The BBQ Fattie is one of the little secrets bbq pro's learn along the way and I'd like to share it with you now. Good BBQ is all about technique. You can basically mix together any combo of ingredients for the filling that sounds good and as long as your technique is right it will come out perfect.
What you will need:
1 pound pork sausage or ground beef.
Any ground meat will work but these two are the most flavorful and will not dry out.
8 ounces of cream cheese.
1/2-3/4 cup of your favorite shredded cheese. I typically use cheddar.
1 roasted chili pepper, seeded and chopped.
1 tbs of honey.
1 clove of fresh garlic, minced.
your favorite BBQ rub.
Step 1: The Filling
The filling for the Fattie can be as basic or as sophisticated as you want. I will show you a rather basic filling. Don't worry! It will still knock your socks off.
In a small mixing bowl add cream cheese, roasted chopped pepper (pictured is a home grown Anaheim chili), half of the shredded cheese, honey, minced garlic and bbq rub to taste. Stir until mixture is combined. The cream cheese can be softened in the microwave for 30-45 seconds or left on the counter for an hour.
Cover with plastic wrap and set aside while you prepare the meat.