Bacon Explosion Top 2009 Superbowl Recipe

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

An estimated 7.5 million parties take place on Super Bowl Sunday with some 44 million party-goers. If you’re going to be home or entertaining for Superbowl 43 it’s time to plan your big game recipes. You don’t want to be focusing on what you’re going to eat when the Bruce Springsteen halftime show begins. This year, the 2009 Superbowl recipe to top all superbowl recipes includes bacon, lots and lots of bacon. If you ask me, no real Superbowl party should be without it.

Bacon Explosion - Ultimate Barbecue Decadence(photo: Bacon Explosion — 2 pounds thick cut bacon + 2 pounds Italian sausage = a whole lot of yummy!)

You may have already heard of the massive torpedo shaped pork concoction created by Kansas City barbecue addicts Jason Day and Aaron Chronister. Since their BBQ Sausage Recipe of all Recipes went online on December 23, it’s been featured in the New York Times, on the homepage of Yahoo, the homepage of Digg, CNN, and several major news networks.

The Bacon Explosion is already all the rage for this weekend’s Superbowl and it won’t take much to add this ginormous crowd pleaser to your Sunday recipe lineup. Besides a barbecue or oven, here’s what you’ll basically need…

2 pounds thick cut bacon
2 pounds Italian sausage
1 jar of your favorite barbeque sauce
1 jar of your favorite barbeque rub

The preparation is incredible, with strips of bacon first woven together, and then seasoned and covered with a layer of sausage meat. There’s more covering with a crunchy layer of cooked bacon, and a rolling of the whole concoction that can be cooked in a smoker, on a barbecue, or in the oven.

The Bacon Explosion blog has detailed photos and instructions for preparation. Check it out. Take photos if you make your own, and e-mail them to their website, as you may get featured in a future blog post.

What else is on the menu for Superbowl Sunday besides obviously lots of beer? The Sunday standards like hot dogs, hamburgers, chips & guacamole, and spicy hot buffalo chicken wings are all good choices. If you’re not planning on cooking and prefer to order in you may want to dial or order online in advance. Pizza delivery companies like Papa John’s are offering big-game specials like a a $25 XL one topping pizza special that includes 20 wings tossed in your choice of three sauces (like honey chipotle). The Domino’s pizza website features information about ordering early for Sunday’s Super Bowl parties. I wouldn’t wait until kickoff for ordering pizza or any other food delivery for that matter. It’s one of their busiest days of the year.

Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa Bay Florida between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals begins on Sunday, February 1, 2009. The 2009 Superbowl Kick Off Time is scheduled for 6:18 pm Eastern (That’s 3:18 p.m. for those of you on the West Coast) and will be televised on NBC and NBC HD. There should already be plenty of decadent football friendly foods prepared to get you and your guests through past the fourth quarter, so get shopping on Saturday or early Sunday morning. You’ll have plenty of time Sunday afternoon to barbecue up all your Super Bowl favorites including the 2009 Bacon Explosion.

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