So, yes, this was VERY good. Think of a bacon covered meatloaf, that is made with pork, instead of other meats. What it boils down to, that is what this is. So, a few thoughts. First, don’t use a salt-based rub. I didn’t plan on it, but unfortunately, when I was putting this together, I forgot about the rub, so I grabbed some spices out of the cabinet, and one of the spice mixtures I used was salty. In the future, I will not use a rub mix with salt in it.
So, one item I did differently, was put a stripe of applesauce down one strip, to try it. I thought that the applesauce would be good. Unfortunately, after I pulled it out… I forgot to try to find that slice… and never got to try it. And this went FAST. A friend made some Pillsbury rolls to put this on. They were the right size, and WOW, they made it complete.
I had it on the grill for about 3 hours. I used a gas grill. All three burners were turned up, to sear one side. I then cranked the one on one side down to nothing. I pulled the “flavorizor bar” off one, and put chunks of hickory on it, to add smoke. The grill’s heat sensor was running about 280 the whole time. In the middle, I rolled it over, Since the heat was coming from one end, I turned it twice, to make sure both sides were well cooked. I had thought about adding cheese or something, but couldn’t figure out, off hand, how to add it.