's virtually impossible to do an accurate analysis, and thus, analyses may vary widely.

          2. This would be good sliced into 1/2 in. slices and put on a toasted English Muffin w/ mayo and an egg. Woof!

            1. I posted this a few weeks ago. I literally could not believe my eyes when I saw the recipe and pictures!

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              1. re: Catskillgirl

                Thanks. I think there is some problem with Chowhound search but I can't pin it down enough to post a problem report. I did a search prior to posting and came up with nothing. In about the past week or so I'm not finding posts I know I put out there until I put some crazy search criteria in.

              2. Bacon Explosion sounds amazing! My butcher, Antero, at Gramercy Meat Market in Manhattan (Second Ave. betw. 22/23; 212. 481.1114) is making these to order. His sausage is the BEST I have tasted; can't wait to taste his end product.