With the launch of our Bacon Explosion recipe we invited our readers to send us pictures of their family and friends enjoying the Bacon Explosion experience. Little did we know that thousands of you would actually take us up on the offer and flood our inbox with links, photos, movies and stories. Needless to say it’s been quite the task, but we’ve finally sorted through all of the emails, tweets and messages to bring you some of our favorite submissions.
We also had quite a few photographers try their hand at the recipe as well. Here’s the entire construction process captured through the lens of a few different artists.
Now that you’ve worked up a hunger from those photos, it’s time to take a look at a few of the spin off recipes inspired by the Bacon Explosion. If cutting the meat and biscuit separately is too much work for you, then the Bacon Explosion Wellington is exactly what you need. This recipe completely wraps the meat missile in a layer of pastry dough to create a giant hot pocket of pork.
On the other hand, if our original recipe didn’t contain enough bacon for your tastes, then we need to point you in the direction of the Bacon Implosion. In lieu of Italian sausage, our friends over at Bucky McOinkum’s used ground bacon. Yes, you read that correctly…the Bacon Implosion is 100% bacon!!!
For you vegetarians that feel the need to lurk around our meat loving community, you might be interested in checking out the Vegetable Explosion or the infamous Fakin Explosion. Rumor has it that Clint from Smoke In Da Eye had his man card revoked once the Fakin Explosion recipe hit his blog. Don’t worry Clint, I heard Aaron was picking out flowers for his wedding tonight, so you can have his.
One of our favorite videos was when the Houston Chronicle challenged David “SyKoBOZO” Cagle from Major League Eating to consume an entire Bacon Explosion. SyKoBOZO gave a valiant effort, but our inside sources confirmed that his last minute run to the men’s room ultimately resulted in a “reversal of fortune.” JOEY CHESTNUT….if you’re out there listening, you’re next!!!!
Obviously, eating the entire Bacon Explosion in one sitting can’t end well. But if you can do it and walk way unscathed, then kudos to you. Our favorite way of indulging in the meat monster is to invite over a bunch of friends, crack a few cold ones, and watch the big game. Coincidentally, our recipe caught the eye of the media the week before the Super Bowl, so homes all across the world were doing just that. Here’s how a few local Kansas Citians “made friends” with the Bacon Explosion.
So there you have it. As long as you keep sending us your pictures and videos, we’ll continue churning out posts like this. But to make it a little more interesting, we’re issuing you a Bacon Explosion photo challenge. Now that baseball season is in full swing, it’s time to break out those Weber Smokey Joe’s and cook up a Bacon Explosion in the parking lot of your favorite major league stadium. Send us your photos of you and your friends and family enjoying the Bacon Explosion with the stadium in site, and we’ll post them on our site. With a little determination, we’ll be able to hit up every parking lot in the MLB!!! And if you haven’t done so already, be sure to swing by the Bacon Explosion Fan Page on Facebook and publicly declare your love for the pork sword.
– I can’t seem to track down the original creator of some of these pics on Flickr, so if one’s yours contact us and we’ll credit your pic!