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How To Smoke A Fatty, BBQ Sausage Recipe Edition

For those who don’t barbecue, call grilling, barbecuing, or have an affinity for non-clogged arteries, you may have never heard of a sausage fatty. Basically, a fatty is bacon, wrapped around breakfast sausage, wrapped around cheese and other goodness. That’s as American as it gets.

The beauty of smoking a fatty (and yes, that’s how you say it) is it’s really quick by BBQ standards. You can go from the fridge to fully smoked in 2-3 hours. A few people have asked me how to do it, so here are the steps to BBQ a sausage fatty.

1. Put breakfast sausage into a 1 gallon ziplock style bag. Any sausage will do, but I like to use Italian flavored.

2. Seal the bag and roll the sausage out flat with a rolling pin.

3. Cut the top of the ziplock off and transfer the sausage to wax paper.

4. Add the cheese (I’d recommend using 6 slices. 9 was too cheesy).

5. Add additional goodness. This could be sautéed mushrooms or onions, spinach, really anything you think would make for a good stuffing.

6. Roll up the sausage fatty using the wax paper then transfer to cling wrap and wind tight.

7. Make a bacon weave on wax paper. Not only does this look cool, but it’s very simple to do. (I prefer the thick cut bacon in a 6×6 grid.)

8. Unwrap sausage fatty from Step 6 and wrap with bacon weave. Then move from wax paper to cling wrap and roll tight.

9. Allow the fatty to refrigerate for at least a couple of hours and up to an entire day. Then, unwrap and place on your smoker.

10. Allow to smoke for 2-3 hours at 200 – 250 degrees F. You’re looking for the sausage to get to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Once it hits this temp, you’re done. Remove from the smoker.

Allow to cool. Cut up into discs. Serve.

Total prep time is about 30 minutes then a couple of hours on the smoker. A BBQ fatty is about the easiest way to get started using your smoker.

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