Never underestimate the power of bacon — or the Internet.
Two local barbecue-lovin’ guys have found themselves the toast of the bacon world thanks to a recipe calling for just two main ingredients: bacon (two pounds of it) and Italian sausage (two pounds of that). The sausage is wrapped in a basket-weaved blanket of bacon, and for good measure there’s even more bacon inside. Sweet KC-style sauce, too.
Then you smoke it. In a backyard smoker.
Aaron Chronister and Jason Day, who compete in barbecue circles as Burnt Finger BBQ, call this meat missile “Bacon Explosion.” And explode it has: first online (it helps that Chronister is an Internet marketer), then Wednesday on the cover of The New York Times’ food section (headline: “Take Bacon. Add Sausage. Blog”), then online some more.
Anyone doubt that Kansas City is the barbecue capital of the world?
All told, Chronister and Day say the Bacon Explosion recipe on their site, bbqaddicts.com, has attracted 510,000 page views since it was posted just before Christmas; 90,000 alone on Wednesday.
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