This is my lovley brides recipe and is really good stuff After I smoke it
2 Lbs Ground Chuck
2 Tbsn minced onion
2 Tbsn minced garlic
Bread crumbs the fine ones
Mix everything together , put the bread crumbs in a little at a time. Add just enough catsup for flavor.
Take 2/3rds of the mixture and put it in a 9 x 13 baking dish and form your regular sized meatloaf but make a nice bowl in the center. You want to make sure you have enough left to make a cap or cover out of the remaining mixture. Now add whatever you like into the bowl. I like fried crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar , caramelized onion and sliced crimini mushrooms. Now put on your cap and blend into the rest of the meatloaf cover with bacon and pour in about 1/4 inch of water around the meatloaf and smoke at 230 -250 until the bacon is crisp and you have an inside temp of 160 -170 Here are some other things you may add to the bowl for a different taste. I have made them with Sun dried tomatoes, fresh spinach leaves, feta cheese, sliced black olives and slivered shrimp for a Mediterranean taste. Or some pepperoni, mozerella cheese, pizza sauce and a dash of sweet basil. For the Italian taste. The possibilties are endless and only stop when you do