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Meat Mopper
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Feb 3, 2012
Colorado Springs, CO
I love a Reuben sammich, my favorite sammich by far, but unfortunately, good ones can be hard to find.
I love bacon, luckily not hard to find, so naturally, I had to make a Reuben Fattie!

I bought a whole corned beef flat at Sam's, cubed a little over a pound of it, including about 20% fat.

Popped it in the freezer for about 30 minutes, then ground it.

Put it in a gallon ziploc bag, cut the corners, then rolled it out flat and even with a rolling pin.

Next I took a can of Kruner's Saurkraut and drained it really well, then mixed in about 3/4 cup of Thousand Island Dressing.
(I mixed it with the kraut in order to prevent it from pooling or running inside the fattie)

I cut my ziploc along the edges and opened it up, laid in a few slices of baby swiss.

Then I spread the dressed kraut as evenly across as I could.

Made my bacon weave.

Using the opened up ziploc, I rolled it up.

Using plastic wrap I rolled it like a tootsie roll to get it tight.

I put it in the fridge while I got the smoker ready, about 45 minutes, then set it on my Q-MATZ. (thanks Todd)

Smoked with a HOC blend (hickory, oak, cherry) at 275F for about 2 hours, up'd to 400F for 30 minutes to crisp the bacon.

I let it rest for about 15 minutes before cutting into it.

Two slices fit perfectly on some Rye-Pumpernickel swirl. YUMMO!

This is one that I will definitely do again, but next time I will likely just about double the ground corned beef and more swiss, the flavors are great, I just want more corned beef and swiss flavor. Mixing the dressing with the kraut was definitely the right thing to do, both flavors are still there and evenly balanced.
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Great Fatty smoke! That's a new one on me! Great smoke penetration as well. Did it need to go in the oven to crisp up the bacon weave? 

Thanks bobank03, no oven, I let the smoker heat up to about 400 to crisp up the bacon, it was pretty much spot on with the bacon texture.
Man that is a work of art... I think I found my new screensaver..

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