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First Fattie - Mushroom/onion/spinach/gruyere w/ QView...


Smoke Blower
Joined Sep 30, 2013
HOLY COW these things are AWESOME!

I decided to make two of these with mushroom, onion, spinach and gruyere. I sauteed up the onion until translucent, added the mushroom until they started shrinking, added the spinach to heat and incorporate, all that in about a stick of butter. Then tossed it in the fridge to cool while I finished the rest of my prep. 

Freshly grated some gruyere, rolled out my sausage in a gallon zip-lock using the method in the sticky. Got that rolled up into some nice logs and proceeded on the bacon weave.

The bacon was the Costco stuff that comes in 4# packages, and it was nice thick-cut bacon of mostly uniform rectangular shape. Thus, I was able to make a pretty nice weave for a first-timer, I think. I shudder to think what this would have looked like if I had lesser bacon!

Wrapped the weave on the logs, into the fridge overnight, and into the smoker in the morning.

When I pulled these out on Saturday while I had all my buddies over watching football, let me just say that some jaws hit the floor. 

Only things I'd change for next time:

1) I had them in the smoker with some brisket, so I was just below 250. I'd get it hotter next time to get the bacon more crisp.

2) I'd probably use more cheese.

But either way, this was pretty ridiculous. I will do these again!



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Joined Jun 20, 2013
That looks delisious.  How much cheese did you add to each?



Smoke Blower
Thread starter
Joined Sep 30, 2013
That looks delisious.  How much cheese did you add to each?

That's actually an excellent question, and I'm not sure. My wife did the shopping and I was so wrapped up in trying to prep this along with all the other things I was going to cook for a party that I didn't even read the package.

I'm guessing only 3-4 ounces each...

leah elisheva

Master of the Pit
Joined Sep 19, 2013
Wow! I am always amazed at these things - the pretty spiral cuts and all! Well done! Cheers! - Leah

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