Smoking a Fatty

No, not that kind!  Think of all the possibilities here. Ground meat rolled with anything you want to put inside, wrapped in bacon weave and smoked. YUM! This is what I came up with. Ground beef stuffed with ham, Swiss cheese, caramelized onions and butter fried crimini mushrooms. I used about 2 lbs of ground beef. Rolled it out into a squarish shape and season. I used my coffee rub. People like to put their meat in a large zip lock type bag and roll it out to keep a nice shape but I didn’t have any.2015-06-28 20.45.54

Lay down the ham off the bone slices which I had leftover from my Grilled chicken cordon bleu2015-06-28 20.48.59

Caramelizing one onion does not make a lot of finished product but they are so flavorful, so put them on there.2015-06-28 20.49.53

Next up, Swiss cheese, again left over from my chicken.2015-06-28 20.50.49

Then the mushrooms that I sliced rather thick and sauteed in butter with a little kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.2015-06-28 20.52.17

Bacon weave laid out.2015-06-28 20.40.39

Carefully roll up the fatty and place the seam side into center of the bacon weave. That way when you have your fatty wrapped the inner seam is at the top and the bacon seam is at the bottom. I placed toothpicks on the ends of each slice bacon to hold it in place. 2015-06-28 21.00.07

I stuck it in the fridge overnight. Pulled it out of the fridge and got the Weber setup for smoking using the snake method. Once it settles around 225 degrees carefully place your fatty on bacon seam side down. I also threw on a whole head of cauliflower drizzled with a little EVOO and kosher salt.2015-06-29 14.49.01

Mine took 4 hours at 225-ish to get to 160 degrees internal temperature.2015-06-29 19.08.06

Pull it off and loosely cover in foil and let rest for 1/2 hour. I also placed the cauliflower in a bowl covered with plastic wrap to soften up a touch more.2015-06-29 19.11.16

After about 15 minutes I chopped up the cauliflower and sauteed with a few chopped garlic fronds, butter and S&P.2015-06-29 19.38.40

A thing of beauty!2015-06-29 19.38.58

Fantastic! More rolled meat!2015-06-29 19.43.37

This was delish. Wonderful smoked beef, sweet onion, gooey cheese and buttery mushrooms all wrapped in bacon…YUM! Think of the possibilities (or Google smoked fatty recipes.) The cauliflower was super smokey. Next time I will wrap the cauliflower in foil after about an hour so it continues to cook but not take on as much smoke. Oh well, ya live and ya learn. Hope ya liked it…enjoy!2015-06-29 19.47.37

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16 thoughts on “Smoking a Fatty

    1. Thanks LRB! I like taking the pics although I delete 3 timse more than I post. The cauliflower was tasty but like I said waaay too much smoke. Thanks for stalking my blog. 😉


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