Wash artichokes, cut off stems at base & remove small bottom leaves. Cut off top quarter of artichokes and trim tips of leaves with scissors. Boil loosely covered for 30-40 minutes (until JUST tender). While Artichokes are cooking prepare stuffing ingredients. Preheat oven 350. Drain artichokes and let cool enough to touch. Stuff with raw sausage, bacon, and cheese alternating leaves. Sprinkle garlic on top of each stuffed choke and place them in a large baking dish. Pour 2 cups water around the artichokes and cover with lid or foil. Bake at 350 F for 1 hour. Serve immediately with side salad and yummy, crusty bread. Our favorite! Don't forget a leaf discard bowl and utensils to get to the heart of the matter once done.