Ever wondered how to make bacon without a frying pan or oven? Well wonder no more. Ted Cruz demonstrates how easy it is to cook bacon with a machine gun.

“Few things I enjoy more than on weekends, cooking breakfast with the family,” said Cruz. “Of course in Texas, we cook bacon a little differently than most folks.”

The recipe is quite simple:

Wrap raw bacon strips around a machine gun barrel, wrap foil around bacon, pop off a couple hundred rounds to get the barrel nice and hot. Unwrap bacon and enjoy!

Don’t have a machine gun? No worries. An AK-47 works just fine, too.

Is there a more American way to enjoy this breakfast (or anytime) favorite? I think not.

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