Today I made a Sausage Fatty. It is about all the cholesterol you will need for the rest of the year but if you want to risk it give it a try. It was delicious!This would be great for tailgating if you make them up in advance and wrap them in wax paper. Just get to the tailgate lot early enough so it has time to cook! Better take a few because everyone nearby will want to try it.
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Weave the bacon together.
I did this one 6 slices by 8 slices. Lay 
out the 8 slices then pull back every 
other one, lay another across, then put 
them back. Continue this for each slice 
and you get the weave.


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Season the bacon. (Like it needs any help)
I used Jim Beam Spicy Bourbon Rub.

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Take one package of Jimmy Dean  sausage. 
(You could use any brand, but I like the song Big Bad John so I used Jimmy Dean.)
You can flatten it out between two sheets of wax paper. Square it up so it will fit on the bacon. 

(Or "rectangle it up" to be more accurate.)

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Add cheese and cooked bacon, or use 
bacon bits. It is important to put bacon 
on this layer because it needs more bacon flavor.
Some recipes add pepper jack cheese 
and sliced jalapenos. Knock yourself out.


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I rolled up the sausage first then pulled the bacon weave around it. Seemed to work pretty good that way. 
The ends just seemed to stick down due to the 
massive amount of sticky fats in the sausage and bacon.


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Put it on the grill and add more seasoning. Keep the temp between 250-300 to cook it slow. 
I threw in some pieces of hickory to give it a 
smoky flavor. Also, it didn't sit over the coals. I use charcoal trays to get the indirect heat. It cooks more evenly that way.


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When it is done it will be crispy on the outside and 
will smell like something delightfully sinful. 
You can check the internal temp if you want. It took just 
under 2 hours at around 300 degrees


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Slice it up and take only ONE piece at a time. 
You won't believe how filling it is. 
After you go back for seconds you 
will want to take a nap.