Okay, here’s the deal. BBQ Addicts in no way endorses the cooking of the Bacon Explosion in the oven. In fact, it kind of ticks us off a bit. It’s like putting ketchup on a steak. It’s like looking at a picture of Niagara Falls and saying you’ve been there. It’s like owning one of those electric bush trimmers and calling it a chainsaw. It’s like…well you get the point. However, with the massive amounts of email from our readers asking how to make it we have to give you the goods. Not everyone has a smoker. If you don’t we recommend getting a stovetop smoker before you do this method. That way you’ll still have the wonderful smoke flavor inside your Bacon Explosion.
(Note: we haven’t done this in the oven, and never will but this one looks good and from all accounts from people at this party, it was tasty.)
Oven based recipe and images from Jeana Cole:
To create the Bacon Explosion in the oven, prepare the recipe following the original instructions. Place a thermometer into the thickest part of the meat. Bake on a rack inside of a roasting pan, to allow the grease to drip. Bake at 375 degrees for one hour or until the internal temperature reads 165 degrees. Your oven-baked Bacon Explosion is mouth-watering and juicy! Enjoy!
An optional step I’d like to add, is to put it in the broiler for 5-10 minutes (that’s a guess) to crisp up the bacon on the outside if it’s not crisp enough for your liking. After you’re done with the oven version…go buy a smoker.
Thanks for your help Jeana!