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The last time I made this was 2009 and we will be doing one again in the near future for the big game. This is a party sized appetizer of enormous proportions – deliciously decadent…Absolutely this is one of my all time favorites from the grill…
4 lbs sausage (3 regular 1 hot)
2 lbs bacon
3-5 jalapeños (cored membrane removed and sliced in half)
2 tablespoons Smoky Mountain Smokers Spicy BBQ Rub
5 tbsp garlic tobasco sauce
5 green onions chopped
2 packages cream cheese
4 tbsp 3eyz BBQ rub
3/4 c Strodes Cherry BBQ sauce
5 tbsp garlic powder
3 tbsp onion powder
2 tbsp Chipotle powder
Mix all the filling ingredients together in a bowl and set aside in a piping bag with large nozzle.
Lay 3 feet of saran wrap on kitchen counter
Spread out sausage (no casings) on the plastic wrap evenly spreading the mixture to approx 1/2″ thick and forming a rectangular shape that is 21/2 feet long.
place the jalapeños in a line down the center of the sausage mixture
Pipe the cheese mixture onto the jalapeños going the entire length of the sausage.
Using the plastic wrap to aid you bring the sides of the sausage mixture up and around the jalapeños and cheese forming a cylindrical tube.
Place on a large tray and chill in fridge or if room allows the freezer for 30 minutes.
Lay 3 feet of saran wrap on the counter. Arrange the strips of bacon to slightly overlap each other. Depending on the thickness of your bacon you will need between 2 – 3 lbs of bacon . (Please see picture above)
Remove the sausage from the fridge. Roll the sausage out of the saran wrap onto the bacon layers.
Bring the pieces of the bacon at the ends up first then continue to bring the bacon slices up onto the sausage until fully enclosed in bacon.
Sprinkle the entire fatty with the Smoky Mountain Smokers Spicy BBQ rub.
Prepare your grill for indirect cooking medium heat (275-300F).
******* Big Caution here… its a LOT of bacon. Bacon grease fires are serious business. Ensure your grill if using charcoal or propane or gas – utilizes a pan (with about 2 inches of water) under the fatty to capture the bacon grease. Always be prepared with a fire extinguisher and baking soda in case of a grease fire. Stay put and stay close. YOu don’t ever want to be far from a grill that has bacon on it. *******
Place the fatty on your grill in a horseshoe shape. BBQ your fatty until the internal temperature in many locations when probed reaches 165F (approx 2-3hours) and the bacon is crsipy. Glaze in the last few moments of cooking with the Strodes Cherry BBQ sauce. Remove from heat and rest at least 15 minutes. Slice and serve with additional BBQ sauce and hot sauces.
LOL so this is how it rolls. I was at the Home Hardware Trade show this past Sunday Monday and Tuesday. I love doing this show. Its loads of fun and hardwork rolled into one. It was a bit quieter on one of the afternoons and so a friend (Mark Bianco) of mine from another booth popped over with some chocolate. I just happened to have a pound of bacon and a great assortment of Traegers to work on !!!!!
So this is where it all began. With generous donations from the folks at the Cadbury booth & Hershey’s (thanks very much Phil and Aaron) we got started on this program.
The day before we had done a preliminary run and I took things to a whole new level the following day tweaking our procedure.
Heres some pictures of how we got them done. They were wrapped in 3 layers of bacon in total. In the experiment we found that 3 types of chocolate (we tried all total 6 different types) came out on top for sure. Our favorite choices for bacon wrapped chocolate bars would be Crispy Crunch, it was awesome – seriously awesome. I was thrilled. For sure. Then came the Hershey’smilk chocolate bars. I stacked 4 of them together. It worked really well. But them the ultimate completely ultimate bacon and eggs occurred. I took the Cadbury creme eggs and wrapped them in bacon. Oh My GOODNESS!!!!!!!
Seriously insanely good. The gooey center combined with the chocolate covering topped with the bacon was just out of this world. I know this has been done by baking before but never has it been done on a BBQ!! The BBQ Crisps up the bacon so wonderfully and the light smoke flavor is just the icing on the cake. Wow.
Pictures of all these bacon goodness and chocolate adventures:
Please note the first 15-20 minutes the tray was on the grill then we removed them from the tray and put them directly on the grill. I would suggest if you do it use frozen chocolate bars or eggs to start. WE had the traegers at 225F and used Hickory pellets.
Also I would like to say the very first person to ever eat this creation was none other than Mike Holmes from Holmes on Homes. LOL now that was funny.