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Baked Beans under a Meatloaf?

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Smoking my first meatloaf later today and probably doing some baked beans as well. The loaf is going to be a 2 lber made out of Jimmy Dean sausage and 80/20 beef. Was thinking of putting the beans under the loaf but not sure if the drippings from such a meatloaf would enhance the beans or be kind of nasty?


Appreciate any advice!



post #2 of 6

I've never tried that, although I do like to put beans under a pork butt so the drippings can flavor the beans while they cook.  My suspicion is that there might be so much fat in the sausage and hamburger that it might overpower the beans, leaving them too greasy.  But like I said, I haven't tried it, so that's just a wild guess.  If you try this, be sure to let us know the results.



post #3 of 6
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Yeah, I can see under a butt or ribs, but like you said, I'm concerned the grease might be too much. Maybe I'll put the beans above the loaf this time and see how much grease comes out for the next time I smoke one....

post #4 of 6
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Meatloaf came out good - no QView- sorry! But the amount of grease that came out onto the foiled water pan did not belong in the beans in my opinion, glad I didn't go that route......

post #5 of 6
Just reading the title, I thought you were going to lay your meatloaf atop a pan of baked means, and that sounded good to me. I usually make my meatloaf out of ground turkey, to the excess grease wouldn't be a problem. I like the idea, and will try it the next time I make meatloaf!
points.gif for inspiring my imagination!
post #6 of 6
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Thanks, glad I could help!


As much as I liked the meatloaf, my wife thought the one I usually make in the oven is better. I disagree but it's not worth the effort to smoke it if she doesn't care for it - I can only eat so much! Sure makes good sandwiches though.....

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