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Cravings

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by ab canuck, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. ab canuck

    ab canuck Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Well I have been craving a fattie for awhile, It's been since July ish since I made one last and seeing a few recent posts has had me craving even more. Well took out all the ingredients and decided we are having a spin on taco flavored fatties tonight and feeding the crews at the same time.
    Started the bacon weave
    Bacon 1.jpg
    Finished and seasoned the bacon weave chipotle chilli pepper and bbq spice.
    Bacon 2.jpg
    Used 1.5# elk burger, seasoned with store bought taco seasoning and onion flakes, mixed in an egg, stuffed into 1 gallon ziploc's and flatened out. Started the stuffing with pepper jack smokies we made this spring.
    Fill 1.jpg
    Finished stuffing with onions, mushrooms and shredded kraft habanero cheese.
    Fill 2.jpg
    Rolled it, Placed it in the bacon weave, then into the smoker to smoke for an hr or so then will turn it up to cook.
    Rolled.jpg
    Smoked cooked and pulled to serve the out going crew.
    Fatties.jpg
    They didn't get to cool as the day crew leaves at 6pm so sliced 1 hot so they could put them in buns and eat on the way home.
    Sliced.jpg
    Set the last 1 aside to cool, Will slice and add the pic when it is done. Thx for looking.
     
  2. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I bet that was good . Looks fantastic . Points for the rack brace on the weave .
     
  3. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those look great, Like!
     
  4. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oh damn, Charlie! And here I sit hungry, thinkin about dinner.
    Love how those turned out!
    Just beautiful!
     
  5. pc farmer

    pc farmer Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    They look fantastic. Great bacon weave.
     
  6. Winterrider

    Winterrider Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Well done, sure wish mine looked that nice. Oh well as long as the taste is there.. And those look tasty.
    Like
     
  7. tropics

    tropics Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Charlie they look fantastic great job on the weave and cook. POINTS
    Richie
     
  8. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Really Nice job on those fatties.

    Point for sure.

    Chris
     
  9. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Definitely some good looking fatties!
    Al
     
  10. ab canuck

    ab canuck Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    The boys were happy and my cravings settled for now. Thx, everyone for the comments and likes. Appreciated
     
  11. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome looking fatties there guy.

    Warren
     
  12. crazymoon

    crazymoon Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ABC, YUMMY !!!!!! like
     
  13. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    AB they look mighty fine!!
     
  14. I love the 45* slant bacon weave wrap; that's the most artistic looking fatty I've seen! Is that any particular brand/type of bacon your using?
     
  15. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ha, Ha! You really are new.
    Take a pound of Bacon and do the weave. It's a lot of fun!
    Not too hard once you get it going. And You will amaze yourself. :emoji_wink:
    Then roll a fatty in the weave, or anything you wish. (Meatloaf?)
    Wrappa-burger. Wrappa-Veggie. Have fun with it.
    Your Friends and Family will really be impressed!
    Bacon! It's not just for Breakfast anymore! :emoji_wink:



    Just keep it to yourself that you are playing with your meat....
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2019
  16. Yeah, I know how to weave bacon. But thanks anyhow, pop.
     
  17. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You're welcome, kid.
    It's food, not brain surgery.
    Use Home Made Bacon.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Brands are usually a personal choice, or what is on sale or we can afford.
    A good number here do make their own bacon.

    Most of us use a thin cut of bacon so it'll render out faster, have a good bite through consistency and look good.
    Thicker bacon can pose problems along those lines, especially when overlapped.
    Even thinner cuts tend to be under cooked/un-rendered where they overlap.
    Smoking at higher temps can help with that.

    Some people don't use a weave, and instead use single bands to avoid under cooked layers.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2019
  19. Thanks. I usually go with thinner bacon myself, so it's easier to crisp up with a torch after it comes out of the smoker. The OPs pics showed some bigger cuts, so I was curious about what it was. Cheers.
     
  20. ab canuck

    ab canuck Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hi Alpha, Sorry just getting back on, been a hectic month for me. As Chile said thin bacon for sure. So IMO if your using thin I go the cheapest route, I usually always get the cheap stuff from walmart. I have started doing my own bacon, but I don't do thin cut stuff, Also I only have a 10"slicer so it doesn't always fit and I end up splitting my finished product that we do slice. Thx. for the like as well. Appreciate it.