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Bacon Explosion

Traeger Kitchen


Bacon Explosion

Prep Time

25 Minutes

Cook Time

2 Hours

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Double pork piled atop a hash brown haystack & peppered with peppers is hog heaven.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

    Steps

    • 1

      First, lay out your bacon weave in a 5 x 5 pattern. (There are detailed instructions on how to do a bacon weave here) Make sure you construct your bacon explosion on a piece of wax paper or tin foil.
    • 2

      Sprinkle the bacon weave with a little of your BBQ rub. Chop up the remaining pieces of bacon and set aside.
    • 3

      Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter and olive oil together in a large hot skillet and dump in your sliced vegetables, hashbrowns, and your chopped bacon from the previous step.
    • 4

      Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    • 5

      Cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened, hashbrowns are golden brown, and the bacon is cooked through.
    • 6

      Remove from the skillet and set aside.
    • 7

      To prepare the bacon weave, spread the ground sausage directly onto the bacon weave, using the back side of a spoon to evenly distribute. Your sausage layer should be about 1/2 inch thick.
    • 8

      Spoon the hashbrowns, onions, peppers and bacon mixture on top of your sausage.
    • 9

      Lifting up one side of the sausage, roll the sausage around the side and top of the vegetables and press the seams closed on each end.
    • 10

      Using the wax paper or foil, lift the bacon weave up and over the sausage roll. Overlap the bacon weave to create a seam along the bottom and on each end.
    • 11

      When ready to cook, set the Traeger to 180 and let pre-heat. Place the roll seam side down onto the grill grate and smoke for 1 hour.
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      Grill180˚
    • 12

      Increase the temperature to 250 degrees and cook until the internal temperature reads 175 degrees Fahrenheit (takes approximately one additional hour.)
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      Grill250˚
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      Probe175˚
    • 13

      Slice into 1-inch thick wheels and serve with your condiment of choice. We love Traeger's BBQ sauces best. Enjoy!

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