Turbo Monkey
Apr 8, 2006
New York City

Bacon fat Whoops! Maybe you were looking for America?

Leaflets such as these were dropped by the Allies over Germany in an attempt to dissuade them from deploying rockets.
Bacon fat is fat derived from bacon. During World War II, the Allied forces discovered that it carried unparalleled incendiary properties, and successfully deployed it to undermine the German V2 rocket program.
To obtain and conserve the precious commodity, a major propaganda campaign was undertaken within Allied countries and airdropped into enemy territory, such that fear of the substance would reduce the need for its actual use

The United States Department of Defense issued these signs to post offices and grocers throughout the country.
Into the 1940s, as the Cold War developed, it became necessary for Western nations to build defenses against their own devastating weaponry. In order to keep the designs of the Evil Russian Empire at bay, a sweeping publicity campaign was instituted to warn the general public to drink their bacon fat early and often. A large cache of rogue porcine lard was impounded in the highly successful Bay of Pigs invasion. The capture and redistribution of this delicious, healthy treat is credited for the remarkable population increases and improved health in Western populations throughout the 1950s and 1960s.Another way the U.S. used this potent weapon was to start a government-funded program in "eating fat" in order to send the resulting fatties to the battlefront so that they could crush the enemy with their huge asses. This plan ultimately failed though, as many a fatty died from heart attacks or through commiting suicide because their fat addiction level was too high. The government-supported group leading the operation broke off and created the McDonald's fast-food chain we know today.

A prime example of a seasoned soldier. "It's off to war, fatty!"

Propaganda was used in the East as well. Grim posters such as this one (caption: "In Soviet Russia, missile silo pours bacon fat on you") were used to instill fear and obedience in the populace.


Mar 26, 2010
it's great, but make sure you drink a LOT of water with it. there's a LOT of salt in it
Also, Don't skimp on the sausage. Using thick cut bacon is highly recommended, and put it in the oven with the overlap facing down. This will keep it from bursting.


Turbo Monkey
Aug 31, 2010
Central FL
Okay, I give. What the EFF is it!? Heart attack sandwich? Or should I ask, what's wrapped up in it? Recipe on RM anywhere?
The long of the short, from Wiki -

"A Bacon Explosion is a pork dish that consists of bacon wrapped around a filling of spiced sausage and crumbled bacon. The American football-sized dish is smoked or baked.


Preparing a bacon explosion "requires the minimum of culinary talent" and the ingredient list is short. It is made from two pounds of thick cut bacon, two pounds of Italian sausage, one jar of barbecue sauce, and one jar of barbecue rub/seasoning.

It is constructed by weaving the bacon together to serve as a base which is then seasoned, followed by the layering of sausage meat on top, with crumbled bacon sprinkled on top of the mass. Barbecue sauce is added, more barbecue seasoning is added, and it is rolled into a giant 'sausage-shaped monster.' It takes about an hour per inch of thickness to cook and is then basted with more barbecue sauce, sliced into rounds, and served.

A prepared bacon explosion contains at least 5,000 calories (21,000 kJ) and 500 grams of fat. After preparing a version of the dish, Andrew Vennari of the San Francisco Food Examiner said the dish tasted better than expected, 'but I didn't learn the true meaning of the bacon explosion until the next day.'"

mmm.... :thumb:


Turbo Monkey
Aug 31, 2010
Central FL
seriously, do people actually eat that **** at home?
Hell yeah! Actually, some guys from fellow SupraForums members bet their friend that he couldn't eat a whole one. So they made one at home and he got almost to the end but tapped out. They ended up writing an article on it on BBQaddicts.com (they actually make and sell them through their website too). If you go through their blog they have tons of pics, stories, variations and recipes of it. Bacon Explosion pizza sounded damn good...

I think I may make a traditional BE for Thanksgiving. :D