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Smoked Breakfast Fatty

Our Cheese and Hashbrown Stuffed Breakfast Fatty takes crispy, fresh has browns, loads them with cheese, then rolls all of that up inside breakfast sausage before wrapping the WHOLE thing in bacon. Then it hits the pellet grill until it is cooked through and the bacon is crisp for a wood-fired breakfast fatty that you won’t soon forget!

Smoked Breakfast Fatty

Breakfast Fatty

If you know much about the famed breakfast fatty, you know that most of them have eggs INSIDE of the whole situation. However, as a big fan of the runny yolk that didn’t sound like my idea of a good time, so we skipped that part and served slices of our breakfast fatty topped with a fried egg on some fresh Butter Swim Biscuits

Perfect.

This particular breakfast fatty is stuffed with crispy hash browns and cheese, which are rolled inside of breakfast sausage, and then the whole thing is covered in an epic bacon weave. Then it hits the smoker until the bacon is crisp, gets sliced, topped with an over-easy egg, and all of that goes inbetween a fresh, hot biscuit.

Want to include a sweeter note in your breakfast? Try these Homemade Raspberry Muffins!

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Smoked Breakfast Fatty

What is a bbq fatty?

A “fatty” in the bbq world consists of ground meat that is pressed out into a flat rectangle which is then topped with whatever kinds of toppings you’d like, rolled up jelly-roll style, and then the newly formed log of meat and stuffing items is wrapped in a bacon weave and grilled until it is all cooked through and crispy on the outside. 

There are some REALLY unique fatty recipes out there too. Check out this Mac and Cheese Fatty from Girl Carnivore, the Bacon Cheese Fatty from The Black Peppercorn, and the Green Chile Pork Fatty from Hey Grill, Hey for some killer, unique, non-breakfast versions of this popular bbq dish.

Not in the mood for a fatty? Try this Steak and Potato Breakfast Hash for a great breakfast option!

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Smoked Breakfast Fatty

Breakfast Fatty Shopping List

  • Pork breakfast sausage
  • Hashbrowns
  • Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Eggs (for frying and servings alongside or on top)

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Smoked Breakfast Fatty

How to make a breakfast fatty on the Traeger

  1. Preheat your grill to 250°.
  2. Make your bacon weave on top of a sheet of plastic wrap and set aside.
  3. Lay down plastic wrap, and pat out breakfast sausage into approximately a 6×6 square.
  4. Layer the hashbrowns and cheese over the top and press gently.
  5. Roll the sausage up, like a cinnamon roll, into a log.
  6. Using the plastic wrap, carefully move the sausage roll onto the bacon weave, and roll off the plastic wrap so it is on top of the bacon. 
  7. Wrap the bacon weave around the fatty, and either tie with butcher’s twine to keep it together or place it carefully on a sheet of non-stick foil (removing the plastic wrap) and place it on the grill.
  8. Cook, turning periodically until the internal temp is 165° and the bacon is crisp.
  9. Remove, let sit for 10 minutes, and then slice and serve.

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Tips for a perfect breakfast fatty

Breakfast fatties are pretty easy to make if you follow some simple tips that’ll save you some frustration. 

  1. Make sure your hashbrowns are cooked, but cold when you put them on the pork. If you put hot hashbrowns on there it is going to make it harder for the whole thing to stay together. 
  2. Move it carefully. You don’t want it to fall apart after it is rolled up. If it DOES though, you can always just cook it into a hash – so all is not lost!
  3. Bacon weaves are an art. If you want tips to make a great one, check out this great post from The Barbecue Bible!

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Smoked Breakfast Fatty

What’s the best grill to use for this recipe?

We have used mainly pellet grills for our smoking/grilling for the last several years. Those include a couple of Traegers, a Camp Chef Woodwind, a Louisiana Vertical Pellet Smoker, and a Rec Tec Bullseye.

If you don’t have a pellet grill, you can cook this on any other kind of smoker or any other kind of grill over indirect heat. Use the same temperatures, or as close as you can get to it anyway, and a smoke tube would not hurt either if you are using a propane grill to make this recipe.

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Smoked Breakfast Fatty

What’s the best way to serve a breakfast fatty?

You can serve these sliced on their own, or make an epic breakfast sandwich with some of my Butter Swim Biscuits and a fried egg. 

You could also serve with some Baked Blueberry Brioche French Toast, Traeger Grilled French Toast, or Blueberry Pancakes too!

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Smoked Breakfast Fatty

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Smoked Breakfast Fatty
Yield: 6 servings

Smoked Breakfast Fatty

Breakfast Fatty with Hashbrowns and Cheese

Breakfast Sausage topped with crispy hashbrowns and cheese before being rolled up, wrapped in a bacon weave, and then smoked on the pellet grill until everything is cooked and the bacon is crisp.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound breakfast sausage
  • 2 cups prepared hashbrowns
  • 1 cup shredded Colby jack cheese
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 tablespoon rub (recommendations below in the notes)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your pellet grill to 250°, following factory directions. If you are using another type of grill, make sure you are cooking over indirect heat.
  2. Using the whole pound of bacon, make your bacon weave on top of a sheet of plastic wrap and set aside. Follow these instructions if you aren't sure how to make a bacon weave.
  3. Lay down the plastic wrap and pat out the breakfast sausage into approximately a 6x6 square.
  4. Layer the hashbrowns and cheese over the top and press gently.
  5. Roll the sausage up, like a cinnamon roll, into a log.
  6. Using the plastic wrap, carefully move the sausage roll onto the bacon weave, and roll off the plastic wrap so it is on top of the bacon. 
  7. Wrap the bacon weave around the fatty, and either tie with butcher's twine to keep it together or place it carefully on a sheet of non-stick foil (removing the plastic wrap) and place it on the grill.
  8. Cook, turning periodically until the internal temp is 165° and the bacon is crisp.
  9. Remove, let sit for 10 minutes, and then slice and serve.

Notes

My Everything Rub would be great to sprinkle over this breakfast fatty! If you don't want to make a rub, something like this Sweet Heat from The Spice Guy would be amazing!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 877Total Fat: 66gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 41gCholesterol: 157mgSodium: 2430mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 46g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.

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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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