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OMG IT"S GOOD!!! Smoked meatloaf w/Qview

post #1 of 15
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Decided i waited long enough to try smoking a meatloaf, so had the smoker up to temp by 11:00 and in she went.  Just made a loose pan out of foil and punched some holes in it so the fat would drain into a catch pan in the bottom of the CC.

Pulled it at 170° IT and immediately had to sample it.  It was five kinds of awesome!

1st pic ready to go in the smoker

Second pic when it came out

 

Don't know why I struggled so long with a cheapo box smoker!

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 15

Looks good!

 

So, what kind of smoker you using now?

 

Bill

post #3 of 15
That looks great. I too tried meatloaf this past weekend. It was more than I thought it could be. Keep it up.
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by PGSmoker64 View Post


So, what kind of smoker you using now?

 

Bill

A New Braunfels SFB I picked up off of Craig's list for $60 and stripped down, repainted and made new wood for the shelf.  Pic of it is my Avatar

post #5 of 15

Looks really good man! Nice job  thumb1.gif

post #6 of 15

Looks great! I still have yet to smoke a loaf... might give it a whirl this weekend :) Thanks for the reminder :)

Mike

post #7 of 15

I made one three weeks ago. Came out better than I imagined. I froze up some for my work lunches and boy is that good stuff! 

post #8 of 15

I haven't smoked meatloaf yet but it sounds like the right thing to do. Tell us about your recipe.

 

Looks tasty! nice pics!

post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by thoseguys26 View Post

I haven't smoked meatloaf yet but it sounds like the right thing to do. Tell us about your recipe.

 

Looks tasty! nice pics!


Thanks.  I was very pleased with the first attempt and doubt I would change anything the next time.  Just a basic, old fashioned meatloaf, but here goes.

 

I didn't measure anything, so will guesstimate the amounts

 

About 3 pounds of Moomeat (Hamburger)

One large yeller onion, coarsely chopped

3 eggs minus the hard wrapper.  I don't like the crunchies:-)

appx 1 1/2 cups quick oats but bread crumbs or crackers will work

1 Tbsp Kosher salt  I might increase to 1 1/2 tbsp next time.  I needed to salt it a bit when eating, but I'm a saltaholoic

1/2 Tbsp black pepper

1 1/2 Tbsp Garlic powder

BBQ sauce drizzled on top before cooking.  use ketchup if you prefer

Mix everything up with yer paws, shape into a loaf and place on doubled foil and form a sort of pan, but don't cover the loaf.  I put a catch pan under the grates and punched a few holes in the foil so the fat could drain.  Stuck in the probe from my cheapie wally world thermometer and cooked to 170° IT in a 325° smoker.  Took roughly 3 1/2 hours.  It came out moist and with just enough smoke flavor to make it yummy!   Much, much, much better than meatloaf in an oven!
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Word of caution here.  It will cook out a lot of fat, so have a pan under the grate to catch it or you will have a big mess.  If it doesn't drain away as it is cooking, the meatloaf will be greasy where it sits in the fat.  I made the foil around it kind of boat shaped so the fat wouldn't run off the edges and then poked holes in the foil around the edges of the meatloaf to drain the fat into the catch pan

post #10 of 15

Looks GREAT!

David

post #11 of 15

Looks great. I don't use foil under the meat loaf when grilling or smoking. I put it right on the grate.

 

post #12 of 15

OK, that's it. I'm doing meatloaf!

post #13 of 15
Love me some good meatloaf .... Maybe the the best thing our great grandparents handed down to us ..... Now if I could only figure how to smoke some tuna casserole !!!
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by luv2putt View Post

Love me some good meatloaf .... Maybe the the best thing our great grandparents handed down to us ..... Now if I could only figure how to smoke some tuna casserole !!!

Put the tuna casserole into a foil pan and into the smoker, it is really good! If that's not smokey enough you can cold smoke the tuna first.

post #15 of 15
I used 2-lbs of 80/20 hamburger and 1 package of regular Taco seasoning, mixed it up good and It turned out real good.
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