Meatloaf for the 4th

Discussion in 'Beef' started by scrollman3, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. I always made my meatloaf on the grill, but never smoked it. Smoked this time. Oh yea, that's yummy. I smoked it with hickory and maple. 4 hours at 250 degrees, the internal 163 when I took it out. Flavor was really good but not much of a smoke ring. maybe 1/8" inch. Was it because the heat was at 250 instead of 220?
     
  2. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes 220º would have been better and take it off at 160º
    Smoke rings are highly overated but nice anyway ... I think the bacon absorbs much of the smoke, but wokrth it for the extra flavor.
    Looks great though!
    How was the moisture level for texture taste wise?
     
  3. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sure looks fantastic scrollman3....nice job!!! Could be that the bacon prevented the smoke ring from being deeper, but as long as the flavor was there, is all that really counts. [​IMG]
     
  4. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Dude, that looks great!!! I really wouldn't worry about a smoke ring. It's how yummy it taste, and from the looks of that meatloaf, I bet it was good.
     
  5. jts70

    jts70 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Scrollman, that looks awesome, good job!
     
  6. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice meatloaf!, yes, i would say the bacon stole your smokering, but it tasted yummy didn't it??[​IMG]
     
  7. The moisture was fine and it tastes really good. I just thought that the smoke would penetrate the ground beef more. Thanks all.
     
  8. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Try it without the bacon next time and see what happens ...... [​IMG]
     
  9. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    if it ain't broke..... well you know. as long as it's good & juicy.
     
  10. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great as is. I see absolutely nothing wrong with your effort. Smoke ring is not my final test of success. Congrats
     
  11. swalker

    swalker Meat Mopper

    Good Looking Meatloaf...Just wondering what receipe you used for the loaf...

    I never have liked baked meatloaf...but once I tried meowey's in my smoker...I am hooked...

    Thanks, Steve
     
  12. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I love meatloaf, I will have bacon on mine next time. That looks great
     
  13. Simple recipe,
    3 lbs. groundbeef
    1 pkg. meatloaf mix
    2 eggs - omit if you like
    1 onion-diced
    1 green pepper-diced
    1 cup 3 cheese bread crumbs or what you like
    1 splash worcestershire sauce
     

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