Reuben Fattie with QView!!!

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by bluto, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. I love a Reuben sammich, my favorite sammich by far, but unfortunately, good ones can be hard to find.
    I love bacon, luckily not hard to find, so naturally, I had to make a Reuben Fattie!

    I bought a whole corned beef flat at Sam's, cubed a little over a pound of it, including about 20% fat.

    Popped it in the freezer for about 30 minutes, then ground it.

    Put it in a gallon ziploc bag, cut the corners, then rolled it out flat and even with a rolling pin.

    Next I took a can of Kruner's Saurkraut and drained it really well, then mixed in about 3/4 cup of Thousand Island Dressing.
    (I mixed it with the kraut in order to prevent it from pooling or running inside the fattie)

    I cut my ziploc along the edges and opened it up, laid in a few slices of baby swiss.

    Then I spread the dressed kraut as evenly across as I could.

    Made my bacon weave.

    Using the opened up ziploc, I rolled it up.

    Using plastic wrap I rolled it like a tootsie roll to get it tight.

    I put it in the fridge while I got the smoker ready, about 45 minutes, then set it on my Q-MATZ. (thanks Todd)

    Smoked with a HOC blend (hickory, oak, cherry) at 275F for about 2 hours, up'd to 400F for 30 minutes to crisp the bacon.

    I let it rest for about 15 minutes before cutting into it.

    Two slices fit perfectly on some Rye-Pumpernickel swirl. YUMMO!

    This is one that I will definitely do again, but next time I will likely just about double the ground corned beef and more swiss, the flavors are great, I just want more corned beef and swiss flavor. Mixing the dressing with the kraut was definitely the right thing to do, both flavors are still there and evenly balanced.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2014
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  2. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    WOW.  Looks amazing!
  3. Looks good!
  4. Gonna have to try this!
  5. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    Great Fatty smoke! That's a new one on me! Great smoke penetration as well. Did it need to go in the oven to crisp up the bacon weave? 
  6. c farmer

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

    Looks like one I need to try.
  7. Thanks bobank03, no oven, I let the smoker heat up to about 400 to crisp up the bacon, it was pretty much spot on with the bacon texture.
  8. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man that is a work of art... I think I found my new screensaver..

  9. What he said!!!

  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yummmmm!!!! Tasty looking Smoke!
  11. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    U owe me a keyboard it didn't survive the drool [​IMG]Thanks for sharing


  12. Ha, thanks all, it was quite tasty, and will definitely be doing it again soon.

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