There’s nothing better than bacon. Unless you wrap it around a roll of Italian sausage. Which is filled with more bacon. Yeah, I’d have to say this is one way to make bacon better.
This legendary concoction is known as the Bacon Log. It’s the combination of 2 lbs of bacon, 2 lbs of sausage, your favorite dry rub and some BBQ sauce.
Start by weaving slices of bacon together on a cookie sheet. Smash the sausage into a thin layer on top of the weave. Cook and crumble more bacon on the sausage and smother it with BBQ sauce.
Roll up the sausage layer to form the inside of the log. Then wrap it with the bacon weave and apply your favorite dry rub. Place it in the fridge. Go grouse hunting.
To create an appetite large enough to contend with the heart-attack inducing log, hike through the woods with your favorite shotgun in hand. A well experienced grouse dog is vital at this point. If you happen to park the truck near a small stand of aspen, be ready for a flushing grouse as soon as your lab jumps out of the truck.
Check along hill tops and focus on the edges where pines and aspen converge. A few birds can be found on the side of the hill sheltered from the wind enjoying the buds of aspen and beech trees. After a few hours and three thundering flushes return to the truck.
If you missed the only good shot you had all day, return to the cabin and drown your sorrows in a few glasses of scotch. Place the Bacon Log in the smoker at 225 degrees. Sit around for a couple hours, drink more scotch and joke around with your buddies.
Smother the log with BBQ sauce. Leave it in the smoker for another 10-15 minutes. Slice and enjoy.