Camping fattie

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by rogan, May 15, 2015.

  1. This will be my 2nd attempt at a fattie, 1st time trying to cook/smoke it while camping. It's a honey garlic / extra lean ground beef / sausage mix, smoked Apple wood rub mixed into the meat and rubbed into the bacon, I added some maple bacon rub to the inside. I fried up some hickory bacon with fresh garlic, Rosemary, white pepper, dehydrated chives, & parsley flakes, this was placed in the middle next to some jalapeño jack cheese for a lil yummy. This time I remembered to pinch the ends closed and weave the bacon closed. I then rubbed the outside layer with smokehouse maple marinade.
    I've never used a campfire for smoking. The wood will be spruce, (it's what's available, works well for hotdogs and steaks over the fire, why not a fattie).
    Questions: should I wrap this in foil for the 1st couple hours?
    Will wrapping in foil trap the grease making this soggy?
    And any other suggestions for a great smoke?
    I'm planning on bringing some hickory chips, not sure if I can keep a slow smoke with a camp fire tho.[​IMG]
  2. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    How are you cooking this? On a grill over the fire or beside?

    Good looking fatty. Interested to see how this goes.
    Last edited: May 15, 2015
  3. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    R, the fattie looks good,let us know how it worked with spruce.
  4. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    Good luck with it. If I were going to attempt it over an open fire, I would just throw it on a grate and turn it every 30 minutes or so.
  5. set it off to the side( indirect heat) put a foil tent leave ends open and watch it closely
  6. gotbbq

    gotbbq Newbie

    Good luck
  7. So, we ended up digging a 2 foot deep hole 4 feet diameter around 8 am, we burned wood until 1:00pm then placed a large beef roast and my fattie below ground. We cooked until just after 5 then rested for 1/2 hour. I forgot the smoker & hickory chips at home, so not sure if this fattie qualifies as a SMF meal any more. But, it cooked beautifully, was hot & tasty. Many compliments from my camp group as this was their first "fattie" taste. I'll upload pics when closer to town. Thx SMF for all the tips!
  8. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    That sounds great. It may not qualify as smoked meat, but this fourm also has sections for grilling meat and baking side dishes so cooking a dish underground definitely qualifies for this site. I can't wait to see those pictures.
  9. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  10. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like a success [​IMG]. I might have to try something like this one day.

    Happy May Long [​IMG]
  11. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'd say that qualifies!! That's the true definition of "pit BBQ". Great job!!
  12. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    Fantastic job Rogan!
  13. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Today has been Fattie School for me. That looks great.
  14. When camping I like to find a large, flat as can be found rock. wash it off in the river/stream/lake. then when the fire has a good bed of coals I place the rock on them till its nice and HOT and cook on it. Thats how I would cook a fattie while camping, but thats just me.

    I've done this with eggs and bacon before, don't see why it wouldn't work....

    Anyways glad it was a success and everyone liked it!
  15. billyj571

    billyj571 Smoking Fanatic

    Nice Job Looks Fantastic [​IMG]

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