Smoked Meatloaf & Mac n Cheese w/ QView

Discussion in 'Beef' started by biged92, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. Had some spare time this weekend, so I thought I would smoke up some meatloaf and mac n cheese.  I always loved this combo on a cool day.  Here are some rough instructions on what I did.

    For the meatloaf I used the following,

      *  2 lbs 80/20 ground beef

      *  1 lb homemade italian sausge

      *  1 cup chopped red onion

      *  3 to 5 cloves of garlic (chopped)

      *  2 sm cans of diced mild green chili's

      *  2 eggs

      *  1 tbsp Johnny's French Dip Au Jus concentrate

      *  1 cup of italian bread crumbs

      *  1 tbsp BPS Little Louie's Garlic Seasoning

    I added each of the ingredients one at a time until everything is mixed together.


    I then split the mixture in half, and place them is bread tins lined with cellophane so they would stick to when I placed them on the rack.  I got this idea from Malcom Reed and his website


    I cooked the meatloaf's on my Traeger Lil Tex using cherry pellets (for both the Traeger and A-Maze-N Tube Smoker), and set to 300 degrees.  Just before I placed the meat on the cooker I sprinkled the top of the meat wit a little Simply Marvelous Peppered Cow.


    The mac n cheese is pretty simply.  I made a basic bechamel sauce, 2 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp all purpose flour, and 2 cups heavy cream.  I then added 1 lb of grated sharp cheddar, and 1 lb grated mild cheddar to the hot bechamel until the cheese was completely melted and incorporated.  I then mixed 1 lb elbow macaroni with the cheese sauce, placed it in a disposable half pan, and topped it with a mixture of 1 cup panko bread crumbs, 1/4 cup melted butter, and tsp smoked paprika.  I placed the mac n cheese in the smoker with the meatloaf for 30 min.


    A pic of the glazed meatloaf and mac n cheese ready to be pulled off the smoker.


    The finished product.


    Both the meatloaf and mac n cheese turned out great.


    Thanks for taking a look.  Hope everyone has a great week.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 24, 2016
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  2. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang it man that looks great - Nice job  [​IMG]

    A full smoker is a happy smoker

    DS
     
     
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  3. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice!!!
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice smoke! Glad to see someone else trust that the meat loaf won't fall through a rack!

    POINTS!!!!
     
  5. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Great job Big Ed.  Meatloaf and M&C are two of my favorites.

    POINT!
     
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    They both look mighty tasty. Mac & cheese is a favorite of mine, but I've never smoked it. I'm going to do that very soon. Nice smoke ring on the meatloaf!
     
  7. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That does look good I could probably omit the onion in the loaf.the mac & cheese would not last long.

    Richie

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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016
  8. I'm working in Angola right now and I could sure use some of that. Points.
     
  9. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Big Ed,

    In your Mac & Cheese did you cook your mac before adding it to the recipe?  I know that some folks make M & C with uncooked pasta and so I am curious about your method.
     
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  10. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great,a very nice filling meal.:drool
     
  11. One Eyed Jack,

    The pasta was cooked to al dente before adding it to the cheese mixture.  Roughly 7.5 minutes.
     
  12. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Thanks Ed.  [​IMG]
     
  13. [​IMG]

    Nice Job!!!!

    We Love Smoked Mac and Cheese at the ranch and who does not like a good meat loaf. Mrs OS makes her's with a combo of meats (usually two to four meats)

    Keep on smokin,

    OS
     
  14. ragilmore

    ragilmore Newbie SMF Premier Member

    You have made my day, will try the meatloaf and mac n cheese. Really looks good. Showed to my wife who normally makes both and now I have my chance thanks to you.

    Dick
     
  15. I am a HUGE fan of meatloaf and this one looks amazing!   Thanks for taking the time to share both recipe and pictures!   Awesome job!!! 
     
  16. jay6896

    jay6896 Fire Starter

    This looks fantastic! Thanks for going into everything ... this NEEDS to happen in my smoker soon.

    Jay
     
  17. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I love smoked meat loaf.  Never having smoked mac and cheese, I gotta say that looks waaaaaay too good not to try.

    Gary
     
  18. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I must be getting old.  Forgot to leave some POINTS behind.  There, fixed that

    Gary
     
  19. Smoked Mac and Cheese....it is the only way to have it...at least in my opinion from the first time i tried it. smoked BBQ beans are a winner as well.

    Keep On Smokin,

    Tom
     
  20. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Big Ed, this smoke is a thing of beauty.

    Points for a great meal.

    Disco
     

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