Pizza Fatty for Football

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by disco, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Last weekend, my football team, the BC Lions, were playing in the Canadian Football League quarter finals. A buddy came over and we watched a couple of games while smoking a Pizza Fatty. The Pizza Fatty was good. The game was bad. The Lions had their posteriors kicked. Sigh.

    Of course, you can't watch a game without snacks. I went for a charcuterie plate, a cheese plate and crackers. The meats are capicollo, Bears snack logs and home made pastrami cut thick. The cheeses are Extra old cheddar, old cheddar, Irish mild edam, and garlic herbed cheese.


    Between games we put the fatty together. The toppings were homemade pizza sauce, chopped pepperoni, green pepper mushrooms, capicollo and mozarella cheese.


    I put two pounds of lean ground beef in a one gallon Ziplock bag with the corners cut out. I rolled it out evenly and cut the bag off.




    I turned the beef out onto wax paper and put the topping on leaving space around the edges to seal the fatty when rolled.




    Using the wax paper to help, I rolled the fatty and sealed the seam and edges.



    Next I made my bacon weave.




    I put the fatty on the weave and rolled it up.


    Onto a rack an into the Bradley for 3 hours at 230 F over pecan smoke.




    Sliced it up and served it with salad, coleslaw and rolls.





    The Verdict:

    This was my first pizza fatty and I really enjoyed it. I would add more pizza sauce next time and would put some pizza seasonings in the beef. I will be making it again despite the trauma of eating it after the Lions were humiliated!

    Disco
     
    dirtsailor2003 and crazymoon like this.
  2. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    Outstanding job and pictures.
     
  3. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the kind words Bear. 

    Disco
     
  4. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Good looking fattie and excellent food porn pics ! [​IMG]
     
  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice of you to say so CM. Thanks.

    Disco
     
  6. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome fattie.

    What do you think about putting sauce on the outside before wrappin in bacon?
     
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Adam. 

    Your ideas sounds brilliant. I will have to try it and claim it was my idea!

    Disco
     
  8. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I dont care if you claim it.      [​IMG]

    I just wonder if it would affect the bacon getting crispy.
     
  9. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    With the slow cooking time to reduce the sauce, I wouldn't think so. I will give it a try next time.
     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man I seem to be missing all the great smokes lately! Nice fatty, great tutorial Disco!

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2014
  11. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Theres nothing wrong with that Disco! Nice work!
     
  12. donr

    donr Smoking Fanatic

    I might just serve some extra sauce on the side for dipping.

    If you like Italian sausage (hot or not) you could mix the spices into the ground beef before rolling to give it that flavor without the heart attack.
     
  13. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, for the points, Case. It was tasty.
    Thanks, BT. We did enjoy it.
    Thanks for the good ideas! Next fatty!

    Disco
     
  14. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Disco, great looking Pizza Fatty and great step by step pictures!

    Smokin Monkey �
     
  15. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the kind words, SM.

    Disco
     

  16. Disco,

    First off that is a MASTERPIECE in my opinion and now I'm starving and MUST try this soon. Can you tell me how many packs of bacon you used? My guess is two packages... I am also trying to figure out the whole weave of the bacon and how long it should be to actually roll the meat log (for lack of a better term) in the bacon weave.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Tony
     
  17. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I only used one pack but I used every slice. 

    The size of my weave depends on the length of the bacon slices. I lay one slice down and lay cross pieces on it until I cover the whole slice. I have done a weave that is as little as seven by seven and one that is nine by nine. This one was eight by eight and was perfect. 

    If you get short bacon and it is only seven by seven, don't worry if it doesn't wrap all the way around the fatty. As long as the gap is on the bottom, no one will notice.

    Trust me, the weave is easy. Just do a square one and whatever size it turns out will be fine.

    Make everyone happy and get lots of feedback. Do a post of your fatty with pictures!

    Disco
     

Share This Page