First meat loaf.

Discussion in 'Beef' started by c farmer, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wanted to try a meat loaf in the mini.

    Cant use eggs as a binder so I used a pan with holes.



    My little 1 lb'er


    The mini in her winter gear.


    Took about 1 hour at 350 to get IT of 165.


    With waffle fries.  I love them.


    This was my first helping.

    Thanks for looking.
     
  2. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great to me?

    But?

    The cold sandwiches are my favorite!

    You will eat well!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  3. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks fantastic C.  Wheres the ketchup? I'm with venture   Sammies for lunch!

    b
     
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ketchup came after the pics. Thought I was the only one that used it on meatloaf.

    Thanks B.
     
  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sammies for lunch tomorrow.

    Thanks Merv.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2014
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Adam. I don't use egg in our meatloaf as a binder. Quinoa works great and adds a bit more texture. Another option is to use mashed taters. I don't use a pan when going into the smoker. Straight on the grate. If you're really worried about it, shape just like a fatty in Saran first. Heck wrap it in bacon..
     
  7. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Case, I didn't have a binder so I used a pan. My son is allergic to eggs. Will look into Quinoa.

    Not really worried about the shape of it. The bacon sounds good but might be too much like a fattie.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2014
  8. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great I was going to suggest Breadcrumbs but they may have egg in them also?? 
     
  9. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yea I don't know if they have eggs in them or not.  I will look next time.
     
  10. I like to put mine in little individual ball servings and put them in a cupcake pan and put that in the smoker or oven...my fav meatloaf is bacon cheeseburger...fabulous...
     
  11. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like to use rolled oats as my binder, and adds a nice taste and texture.

    So what is your meatloaf recipe, Obviously I am the only one that uses a bunch of veggies. Mine is Full of juice. I want to try it! Please......

    That smoke ring looks like I'd enjoy it!
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2014
  12. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Great looking meatloaf Adam!  Like Case, I've used mashed potatoes a few times for a binder.  Never tried Foamy's rolled oats, but I'm intrigued...

    Nice Job!  [​IMG]

    Red
     
  13. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Cooked rice, quinoa, taters, cooked barley, all can be used as binders. I never use eggs in mine.

    Kevin I use a bunch of veggies in mine, chopped onion, tomato, bell peppers jalapeños, corn, chopped celery, fresh herbs. Sometimes grated cheese. Sometimes salsa.

    You can form your meatloaf like a fatty. Place your meat lump in Saran and twist to form a log. Put in the fridge or if on a big hurry the freezer to set a bit. You can also line your loaf pan with parcent or wax paper or Saran and do the same thing. Pop it out and put it on the grill. It'll loose a little shape but not to bad.
     
  14. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We make meatballs called porky-pine eggs with rice in ground meat.
     
  15. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks guys, all kinds of Ideas to try.

    I didnt mind using the loaf pan thou.
     
  16. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oh and Paula Deen's basic meatloaf recipes, she must've stole that from my Granny!
     
  17. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I apologize, I just realized I started asking questions without saying how good it looks. I hope you know by asking for the recipe it was a compliment. Supper looks great man, and I like the rest, love a good meatloaf sandwich!
     
  18. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I will have to ask my wife for the recipe, she made it I cooked it.   Team work.

    Thanks Foam, I got the compliment in the post.
     
  19. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Red.

    What kind of texture does the mashed taters add?
     
  20. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking meatloaf. I haven't tried one in the smoker yet but it is on the list.

    I have used many of the suggestions for binders. Another for you to think about is ground up all bran flakes.

    Disco
     

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