Spicy bacon cinnamon rolls are so good they should be illegal. Be warned: Eating these more than once a month can lead to sore knees, butt pimples, and other problems. Another fair warning: these babies are worth the pain and more.
Here’s a healthy update – the economy is bad, the Supreme Court (mainly Clarence Thomas) is up for sale, Trump will run his first presidential campaign from prison, and we have no idea who our country’s next president will be, so we’re making money The biggest cheat day anyone can imagine.
Now, I’m not an expert on diets. However, I believe that chasing cheat days could lead to failure, especially because these weekly cravings turn into daily desires, ultimately defeating the purpose. So what works? Monthly or bi-monthly cheat days. Again, I’m no diet expert, but this method worked for me, a man who lost a modest six pounds. And to celebrate my weight loss and distract myself from America’s pain, I’m offering my own spicy bacon cinnamon rolls. I know it sounds wild, but sweet, spicy and savory go together like our government and disappointments, the same disappointments that force this cheat day.
The origin of spicy bacon cinnamon rolls isn’t that complex and I’m embarrassed that I didn’t figure that out a long time ago. I was at a brunch buffet with one of the most beautiful spreads you’ve ever seen: pancakes, French toast, pickled eggs, three types of bacon, smoked salmon fillets, fried lobster, fried catfish, an omelet station, grits and big, beautiful ones , sticky cinnamon rolls.
I was on a mission to try a little bit of everything but failed because everything was so good. My final plate consisted of catfish, turkey bacon, and eggs; I needed a cookie. The cookies were gone and the wait was 10 to 15 minutes. I didn’t want to wait, so I grabbed a cinnamon roll. Someone once said that God doesn’t make mistakes, and that’s very true because a squirt of hot sauce meant for my catfish hit my cinnamon roll and I loved it. I then put a small egg on the bun, but I didn’t like it. Finally, I forked a piece of cinnamon roll, bacon, and hot sauce; it was heaven. After eating, I felt that this divine mistake must have been intentional.
The following Sunday, instead of waffles or pancakes, I made a can of Pillsbury cinnamon rolls and served them with bacon – same result. So I decided to google recipes for cinnamon rolls and bacon, which led me to a collection of gems that helped me perfect this experimental dish.
Most of the recipes, which I never would have thought of, involved partially frying the bacon, rolling it into the dough for the cinnamon rolls, and then baking it – perfection.
Recipes for homemade cinnamon rolls abound, but I use the store-bought brand like a pedestrian and it hasn’t let me down. Also, I don’t eat pork, even though most recipes recommend pork bacon.
Spicy Bacon Cinnamon Rolls
1 can of Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls
5 strips of bacon, turkey or pork
Your favorite hot sauce (I like Red Rooster)
- Fry the bacon until almost crispy. Remove from pan.
Open the Grands cinnamon rolls and divide the dough into five long strips. Place a slice of bacon on each long strip and roll up as usual.
Bake the rolls according to the instructions on the container, watching the bacon rise between the different layers. Apply the icing that comes with the buns.
Dip in your favorite hot sauce and be in heaven.
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