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Meatloaf-N-Taters Throw-Down Sunday

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

Okay the trout wasn't originally part of this meal idea but at less than $4.00/lbs. I couldn't pass it up.  I've been toying around with meatloaf for some time now being overwhelmed by italian styles and disappointed by lipton soup mix loaves (mostly from the in-laws, lol) I've finally developed a recipe I'm happy with, which means it was time to throw it in the smoker with some taters to be mashed on the side!  This was all done with pecan wood, which is my personal favorite.


The trout was marinated in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and dill weed at room temperature for 1 hour.




Next comes the potatoes; rubbed with olive oil, salt, and chipotle chile powder




Finally the meatloaf; I'll let 'yall be the judges of it by the recipe below.  In the future I hope to have a cast iron loaf pan instead of the disposable aluminum one shown.





Homestyle Meatloaf



1.25 lbs. lean ground beef

0.33 lbs. plain ground pork sausage

1 and 1/3 cups rolled oats

1 small onion, finely chopped

6 garlic cloves, pressed

2 eggs

1/3 cup milk

1 6 oz. can tomato paste

2 TBS. brown mustard

2 TBS. worcestershire sauce

1 and 1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. ground black pepper

1 tsp. cayenne chile powder

1/2 cup ketchup

2 tsp. marjoram


Throughly mix all ingredients in a large bowl (except for the ketchup and marjoram) and transfer to a loaf pan and pack it down well.  Spread the ketchup evenly on top and then sprinkle the marjoram on top of the ketchup.  Cover with foil and bake at 375F for 1 hour, removing the foil in the last 20 minutes of baking.


This also cooks well in a smoker.  Smoke uncovered at 240F for 2-3 hours and letting the internal temperature reach 165F.  Add the ketchup and marjoram in the last 30 minutes of smoking.




And the magic, the potatoes were foiled after an hour...




And the results (money shots included at no extra charge)...










post #2 of 16
Looks great.icon14.gif
post #3 of 16

looks like a tasty loaf to me.

post #4 of 16
It all looks great, I love smoked salmon, haven't made any in a while.
The taters, what did you add for the mash? They look looked like they would have been great the way they were with some butter or sour cream.
the ML recipe looks very similar to what my mother used to make.
post #5 of 16

Looks good to me! Love meatloaf.

post #6 of 16

Everything looks delicious, but the salmon is off the wall good looking!

post #7 of 16

looks like salmon to me isn't trout a white fish ?

post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 

I would have eaten the potatoes whole with some sour cream but this time I wanted to mash them.  I only used a small amount of salt, pepper, milk, and butter, then added spoonfulls of sour cream until it had a nice consistency.  I had some juices left over from a chuckie last weekend and I put them over the mashed potatoes and that was freakin' awesome.  The fish tasted like salmon too but the label said it was some kind of trout.  I suppose the store could have mixed the labels up but whichever it was, it was very good my kids tore it up.

post #9 of 16

looks great

post #10 of 16

How long did you smoke the fish and at what temp?

post #11 of 16

Yummy it looks great nice color on the salmon ,it is a good combo imagesCA327BFO.jpg

post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 

teez, I had the smoker going at 235F-ish and it took right at 2 hours to hit 145F.

post #13 of 16
Originally Posted by AustinL View Post

teez, I had the smoker going at 235F-ish and it took right at 2 hours to hit 145F.

Thanks! that fish looks amazing. I'm going to try some soon.


post #14 of 16

Looks so so good.  Now I am going to have to make a meat loaf.   Recipe sounds great!!!  

post #15 of 16

Man that WAS Salmon!!!!   I thought I was going crazy when you wrote Trout and I saw that piece of fish.  30.gif  Bet you a dollar that the store mixed up them labels!!! 


All the food looks fantastic too.  drool.gif

post #16 of 16

Can't go wrong with meat-n-taters


Looks great drool.gif

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