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First Fatty! (with Q View)

post #1 of 5
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I was inspired by stevecylka's post about doing a bacon cheeseburger fatty for Easter and decided it was time to try one for myself.  I kept it simple, having a picky eater in the family, and just went basic -- ground beef, cheddar & mozzarella, and bacon of course!  I went light on the rub and also downsized it a bit since there were just three of us.


Lesson learned:  don't skimp on the cheese.  We ate them sliced and on a King's Hawaiian bun, but I think next time I'll go with just sliced up and maybe topped with some sauce.  Anybody got a good idea for a sauce (other than just BBQ sauce, of course)?


Here's the little beauty before going on the smoker:



Fatty (uncooked).jpg


Here's the smoker, all fired up and ready.  This time I mixed some hickory chunks in with the lump in the basket and threw a smoke bomb on top of the coals to kick things off.




After that, it was a simple matter of spending a few sunny hours on the deck, sipping a cocktail and eying the Maverick occasionally.  Here was the payoff:


Fatty (done).jpg



Gone in record time!  Very happy with how this first effort turned out and will definitely be trying this again soon.



post #2 of 5

  Looks like it turned out great! Bet you don't skimp on the size next time. Fatties are awesome and you can put anything in them.Good smoking!




post #3 of 5

Very nice job!


I gotta make some breakfast sausage so I can roll a couple more of them bad boys again.

post #4 of 5

Looks great!


Ya don't skimp if your going to  fire the smoker up make it good.


You can slice them up and put a piece of wax paper between them on each side, freeze them and then just pull out what you need.  They re-heat nicely.

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Good advice, guys.  Will definitely upsize next time -- wasn't sure they'd keep all that well, so glad to hear that they can be frozen.  Sausage is next on the agenda, I think, or maybe even some chicken sausage -- throw in some Swiss, ham and go for a cordon bleu vibe.

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