Smoked Ham and Cheese Fatty

I am not sure if you remember the Bacon Cheeseburger Fatty I posted last month that I smoked in my Bradley Electric Smoker. It was killer.

Seriously.

The wonderful thing about a fatty is that they scream for experimentation. A fatty is great if it is basic and just the meat, but there are so many options and you can mix with the meat that the possibilities are endless.

Some of the the ingredients I have stuffed a fatty:

  • olives and mozzarella
  • jalapenos and monterey jack
  • mushrooms
  • ham and pineapple
  • and more!

Today’s fatty is stuffed with ham and cream cheese. I also mixed some sauteed onions and peppers to enhance the flavour even more. The end result was dynamite! It was great on its own and also great on a slider bun!

Directions along with photos:

In a skillet, melt the butter and cook the diced onion and pepper until tender. Cool to room temperature. Mix the onion and pepper mixture with the ground pork and spice rub (spice rub recipe found here).

Spread the meat mixture into an 8×10 inch rectangle.

Lay a couple slices of ham in the middle of the rectangle. place the cream cheese on the ham.

Use the other two slices of ham to wrap around and seal the cream cheese.

Roll up the fatty so that the cheese and ham is completely surrounded by the pork mixture.

Smoke the fatty in a smoker set to 250F for about 2 1/2 hours. brush with bbq sauce when there is about 1 hour of smoking time remaining. Remove when the internal temperature is at 165F.

Slice and eat!

Smoked Ham and Cheese Fatty

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Smoked fatty done in the Bradley electric smoker. Ground pork or sausage meat with peppers and onions stuffed with ham and cream cheese and brushed with bbq sauce.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced pepper
  • 1 tbsp Steve's BBQ rub
  • 1 pound ground pork or sausage meat
  • 4 slices of ham lunchmeat
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup bbq sauce

Instructions

  • In a skillet, melt the butter and cook the diced onion and pepper until tender. Cool to room temperature. Mix the onion and pepper mixture with the ground pork and spice rub (spice rub recipe found here). Spread the meat mixture into an 8x10 inch rectangle.
  • Lay a couple slices of ham in the middle of the rectangle. place the cream cheese on the ham. Use the other two slices of ham to wrap around and seal the cream cheese.
  • Roll up the fatty so that the cheese and ham is completely surrounded by the pork mixture. Smoke the fatty in a smoker set to 250F for about 2 1/2 hours. brush with bbq sauce when there is about 1 hour of smoking time remaining. Remove when the internal temperature is at 165F.

 

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  • Any problems with it (the meat) falling apart in the smoker? I’ve often thought to try mixing veggies and such in the meat itself but have always been afraid it would come apart while smoking.

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    • I have never had a problem with it falling apart and there have been times I have put a fair amount of chopped veggies in the meat mixture. I do the same with my meatloaf and they do not fall apart. Hope you enjoy it! The veggies do add some wonderful flavour to the fatty.

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  • WOW! I love this…. it looks fantastic. I am going to try this somehow. 🙂

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  • Love it!!

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  • Mm, this looks incredible, Steve! I especially love the Ham and Pineapple in this!!

    XOXO
    http://TheSquishyMonster.com

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  • Where the heck have I been … I don’t remember the fatty … However, this looks so dadgum amazing 🙂

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  • I must have been living under a rock – what the heck is a fatty? LOL

    It sounds wonderful!!

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  • I have the recipe for the standard fatty, however, your recipe here does seem a little bit more rounded with the chunks of veggies in there. Also, omitting the bacon wrap and putting ham on the inside does put a lighter spin on things as well. I guess you can say this fatty is not so fatty when you look at the bacon covered original- Well done!

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