I have this magnificent practical joke working in my mind, and I hope Paul isn’t reading this right now.
I want to announce to him that we’re having homemade sushi for dinner.
I would love to see his face.
Paul wouldn’t want to be within 10 feet of sushi, at least not the traditional kind. He’d put on a brave face because he’s sweet and polite like that, but he’d probably offer to go pick up some barbecue or something.
Sushi purists will readily decry this recipe, but it certainly would be a fun play on sushi for the meat-lovin’ man. COOKED meat, at that.
I’m going to play this prank this week when Brookshire’s Thick Bacon is on sale. I might even make two because I know the boys would love it as well.
Bacon Beef “Sushi”
1 lb Brookshire’s Thick Bacon
1 lb lean ground beef
2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp seasoned salt
3 pieces mozzarella string cheese
1 cup barbecue sauce
French fried onions, optional
Cut a large piece of parchment paper.
Lay strips of bacon side-to-side, touching, on top of the parchment paper to form a square.
Spread lean ground beef on top of bacon to cover it. Layer should be thin. Sprinkle with pepper and seasoned salt.
Place three sticks of string cheese, end-to-end, along one edge of the meat. Starting at that end, use parchment paper to roll meat into a sushi log.
Press together. Use toothpicks to hold the “sushi roll” together, if necessary.
Heat grill to medium. Place sushi roll on grill. Grill about 1 minute on each side, turning twice. Baste with barbecue sauce. Grill another minute on each side. Repeat with sauce and grill time.
Grill until cooked through, about 3 minutes more.
Remove from grill. Roll into crushed French fried onions, if desired. Slice into sushi slices; serve immediately.
Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 654, Calories from Fat: 351, Fat: 39 g, Trans Fat: 0 g (14 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 158 mg, Sodium: 2855 mg, Potassium: 827 mg, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Sugar: 11 g, Protein: 55 g
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