A night of firsts! (with Qview)

Discussion in 'Beef' started by bigfish98, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic

    Tonight was definately a night of firsts!  It was the first smoke in my new MES 40.  It was my first time smoking meatloaf.  And it was my first time making ABTs!  My meatloaf recipe is from a buddy of mine.


    2lbs of ground beef

    1 1/2 cups of bread crumbs

    1 can of rotel tomatoes

    1/4 to 1/2 a medium onion

    1 green pepper

    3 cloves of garlic

    2 eggs

    salt and pepper to taste

    Smoked to an IT of 165 degrees.

    For the ABTs, I really had no clue other than clean up some jalapenos and stuff it with something then wrap it in bacon and smoke!  So what I decided to do was to slice them in half, clean out the insides, fill it with Boudain (cajun rice sausage), top that with cheddar cheese, and wrap them in bacon.  Smoked for about 2 hours until the bacon was done. 

    The meatloaf is for my in laws this weekend and it is so hard not to cut into a loaf, but they don't like hot food so I get all the ABTs to myself!!![​IMG]

    As promised here is the Qview:


    Loaves ready to go into the smoker


    ABTs begging to be smoked!


    Loaves just out of the smoker temp reading at 168 degrees


    Extreme closeup!


    ABTs fresh from the smoke!


    Another Extreme Closeup!


    Me and the two best helpers in the world!

    Thanks for all the advice on the MES 40.  I love it!

  2. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic

    OH and the ABTs are DYNAMITE!!!  [​IMG]
  3. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    :yahoo: Looks great. Glad to see the helpers tooThumbs Up
  4. X2 I have yet to smoke a meatloaf and yours looked awesome.  Thanks for sharing.
  5. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

     Great looking smoke. At least you get to try the ABT,s!

  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great job!

    Everything looks done to perfection & delicious!
  7. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    Great looking smoke and great looking family[​IMG][​IMG]  two thumbs up!
  8. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    bigfish you did a GREAT job on your smoke everything looks just GREAT ! And you have a couple of fine helpers there....
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wow!!!!  Nice Job, Bigfish!!!

    You didn't waste any time jumping in there with Both Feet !!!

    Speaking of feet---Your little guy seems to have lost one---LOL  Must be a Hand-me-down from big brother.  [​IMG]

    Thanks for the great pics!!!

  10. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic


    LOL yeah, Jon Jon gets a lot of hand me downs from Jackson. I think that Jackson better enjoy it while it lasts though. Jon Jon is catching him really quick. There is almost two years between them, but they are really close size wise. My brother and I are the same way. He is 2 years older, 5' 10" and 185 pounds. I'm 6' 2" and 340 lbs! Go figure. The key is to eat all the food before they get to it!

  11. flareside92

    flareside92 Smoke Blower

    Meatloaf and ABT's. have not tried them yet but I hope they look as good as yours!

    nice job!
  12. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]Love the loaf.
  13. Looks great. ABTs and a Meatloaf. Classic.
  14. Everything looks like it came out very well. 

    Excellent job there Bigfish.

    Would be nice if I had just one helper around here.

    Happy Smokin'

  15. smokin vegas

    smokin vegas Smoking Fanatic

    Looks Awesome and I must say you have got some cuties for kids!!!!!  How do you make your ABT's?   I have not made a meat loaf in ages I feel inspired now.
  16. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic


    I took some Boudain sausage that I bought at the store and just removed the casing and used to to stuff the jalapeno halves. I then put cheddar cheese on top and then wrapped them with bacon. They went into the smoker at 250 until the bacon was done to my liking. Very tasty! Oh and my kids do take after me don't they?!:biggrin:

  17. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good looking grub,the Meatloaf and ABT's I can almost taste in my mind.....[​IMG]

    and the little Guppies are cute as can be. They'll be doing the smoking for ya soon[​IMG]

    Have fun and.............
  18. smokin vegas

    smokin vegas Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for the recipe for ABT's.   Sounds wonderful that is my hubbys favorite sausage next smoking I am definitely making those and a meat loaf!  Thanks!!!  Ivie
  19. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    WOW!!! That meatloaf looks mighty fine and the abt's are making my mouth water profusely!!!  [​IMG]

    Ya might want to sign up for smokers anonymous, as I have!!![​IMG]
  20. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic

    Your only an addict if you go to meetings!!

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