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First Meatloaf in Smoker

post #1 of 19
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Tomorrow I'm going to try my first meat loaf.  I was just looking at some guidence from people who have done this before on what on average I should be expecting ie cooking temp, finished cooking temp, and time.  I was planning on smoking it at 225-240 until it hit 160.  If this is off, please let me know. 


I have about 3 pounds of meat, beef, pork, and veal, split into two loafs.  Inside I folded, onion, garlic, parmasan cheese, eggs, milk, roasted red peppers, uncooked bacon, Italian bread crumbs,basil, oregano and spinkled pepprika on the outside.  And as I write this, I realized the baby spinach I wanted to add never made it in.  Oh well.  Wood wise, I'm going to be using Apple and Cherry.  I'll post more pictures tomorrow during the cook.



post #2 of 19

Sounds like it will be awesome! I haven't done a meatloaf yet, but it seems you are on the right track. Can't wait to see the finished pics!




post #3 of 19

Chazz, I recommend you do a search on "meatloaf" in the search bar at the top to get threads from others who have posted their experience.  You can learn from their mistakes and gain from their successes.  Looks like a great start to me.

post #4 of 19
Thread Starter 

Thanks for that Bama.  Got some insight that I'll show off tomorrow.

post #5 of 19

sound like you got it cover.

be waiting for the finish pictures


post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 
Just put them in. Wasn't quite sure on how long its going to take, heard someone somewhere say six hours but majority said around three four. Just wanted to play it safe. Pictures to come.
post #7 of 19

Looking good Chaz - My last meatloaf took about 3.5 hours if I remember correctly 

post #8 of 19

Looks good...I haven't made one yet. Can't wait for the finale!

post #9 of 19
Thread Starter 

Been about three hours, at around 150 temp wise.




Figure I have a half hour or so left so I through in some already steamed corn just to get that smoke flavor, and also a little sauce on the outside.



post #10 of 19

Man those babies are holding just fine. Can't wait to see a sliced pic!

post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 

And here they are...didnt quite get the smoke ring I was looking for (any advice to really bring that out???) but they were real tasty.




Went for a CWB to start with but that switched over to fork and knife.  Also, when the smoke was done, I dumped the hot coals into the charcoal bed and grilled up some veal heart.




Didn't grab a picture of the corn, but I never smoked corn before either.  Left them on maybe a half hour till they had that little brown color to them.  WOW smoked corn has now become a staple of every smoked meal I do.

post #12 of 19

Smoked corn huh, I need to try that next time. Did you cook the corn first or put them on raw?

post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 

Steamed it a little bit and halfway through I was like hmmm how would this been on the smoker? So half cooked? haha

post #14 of 19

Looks good to me. I can see a nice ring in the sandwich pic!!

post #15 of 19

Looks great good job and welcome to SMF I hope to see more posts from ya looks like your now addicted also.

post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone.  And yes I am totally addicted.  I hope to be posting a lot more in the future.

post #17 of 19

looks great from here .

post #18 of 19
Looks awesome!
post #19 of 19

Great Meatloaf!

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