Meatball Sammie (Qview)

Discussion in 'Beef' started by raptor700, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Started with some 80-20, added some dried Italian seasoning,S&P,onion powder,garlic powder, worsty, and water.

    Rolled into 1" balls and smoked at 250º with lump and pecan.


    Pulled at 155º IT


    They have a great smokey beef flavor...................Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


    Sauteed some mushrooms, onions, minced garlic, and bell peppers.


    Gotta have some sauce,(store bought) [​IMG]


    It's coming together


    Stuffed in a bun


    Threw in some shredded cheddar and topped with some goodies  


    A little Bear View of the meatball


    The Sammie was very good.

    The flavors went well together.

    Thanks for checkin' out my Sammie [​IMG]
  2. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks great! [​IMG][​IMG]
  3. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Man that looks tasty.... Nice job
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Raptor are you freakin' kidding me!?!  You make perfect meatballs, lay some sweet smoke on 'em, then hit them with RAGU!!!!!

    Salsa Pomodora

    2T EVOO

    1/2C Chopped Onion

    3ea Cloves Garlic, minced

    28oz Cento San Marzano Tomatoes, diced or puree

    10ea Fresh Basil leaves, rough chopped

    Salt, Pepper and Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes

    Heat EVOO over medium heat.

    Add Onion, saute 3 minutes, until slight golden.

    Add Garlic, saute 1 minute, until fragrant.

    Add the canned Tomatoes, simmer 15-20 minutes.

    Add Basil, Salt, Pepper and Red Pepper Flakes, simmer 1 minute.

    Serve and Enjoy!!

    Dude, 30 minutes total time and NO HEARTBURN or CHEMICALS!!!

    I was Drooling then started Crying when I got to the pic of the JAR...JJ[​IMG]
  5. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    I love meatball smmies. I havent tried a smoked version yet but I think I will now. Looks great!
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Man o man Rap, those sammies look absolutely delicious!

    Next time I fire up the smoker I'm gonna smoke some meatballs.
  7. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Rap it looks like an amazing Italian Sammie   [​IMG]
  8. L ooks delicious i want some of that [​IMG]
  9. shooter1

    shooter1 Smoking Fanatic

    Rap, looks delicious, nothing wrong with using store bought sauce in a pinch!
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awww Maaaannnn!!!!

    That looks awesome!!!

    Since it's Italian, wouldn't that be "Meata Balla Beara Viewa"??

    Thanks Rap !!!

  11. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome job

    You really know how to make someone hungry.

    Great photo skills brother.
  12. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Shooter, I agree, if you have less than 30 minutes to put Dinner on the table, Jar sauce can get it done...

    But I follow Raptor and he can cook his BUTT off! (pun intended)

    With a couple of hours in the smoker, provides a little time AND the bulk of the work, chopping Onions and Garlic, being basically done...

    A "very good" Sammie, becomes an, OUT OF THIS WORLD SAMMIE! Just one guys opinion...JJ
  13. Smoked meat balls, I'll be damned. Never thought about that!

    Wife makes her own in the oven, maybe we can have a little competition! How long until they hit 155 IT?
  14. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey Rapp those sammies look great. I do agree with Jimmy on the sauce [​IMG]   Those look mighty tasty. Since you have some smoked cheese, you might try stuffing a small piece in the middle before the smoke. It really adds another layer of flavor   
  15. flareside92

    flareside92 Smoke Blower

    Smoked meatball, gota do that.

    Great looking sammich Raptor
  16. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


  17. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I`m good with the Ragu and that sammie looks awsome....pass one my way please.....[​IMG]
  18. deebo65

    deebo65 Newbie


        Looks great.  Nice ring on the meatballs too.  I did some meat balls for subs the other night too but just did them in the oven, stupid me.  Gonna have to try the smoked version this weekend. 
  19. chaze215

    chaze215 Fire Starter

    Great looking sammie man! However, I have to agree with Chef Jimmy (maybe cuz we are from NJ) on the Ragu (and the Not that I have never used it in a pinch, but it would have been over the top with a nice homemade sauce. Looks great! [​IMG]
  20. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    Bravo!!! [​IMG]

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