-I used Jalapenos instead of green peppers
-I added a teaspoon of ground Cayenne pepper
-I added a teaspoon of crushed Tabasco peppers
-I laced a bacon blanket to wrap it with
-I used all BBQ sauce versus ketchup but used less than the recipes called for
Those are pretty much the changes I made. All of the peppers were grown fresh in my garden and I dried them for use at times like this. We love having a stash of peppers and I store them in various forms for various purposes so this worked out well. I got a real nice flavorful "glow" from the peppers but nothing over the top. It was smoked for three and a half hours in the MES 40 using my AMNPS and hickory pellets. I pulled it at an IT of 157 and it peaked at 161. Bottom line, this was absolutely incredible and the first of mant meatloaves in my future. The best part is that I am brand new to the MES 40, I just got the AMNPS two days earlier, and I had never cooked a meatloaf before. Add all that up you'd expect a disaster but it certainly didn't turn out that way....thank God. Sorry but the pics aren't that great and I didn't take any in the beginning. I wasn't expecting anything noteworthy so didn't think I'd need documentation. Oh well...I have the most important part on film: the finished product. I don't know if these are going to upload or not. It's acting all sorts of weird on me here.
Right out of the smoker
Getting ready to slice
Sliced and ready to eat. Look at all those Jalapenos!!
I sure hope the pics load. I am a bit proud of this for pretty much everything involved being "first time" use.
Here's hoping in Cedar Park,