Meatball Parm Fatty (Q VIEW) Italian Sauce "Gravy" too

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by pittman, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. So, I am still into new and different fatties.  As an Italian, I needed to mix my cooking world with my smoking world...Meatball Parm fatty sounded good to me!  I made some of my Italian sauce "Gravy" too, so I included a q-view of that as well.

    Gravy

    Some of the stuff I used.

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    Hot italian sausage taken out of the casings and sauteed in a lil olive oil.[​IMG]  Add chopped garlic, onion to sausage and after a bit add some paste.[​IMG]

    Add some spices/herbs (Dried oregano, parsley, basil, italian seasoning, salt/pep, crushed red pep flake, onion powder, garlic powder)[​IMG]

    Stir it up...dont let it burn! For me, this is the key & the base of a good sauce!

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    Add 1 large can of crushed tomatoes, & 1 large can of sauce. I add 1 large cans worth of beef stock. (instead of water, gives more flavor)

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    A bit more of the seasonings added earlier plus 2-3 bay leaves.

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    Some parmesan cheese.

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    Reduce to low temp, add meatballs and cover for 2-3+ hours.  I always say, the longer the better!

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    Meatball Parm Fatty

    Filling:  Chopped meatballs, mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan, xtra sauce

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    Bacon quilt, wrap the sausage and meatball parm mix.

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    210-230 degrees in the MES with Hickory dust in the AMS. 165degrees internal temp (about 2.5 - 3 hrs)[​IMG]

    Came out better than expected! Went pretty quick.  Hope you enjoyed the tons of pics![​IMG]

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    Warm xtra sauce for dipping made it a keeper! Enjoy![​IMG]
     
  2. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Now thatsa fatty! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    Outstanding!!!

         Craig
     
  4. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'll take some of that on a nice warm crusty roll
     
  5. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    My kind of fatty! Great concept.
     
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking fattie!

    Love the ingredients!

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  7. Thanks guys!
     
  8. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

    man that looks great. [​IMG]
     
  9. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It looks yummy Only the  Meatballs and mozzarella (is it DE Buffalo?) will make me a happy man   [​IMG]
     
  10. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Now, that's what I'm talking about.  [​IMG]  Sounds like a grocery store run is in order.
     
  11. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oh man that looks great! Did you make the meatballs yourself or were they a store bought?
     
  12. You can use either.  I keep my xtra meatballs frozen in the fridge.  They reconstitute in the sauce.  The longer in the sauce the better in my opinion!  Didnt put a qview on the meatball because i took em outta the freezer.  Next time!!
     
  13. Awesome fattie. That's my kind of flavor combo right there. I would have probably thrown in some pepperoni too.
     
  14. Oh my heavenly peaches talk about making someones mouth water!!!!! [​IMG]im definatly going to have to try this one out
     
  15. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]  right on!
     

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