Intro: How to Make a Bacon Wrapped, Stuffed Fattie
We're going to show you how to make a bacon wrapped, stuffed fattie. It may take about another 5-10 minutes prep time , but the end result is well worth it. If you are a pork lover, then this one is for you, though I'm sure your cardiologist would not agree.You can make a fattie with beef or pork, and you can fill it with basically whatever you want. So if you have a good imagination, anything is possible.
Step 1: Ingredients
2 lbs thick cut bacon
2 lbs ground meat of your choice. We used Italian sausage for this Instructable.
2 fried chicken strips. (leftovers)
8 oz. favorite cheese. We used colby jack.
1-1 1/2 Idaho potatoes
1 red onion
3 cloves garlic
Your favorite bbq sauce. we used Sweet Baby Ray's
Your favorite dry rub.
You will also need:
Step 2: Prep
First we did the bacon basket weave. Depending on your fattie, you will need between 10 and 20 pieces of bacon. We used a 10x10. Lay out plastic wrap, and basket weave the bacon. Cut up and fry remaining bacon for filling. Chop up chicken into bite sized pieces. We used leftover chicken from the night before. this ingredient is optional. Cut the potatoes like you would for hash browns, and put in water to keep from turning. Chop the onion, and mince the garlic. Flatten 2 lbs of sausage on wax paper, about a half inch thick. Evenly coat the sausage with dry rub, and a lite coating of bbq sauce. Then pile on the fried bacon, fried chicken, onion, garlic, potatoes, then cover with shredded cheese. Use the wax paper to help roll into a tight log. From the end, it should look like a spiral. Pinch the ends closed, then carefully place meat log onto edge of bacon basket weave. using the plastic wrap, carefully roll the bacon weave onto the log, until it is completely covered. twist off ends of plastic wrap and place in fridge for at least an hour to set. We left it in overnight.
Step 3: SMOKING a FATTIE
Before placing the fattie in the smoker, cover with dry rub. Set smoker between 225 and 250 degrees. add your favorite smoking wood, we used mesquite. Place the fattie in the smoker, and smoke for 1 hour per inch in diameter, or until internal temp is 170 degrees. 10-15 minutes before pulling out of the smoker, you can add a coating of bbq sauce. We added sauce after cut. Let it sit for about ten minutes before cutting into it to allow it to set. Then cut, devour, and enjoy your fattie!
Step 4: Customize Your Fattie
You can make your fattie with anything you think sounds good. Use whatever kind of meat you want, and put whatever you want on the inside. So it is perfect for those picky eaters that come over for a bbq.