We were introduced to this one by a friend of ours. Having watched him make this a couple of times I decided to take a stab at it myself. What’s fun about this one is that there are no rules.
How to Grill a Bacon Wrapped “Fatty”
Just take the general principle and turn it into your own. I stuffed this one with Velveeta shells & cheese, but you could stuff it with veggies, cheese or just about anything you want. Next time I think I’ll add some jalapenos.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 1/2 lbs. of thick cut bacon
- 1 lb. ground sausage
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 box of Velveeta Shells & Cheese (or whatever else you’d like to stuff it with)
- BBQ sauce
- Salt & Pepper
Lay down a sheet of wax paper and build a bacon weave using approx. a pack and a half of thick cut bacon. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Take the ground beef and sausage (mixed together) and flatten out on top of bacon. Lay the cooked Velveeta Shells & Cheese (or whatever else sounds good) across the center of meat mixture and form it into a log completely surrounding the Velveeta (not quite big enough to span the weave) and lay it in the center of the bacon weave. Roll it up like a burrito (making sure to tuck in the sides). Sprinkle the top with whatever seasoning you’d like. I used a Hamburger seasoning mixture.
Fire up the ‘ol charcoal grill if you don’t have a smoker (make sure not to go overboard on the amount of coals used so heat stays low enough for a smoking effect to take place). Once coals are hot move them all to one side of grill and add your favorite kind of water soaked wood chips (I used hickory this time). Place the bacon wrapped log on the other end of charcoal grill. Cover.
Grill until meat is fully cooked, adding a couple briquettes and wood chips as needed (no need to flip the fatty). I cooked mine for about a hour and a half to two hours. Baste with BBQ sauce 10-15 mins. prior to pulling of grill. Enjoy!