Burger psuedo fatty - will it work?

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by dwayner79, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. dwayner79

    dwayner79 Fire Starter

    Hey guys... thinking about doing a fatty with hamburger (Onions, peppers and cheese on the inside). 

    My wife doesn't really do pork (except on the rare pulled pork event).

    Can I do the roll and skip the bacon wrap? Will it fall apart? Thanks in advance.  
  2. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Just my 2cents , but I think you'll be making meatloaf nothing wrong with that , but I would embrace it and cook it in a pan with maybe some bread underneath to soak up the grease ( or on a rack)
    I think it could have all the good qualities of a fatty , but like you say , if you try to roll it it might fall apart. What the heck , the worse that can happen is it'll be a little crumbly....I bet it'll still taste good. Post some pictures , I'll be curious how it comes out. :grilling_smilie:
  3. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes you can. If you search "naked fatty"  on here, people do it all the time with sausage. It won't fall apart any more than a hamburger or meatloaf does. Just be gentle with it when putting it in the smoker. I'd also use at least 20% fat content beef.
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You get you can!

    80/20, stuffed with all kinds of goodness!
  5. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

  6. rdwhahb

    rdwhahb Smoke Blower

    I have made them with ground beef a few times. I put cheese, peppers, onions and mushrooms. Always a hit here at home.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2013
  7. ferd66

    ferd66 Fire Starter

    I'd use burger with the highest fat content you can find.  It's the fat that binds it together.  I tried one with ground turkey...couldn't roll it.  I'm not giving up on it...just need to rethink it.

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