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Meatloaf Extravaganza

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I bought my husband a smoker for his birthday and I think I'm enjoying using it just as much as he is. I decided to make meatloaf .... I mean A LOT of dang meatloaf. My intentions are to have a great dinner tonight, but also package most of it with the foodsaver and freeze it so we have easy lunches and weeknight dinners.

 

Started out with 5 lbs of ground beef, 1 lb of spicy sausage, 1lb of regular sausage and 1lb of ground turkey and 4lbs of bacon. Added diced onions, garlic and green pepper, eggs and spices and I was able to make four 2 lb Bacon Wrapped Meatloaves.

 

Check it out:

 

In the mixing bowl:

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Bacon weave with cajun spices, bbq sauce and ketchup

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We agreed that next time it need more ketchup than this:

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These three were done the same way ... the 4th one was stuffed with cheese:

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We LOVE this smoker:

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Wonderful meatloaf!! 2 of them had to stay in a touch longer to crisp up the bacon, but these these  were perfect!

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Had them with creamed spinach and mashed cauliflower. Great way to start football season right.

 

 

 

post #2 of 4

Hello Donna

The meatloaf does look reall good . Congratulations

post #3 of 4

The meatloaves look great and I think it's cool you caught the Smoking Bug! I wish my wife would join me on a smoke but she just says, "I married a Chef and have 2 Daughter's in Culinary school! Why would I EVER go in the kitchen, or sit in the sun all day by the Smoker?" There's Logic staring you in the face!th_dunno-1[1].gif...JJ

post #4 of 4

Great job with the meatloaf!

 

It looks delicious!

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