Last weekend, my football team, the BC Lions, were playing in the Canadian Football League quarter finals. A buddy came over and we watched a couple of games while smoking a Pizza Fatty. The Pizza Fatty was good. The game was bad. The Lions had their posteriors kicked. Sigh.
Of course, you can't watch a game without snacks. I went for a charcuterie plate, a cheese plate and crackers. The meats are capicollo, Bears snack logs and home made pastrami cut thick. The cheeses are Extra old cheddar, old cheddar, Irish mild edam, and garlic herbed cheese.
Between games we put the fatty together. The toppings were homemade pizza sauce, chopped pepperoni, green pepper mushrooms, capicollo and mozarella cheese.
I put two pounds of lean ground beef in a one gallon Ziplock bag with the corners cut out. I rolled it out evenly and cut the bag off.
I turned the beef out onto wax paper and put the topping on leaving space around the edges to seal the fatty when rolled.
Using the wax paper to help, I rolled the fatty and sealed the seam and edges.
Next I made my bacon weave.
I put the fatty on the weave and rolled it up.
Onto a rack an into the Bradley for 3 hours at 230 F over pecan smoke.
Sliced it up and served it with salad, coleslaw and rolls.
This was my first pizza fatty and I really enjoyed it. I would add more pizza sauce next time and would put some pizza seasonings in the beef. I will be making it again despite the trauma of eating it after the Lions were humiliated!