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First Fattie + ABT's + Spinach Side w/ QVIEW

post #1 of 11
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I finally broke down and smoked my first fattie today. 1 lb of beef stuffed with fresh spinach, portabella mushroom, red bell pepper, tomato sauce, Italian 5 cheese blend, and bacon bites. The dang thing had a few blow-outs but the bacon saved the day biggrin.gif . I also smoked some ABT's (jalapeƱos stuffed with cream cheese, bacon bites, and granulated garlic). I ran out of 'real' bacon so I had to use some so-called turkey bacon for the ABTs. I couldn't fit all of the portabella and bell pepper in the fattie so I broke out one of my smokerable cast iron skillets and sauteed some chopped onion in butter. I threw in the left over portabella and red bell pepper and let it go for a little while. After that I threw the rest of the fresh spinach in the skillet and put the lid on for a few minutes to steam. Here are a few pics as is customary:

Here are some of the ingredients:

The seasonings I used:

Fattie ready to roll:

Rolled fattie:

Fattie and ABTs ready for some smoke (didn't use the aluminum pan):

Completed fattie and ABTs:

A closer look:

Spinach side topped with some 5 cheese blend:

Plated meal (sorry about the paper plate PDT_Armataz_01_04.gif ):

The family and I loved today's smoked meal. Mrs. Tanker and I have already discussed several options for the next fatty. I guess the possibilities are endless so we'll just have to wait and see.

Thanks for checking in on my QVIEW,

post #2 of 11
Congrats on your first fattie. Sorry to hear it had a few blowouts but at least the bacon saved the day.
Generally fatties are done with sausage but for anyone doing them with beef I would urge them to add some sausage to the mixture, it not only adds to the flavor but I have found it really helps hold the entire thing together, even without using the bacon.
Gotta give you points for the spinach side. My favorite of all veggies, well that and shrooms.
Thanks for the Qview.
Happy smoking.
post #3 of 11
Looks great... And yes, if u are anything like me, you will sit up nights just trying to come up with the next fattiebiggrin.gif
post #4 of 11
Good first try. One thing that has helped me with my fatties is to have the sausage chilled in the freezer for a few before rolling. Rolls a little nicer. Also once you have the fattie rolled I put it back in the freezer for about 30 minutes to firm back up. Im sure you will find what works best for you when you do your next ones.
post #5 of 11
Hey Tanker (PDT_Armataz_01_42.gif ),

Good looking meal. If it tasted half as good as it looked, then you had a real treat. How did you like the ABTs? Was this the first on the ABT's too?

post #6 of 11
The pics of the veggies looked great and the fatty was fully filled and oozing with goodness! Love the pics and glad the Mrs. enjoyed it as well!
post #7 of 11
Nice job tanker. Looks great
post #8 of 11
Congrats on the fatty it looks great as done the rest PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #9 of 11
that looks great ! now that the family has had a taste they will keep wanting more
post #10 of 11
Congrats on your first fatty! Everything looks great.
post #11 of 11
Welcome to the fattie fan club. Everything looks delicious. icon_smile.gif
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