Italian meatball fatty

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by heymirth, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. heymirth

    heymirth Fire Starter

    I made an Italian seasoned fatty last night.
    My kids love meatballs and sauce so I took my recipe for meatballs and made a fatty. I layered the inside with strings of Motz cheese other seasoning. The weave went well and the inside taste was awesome.
    I'm still pretty disappointed in the bacon not firming up. I know it needs a higher temp but come on, it seems like such a waste of bacon when the back side of the bacon is still chewy
    I don't think I'll be doing much more of theses. But here are some pics to show.
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2015
  2. it looks awesome... did you use sausage or beef? 
  3. heymirth

    heymirth Fire Starter

    I used mostly beef but took a mild Italian sausage and took the casing off and mixed it in. My kids don't like it too spicy. It added great flavor.
    If I had the extra groceries, I would if added some sun dried tomatoes and some peppers and some Parmesan bread crumbs instead of the only basic ones I had. I did roll the log in crumb Parmesan cheese before the weave
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thin cut bacon is the way to go. I take it one step further and stretch it out prior to the weaving. Crispy bacon every time and not at super high heat. For fatties I try and run my smoker around 275°-285°.

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  5. roswell630

    roswell630 Fire Starter

    You could also take the fatty off 5 or so degrees before done and put that thing in the oven on broil to crisp up the bacon.  I did it and it came out great!
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  6. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Not bad heymirth. I never thought to mix in sausage. Good tip. I also noticed your a local guy too! When you get a chance, be sure to click on the link in my signature block below and join the Michigan members group. Hope to se emore from you soon!

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