When this challenge came to us from Harold Import Company I was wondering, "What can I do with these Mrs. Anderson's Baking Mats?" I'm not much of a baker, but I was thinking, baking and bacon...
These days everything is wrapped in bacon. Bacon is delicious and pork is just my thing. So, I was thinking how about we incorporate bacon and the sushi rolling technique to make a very flavorful dish. Then I thought, well, I do not have a sushi mat, so I grabbed a clean kitchen towel and some Cling Wrap and this is what I came up with.
This works well whenever it is too hot and humid to stay outside and BBQ.
Bacon Wrapped Sausage Rolls
6 slices bacon
1 pound ground sausage
1 large jalapeno, seeded and sliced
1 cup diced pepper jack cheese
Preheat oven to 400°F.
If you have a sushi mat, use it for this recipe. If not, then grab a heavy kitchen towel and some Cling Wrap. Lay the towel down, then place plastic wrap on top. Place each slice of bacon side by side, add ground sausage and flatten across the slices of bacon evenly. Add cheese and jalapeno slices.
Carefully grab the closest end of the towel and plastic wrap and start rolling so that the bacon rolls into the sausage mixture. Once rolled, apply pressure to the roll so that it stays together.
Place Mrs. Anderson's Baking Sheet on a cookie sheet and transfer the roll onto it. Cook in oven for 1 hour or until internal temperature reaches 160°F. Once the roll is cooked, put the oven on broil and broil the bacon until you get the crispy bacon you love.
Remove from oven and let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then slice and enjoy.