My first fatty

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by thenovaman, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. thenovaman

    thenovaman Fire Starter

    It was nice enough weather last Friday that I had my first crack at a fatty. Making a fatty is alot easier if you have someone to help, so I have to give a big shout-out to my mom for helping.

    First, I sauteed some onions, mushrooms, and red bell peppers.

    Then we got a big mixing bowl and put in a pound each of ground turkey, ground pork, and ground beef.

    Then we added a packet of french onion soup mix.

    Then an egg...

    Then a handful of rolled oats...

    And mixed it all together. At this point, you could cook the stuff and end up with a tasty meatloaf, but we're going further.

    Here are the sauteed veggies. The mushrooms really cooked down alot - something to keep in mind in the future.

    Then we put a pound of the mix in a one gallon Ziploc bag and rolled it out, cut the sides of the bag, and flipped the meat patty onto a piece of wax paper.

    Then add cheese, veggies, and more cheese.

    We had a little filling left over.

    Then we rolled it up like so:

    And then it looks like a burrito with a meat patty wrap instead of a tortilla :)

    Then we transferred it to a piece of Saran Wrap.

    And rolled it up tightly.

    Then I prepared the grill for indirect heat.

    I lit 13 briquets of good old Kingsford and let them get completely gray.

    Then I distributed them evenly over the unlit coals.

    BACON WEAVE! (5 by 6)

    Then we repeated the rolling process to apply the bacon weave, and put it on the grill.

    After roughly two hours at 275-300°F, and then a brief and very flamey searing, this is what it looks like.

    Then we cut into it.

    Ready to eat! (Notice smoke ring.)

    It was pretty tasty, but I think next time I'll use twice the mushrooms, and they'll be portobello mushrooms instead of button mushrooms.
  2. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great [​IMG]   [​IMG]
  3. dj mishima

    dj mishima Meat Mopper

    Good job!
  4. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks really yummy to me!

  5. snorkelinggirl

    snorkelinggirl Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What a fantastic looking fatty!  Great job!

  6. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It is hard to believe it is your first fatty, looks perfect!
  7. dgilley

    dgilley Fire Starter

    Very well done.  I really like the stufifngs and have to try that for my first fatty.
  8. zahlgren

    zahlgren Smoking Fanatic

  9. Looks awesome!
  10. redneck69

    redneck69 Smoking Fanatic

    nice step by step to help the new people out...that fatty looks great!!  its been awhile since i've done one so i'm thinking a cini/apple fatty will be in the works tomorrow morning
  11. gregcopeland

    gregcopeland Newbie

    Looks Great! The searing at the end is the key. I do mine 8X8 on the weave. Also, give a thought to useing Cheese Sticks, or, cut up a Block into sticks. I find that Shreaded Cheese melts away some and that the Sticks are heartier. Also, I throw Bacon Bits in the center. Mine are a Pork on Pork Crime. LOL...
  12. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Success!  Very tasty lookin' fatty...Nice job!  [​IMG]
  13. Nice lookin Fatty! Thumbs Up
  14. Either I can't read or I am missing something [​IMG] You put in a pound each of turkey, pork and beef. Then you rolled out a pound of the mix, did you make 3 fatties? Sorry if this seems like a dumb question, Since I only see 1 fattie I am wondering what happened with the other 2 pounds of meat.

    Again sorry for sounding dumb but I am looking to try my first fattie soon and am trying to soak up as much info as I can.
  15. kryinggame

    kryinggame Smoking Fanatic

    Congrats, very nicely done!
  16. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit

    Wow! Looks good!  I made one with the same vegetables as you just used green Peppers and everything was raw.  The mushrooms did shrink quite a bit and will try large slices and/or baby portabellas.  The two bricks made a good firebox.  Did you smoke with any wood?
  17. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit

    Sticks and chunks of cheese sound great.  I've been using slices.  I do the 8 strips of bacon one way and whatever is left in the 1lb. package the other way for the weave.  Which probably comes out to 7 or 8.
  18. sgtmonte

    sgtmonte Fire Starter

    Wow, that looks amazing

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