A meatloaf kind of Saturday evening

Discussion in 'Beef' started by one eyed jack, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Been thinking meatloaf for several months now as it's been way too long since I did the last one.

    Decided on trying Jeff's beef and pork loaf recipe and followed it fairly closely.

    http://www.smoking-meat.com/october-2-2014-smoked-beef-and-pork-meatloaf-muffins

    I threw a nice size Jalapeno in with the rest of the vegies.

    I used my 22 inch Weber kettle for this smoke and maintained an average of 235* for three hours.  Pulled at 160* internal and let her rest for 15 minutes before cutting.

    This is without a doubt the best meatloaf I have ever put in my mouth and will try it again.  There may be room for improvement, after all. 

    Jalapeno, celery, onion, carrot, and garlic.  (Love garlic.  Could have used more).


    Saute'd veg-ables.


    Where's the beef?


    Egg binder.


    Loaf ready to meet the smoker.


    Kettle set up indirect.  Frog mat to spread the load.  (Keep the loaf from melting through the grate).


    Into the smoke bath.


    First peak.  IT is 150*


    I mixed up a couple Tablespoons of Sweet Baby Rays and a couple of a rib glaze that I make up.  Mopped the loaf 4 times between 150* and 160*


    I put the loaf in the drip pan, covered with alum foil and let her rest for 15 minutes before cutting.  Here she is on the chopping block.


    Sliced.  No plate up pics cause I went into a feeding frenzy when I got these slices cut.  Passed out in a meatloaf stupor.

    I will probably tweak this recipe a little bit.  Might try it again this weekend.  Really am carried away with this loaf.

    Thanks for looki'n.

     
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking meatloaf, nice smoke! Think it's time for a loaf, Nope make that two loafs so there's leftover for meatloaf sandwees!

    POINTS!
     
  3. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    OEJ, Nice looking loaf, I will have to try that.[​IMG]
     
  4. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    I don't like to let my meat loaf but that looks great!

    Points as well!!!
     
  5. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Great idea on making two at a time.  I do have a bit of loaf leftover, but it will go pretty quickly.  It wouldn't have been that much more work to build two.

    Thanks for looking and the point.  [​IMG]
    Thanks Moon.  It is a good recipe.  Would have turned out a perfectly edible loaf followed to a "T".

    Thanks for the point.  [​IMG]
    Thanks for checking it out, and the point, WR.  [​IMG]   Having gotten it to this stage;  This meat won't get much rest.  [​IMG]
     
  6. That thing is beautiful, Nice Job

    gary
     
  7. aceoky

    aceoky Smoking Fanatic

    That is one impressive meatloaf!

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2015
  8. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Thank you sir.  I appreciate it.
     
  9. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Thanks for the compliment and the point Aceoky.  I think that Jeff's recipe is a keeper.  I probably will play with it a little but it's pretty good right put of the box.
     
  10. aceoky

    aceoky Smoking Fanatic

    You're very welcome, thank you for sharing that Q with all of us here!
     
  11. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    My pleasure.  [​IMG]
     
  12. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That is the first sausage meat loaf I seen like it, Nice job I may try that without the onions. [​IMG]
     
  13. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Thank you Tropics.  I can recommend the recipe with or without the onions.  Min wound up just about 50 / 50 grnd beef and Sausage.It is the first time that I have added sausage to the loaf and I think that it helps a lot.  Very moist loaf and it bumps the flavor way up, to my mind.

    Best luck with your loaf.  [​IMG]
     
  14. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That, Sir, is a great looking meal.

    [​IMG]

    Disco
     
  15. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I love your loaf man! Points!
     
  16. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Thanks for the kind words, and the point, Disco.  As good as it was after the rest, the sandwiches have been truly memorable.
     
  17. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Thanks for your encouragement Timberjet, and the point.  Thanks for looking and taking the time to comment.  [​IMG]
     
  18. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Outstanding!!!   Great smoke!
     
  19. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Thanks for checking it out Wes.  I smoked another loaf today just to make sure that the first one wasn't a "fluke".  I am comfortable recommending Jeff's recipe.  It's a good-un.
     
  20. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oh man that sure do look good.
     

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