Meatloaf and Crispy tater casserole

Discussion in 'Beef' started by dirtsailor2003, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nothing fancy just a normal meat loaf cooked on the mini. Just in time for Turkey day crispy tater casserole.

    Crispy tater casserole is super simple, and can be modified to different tastes. This one I kept simple but you can add cheese, prosciutto, bacon, etc.. nutmeg, all spice, etc can be added also.

    8-12 peeled & thinly sliced taters (i recommend using a mandolin to accomplish this). Rinse slices in cold water until water is clear, drain well.

    3 tablespoon melted butter

    3 tablespoons olive oil

    3-4 minced garlic cloves

    4 shallots thinly sliced

    salt pepper to taste

    6-8 sprigs of fresh thyme

    Preheat oven to 375°. Melt butter and combine with olive oil and minced garlic. Lightly brush casserole dish with mixture. Mix shallots with tater slices. Add remaining butter mixture to tatters and shallots, mix well. Stack taters vertically in casserole. Bake in oven for 70 minutes. Add thyme on top and cook for an additional 35 minutes. If adding other things like bacon, cheese etc, add at this time.


    Ready for the oven


    Out of the oven


    ENJOY!!!!
     
  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Case how long did you cook the meatloaf in the mini?

    Richie
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hour and some change running around 350. Pulled it at 156 and let it cruise to 160 before slicing.
     
  4. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    All that looks really great, man. That's a tater recipe that I'm definitely trying. Joe
     
  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Damn. Them taters look awesome

    Gonna try them
     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    They are tasty and simple. We'll do a batch of these along with mashed potatoes too Turkey Day.
     
  7. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Wow, those potatoes look great, dirtsailor!
    We'll be trying that soon, though I'll probably cut the recipe in half for just the two of us. Cook time probably won't change much.
     
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have a few 5x5 square ramikans that hold 3 potatoes nicely and we do smaller batches. I have found the times remain the same. Of course the leftovers don't seem to last long either...
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2015
  9. idahopz

    idahopz Smoking Fanatic

    Dang, those 'taters are a good idea - reminds me of Hasselback potatoes, but in a caserole form.

    This is definitely a must try for me, and I even still have some fresh thyme growing in the yard [​IMG]
     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Very much like hassleback.

    Thyme is the only still growing in our yard!
     
  11. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking spuds, Case.

    Disco
     
  12. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Agree with Disco on the taters.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe, I will be trying these out... [​IMG]
     
  13. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Thank you! The taters are really tasty!
     
  14. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    Those taters look so good I might need to leave work now to go make a batch! 
     
  15. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I should have done that yesterday. All day I was thinking about the leftovers in the fridge. Got home and they were gone! Wife ate them for lunch!!!!!
     
  16. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]  I know how that goes! 
     
  17. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yes , more on the ML . Been a long time since I've made one and want to see your rendition of the dish :biggrin:
    Your Taters looked great , thanks for the look . I love Tater Casserole , especialy with lots of Onion ( actually that makes it a Scolloped dish ) .

    Keep happy during the Holiday Season , and never stop smoking :drool

    Stan
     
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hi Stan! The meatloaf was pretty simple, just 1 1/2 pound 80/20 ground chuck, 1 small chopped onion, 1 can green olives (sliced), good dallop of guldens mustard, a swirl of worchestshire, salt, pepper, and 4 minced garlic cloves.  Served with fresh grated horseradish.
     
  19. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks tasty Case ! Thumbs Up
     

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