Thursday, August 26, 2010


I have been wanting Gary to do a guest post for so long...he is the best cook...a wonderful grill master.  I will warn you though, one of the precursors is that he appeals to the guy in you.  He posted a football favorite, and just in time for the upcoming season.  As you know we are huge college football fans.  This recipe would be great for any college football watch parties including tail gates.  In my opinion it is a heart attack waiting to happen.  But it is tasty!

 So, without further ado...

 Here is my husband, Gary, posting his recipe for the baconator.


1 lb bacon, thick sliced your choice
1 lb hot or mild breakfast sausage
1 cup of grated cheese, your favorite varieties
4 red potatoes, flash boiled and chopped to a 1/4 inch
garlic powder, cumin, black pepper

Braid strips of bacon as you would a pie crust, over under, over under.
spread sausage, flat to cover bacon
sprinkle with cheese and potatoes
add sprinkles of spices as you desire.

Roll length wise and pin with tooth pics or wooden skewers at end and in the middle.

Preheat smoker and smoke for 2 hours at approx. 200-250 degrees, with hickory or mesquite uncovered.  Then pull and let rest for 10 minutes. 

Slice with a sharp knife 1 inch slices and dip in ancho ranch sauce.
see (AR) recipe below.

Up close and personal with a slice of the BACONATOR...yum!

Sauce recipe:

1 cup mayo
1 cup milk
3 tbs ranch seasoning
2 tbs ancho chili spice

A fan favorite to be, a man favorite for sure...signing off, Gary

So there it is....I finally got the guest post I have been promising y'all.  I should have known it would have been for the boys.  After all it is football season!


Kelli said...

I have to pass this onto Rondell...the man loves bacon.

Heather said...

Bacon is a weakness of mine!! This looks yum and a bit complicated seeing as how I can't braid my own hair, ha!! Thanks Gary for sharing this, can't wait to try it!

Emily said...

I think I hear arteries clogging all over the world! haha! It does look yum though.

LeAnna said...

Lord'a mercy, my Hubby would think he'd died and gone to heaven if I made him that.

Anonymous said...

Yummo that looks awesome!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

I can't hear you over the clogging of my arteries... but it looks fabulous!

Lauren said...

YUM!!!!!! :) Let me know when you’re cooking those things up and I’ll head to your house, HA!

shortmama said...

I think I just had a heart attack looking at it!

Carrie said...

Oh my mouth is watering! I love bacon, haha! That looks delicious! I'm sure it's definitely a heart attack waiting to happen...but what a super scrumptious meal to end on, haha...that's terrible! ;)

Thanks Gary for sharing!

Lacey said...

As we say down here in the South, that is SINFUL!

I am putting a star next to this one, for sure!

Laura@The Oily Cupboard said...

dude i don't even know what to say! i showed my hubs and he was impressed....

dying to see what that tastes likes...esp w/that sauce!!

Erin said...

This looks AWESOME!!! Oh my gosh! I don't know when, but I'm totally making this!