Smoking My first Meatloaf ?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by jimmy, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. This is probably a dumb question, but, I'm going to ask it anyway. Do you smoke the meatloaf in the dish or, directly on the grill?
  2. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I use a vegetable tray, that way I get the maximum amount of smoke penetration from below. It also keeps the bottom from getting soggy from sitting in its own juices.

    That said I've seen people use a pan and it still comes out great.

    Smoked meatloaf is an awesome meal.

    Atatched is a pic of the tray I use.
  3. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    when i smoke a meatloaf........i use a pan that is used for cooking pizza's in the oven........alum. with LOTS of holes in it..........

    i make sure to spray it first with the loaf won't stick

    here is the pan i use.........i have two fatties and abts on it now

  4. Thanks Ron 50!
  5. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Best wishes on the meatloaf they are great smoked. The trays are very nice to smoke in. If you do not have one you can drill holes in a foil pan and it will work also.[​IMG]
  6. Thanks for all the great ideas! This site is awesome!! My wife frowned when I mentioned smoked meatloaf, hopefully I can get her to try it.
  7. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I use this veggie cooker available at Lowe's. You need to put it in something. Meatloaf tends to fall apart if you don't.
  8. raypeel

    raypeel Meat Mopper

    My wife loves meatloaf and frowned when I told her is was going to smoke one. She loved it when she tried it.
  9. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here is a couple I made over a pizza pan ... yummy!
    It's time I made some more ....

  10. kingfish

    kingfish Newbie

    How about some details on this one--type of meat, cooking temp, finish temp, etc... This looks exactly like I like my meatloaf.

  11. When i made my first one I put it on a flat pan for about the first hour then just set it on the grate. It stuck together then. My fiance is not really big intpo meatloaf or smoking and she really liked it. Itr wa very moist. I pulled it off at about 160
  12. pescadero

    pescadero Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    You are getting good info here. My opinion is that you want a pan or plate with holes, as the others have said. You will be glad you did. I have a couple just like those that have been posted. They work great.

    And, I think the minute your wife tastes your dish, she will be hooked. That's the good news. Bad news is that you will have to share!! [​IMG]

  13. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I cut some wooden boards the size I wanted. I cover them with aluminum foil put the meatloaf on top, smoke, and cook. I then remove the meatloaf and throw the foil away and the planks are ready for the next time. No cleanup and I like that. Here they are on a tray after removing from my smoker. See photo below:

  14. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    For a second there I thought you were talking about the Ozark hillbilly way of smoking carp - nail it to an oak board, smoke it, throw the carp away, eat the board. [​IMG]
  15. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This one was a while ago ... used butcher ground beef with an every day recipe ... onions, eggs, peppers, bread crumbs, garlic, worscestershire, and seasonings ... internal was 160º
    Topped at the end with ketchup or BBQ sauce ... don't remember now.
    Rested a few minutes before slicing.
    Hope that helps.

    Edit: Found original post ... check out entry 9 ....
  16. kingfish

    kingfish Newbie

    That will do it thanks much!!

  17. cheesehead

    cheesehead Fire Starter

    I use the expanded aluminum mesh grill toppers you can get a wally world on the cheap at times. Can reuse them if you don't destroy them.

  18. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I use an aluminum throw-away pan, with holes poked in it.

    My wife doesn't like smoked meatloaf. She believes meatloaf should be cooked in the oven. I am going to make another one soon, and she doesn't have to eat any of it.
  19. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Chris if she doesn't want it I'd me more then happy to have her portion, lol.

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