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Beef Ribs and Meatloaf

Discussion in 'Beef' started by gmc2003, May 8, 2018.

  1. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Meatloaf has always been a favorite of mine, and now that I've been smoking it for a couple of years it's becoming more of a staple. Unfortunately my wife not so much. So whats a good husband to do - make her some beef ribs. Hope you enjoy...

    Getting the WSM all ready with three chunks of hickory.

    The ribs in all their nakkid glory.

    All seasoned up with gralic, onion powders, Kosher salt, ground black pepper and injected with some beef broth.

    On to the meatloaf and it's fixin's

    3lbs of 80/20 and 1lb of ground pork.

    Veggies added...got to eat somewhat healthy. I don't cook the veggies prior to adding them. I like their juices to be released into the loaf. Plus I like the little bit of texture they add.

    Not real pretty, but that the liquids for moisture. 2 eggs, worchester sauce, franks hot sauce and some baby rays.

    Oatmeal added until diesired consistency.

    Ribs on the smoker, running at 260*

    Hand formed meatloaf

    And onto the smoker with a couple strips of bacon for good measure. Ribs are about an hour into there heat treatment.

    Ribs pulled at 203 to 207* about 4hr to 5hrs. no foiling this time

    Meatloaf pulled at 160*. The meatloaf was smoked for future lunches. So it went into the fridge for a cool down. This is her the next day.

    All sliced up and ready to go into hibernation.
    Labeled and into the airless chambers.

    Except for these two slices their lunch for tomorrow. Along with a side of crispy twice baked potato stuffed with bacon and home smoked cheddar cheese. DSC00529.JPG

    Sorry no plated shots, we tend to eat on the fly since the kids are gone. It's more of a home buffet style dinner these days, plus my wife thinks I'm crazy enough taking pictures of my cooks. Thanks for taking the time to look.

  2. Geebs

    Geebs Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great Chris! Jealous with how much room the 22 has over the 18.
  3. dcecil

    dcecil Master of the Pit

    That looks delicious, can’t wait to smoke a meatloaf
  4. Smoke23

    Smoke23 Smoking Fanatic

    Everything looks great!
    Love me smoked meatloaf!
  5. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great chris! Making me hungry and I’m sitting at the dentist about to get a big fat shot, and drill treatment.... guess it’ll be a liquid diet tonight. Wish I was eating meatloaf.

  6. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That is one good looking meal!
    Smart thinking, keeping the wife happy!
    But I'm with you, I could eat meatloaf sandwiches everyday for lunch.
    And every evening, heated up for dinner!
    Congrats on making the carousel!
  7. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Thanks for the kind words Geebs, don't be jealous, this one could have been on the Kettle or an 18.

    Go for it, meatloaf is a very quick and easy smoke. Plus it adds another flavor profile to something that you already enjoy. And thank you for looking.

    I've always been a meatloaf eater. Smoking just brings it up a notch. Thank you.

    Can't say I envy you hillbilly, I need one of those appointments in the not to distant future. Best of luck, BTW I had a liquid diet while making the meatloaf - just for practice. Thanks for the kind words.

    You know what they say "Happy wife, happy life". It's been 33 years and I'm still happy. As for meatloaf I'm with you I can eat it cold(preferred) or hot. Doesn't matter to me. I may not be able to compete with that guy who just finished off his 30,000th big mac, but I could come close with meatloaf. Thanks for the like and the ride on the carousel appreciate it.

  8. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    That oatmeal trick I saw on tv one day.. might have been America's test kitchen or cooks country show. Good substitute for crackers or bread.

    Nice grub!
  9. bdskelly

    bdskelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Chris.... ya nailed it man. That meatloaf is over the top. How the heck can your wife not love that?
    Like! B
  10. yankee2bbq

    yankee2bbq Master of the Pit

    Awesome job Chris! Love the way you document everything! Pictures are worth a thousand words. Thank you for being on this forum!!

    You da man!!
  11. BKING!

    BKING! Smoking Fanatic

    Everything looks great! I like oatmeal as a binder in my meat loaf as well. My wife thinks that’s weird lol.
  12. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Mmm meatloaf sammich :)
    Looks great!
  13. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job Chris.
    I just got on the site and your great pic on the carousel was the first thing I saw. Came right here and I'm glad I did.
    I really love smoked meatloaf and yours looks mighty fine. The beef ribs look good too. It's a wise man who keeps his wife happy.
    Don't feel bad. Miss Linda laughs at me every time I bring the camera to the table.
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  15. Now I remember why I resisted for this site.... amazing, I'm jealous. Got off of Facebook like 11 years ago....why? so I can see food like this! good work my friend! I'm Drooling!....
  16. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Rings, I've tried breadcrumbs, white bread, and crackers. Oatmeal is easy to control the amounts and works great.
    Thanks for the like, appreciate it.

    I'm not sure why she doesn't like meatloaf. It goes back to when she was growing up. We have an agreement that I won't force her to eat meatloaf, and she won't make me eat mushrooms. It works. Thanks for the like BD

    Thanks for the like, and kind words yankee, I've been a member here for quite awhile now, and didn't post much in the earlier days. Then I started posting more and more. I also didn't have a camera for allot of those years(till about last year I think) and saw all the wonderful food items people were posting. I just remembered what I like to see and hopefully someone else does. Some steps in making a dish can't be explained and have to be shown. Your right a picture is worth a thousand words.

  17. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice Ribs & Meat Loaf, Chris!!:)

    Looks Mighty Tasty!!

  18. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Thanks for the like BKing. I've tried numerous other things but have settled on oatmeal. My wife won't eat meatloaf so I don't have to worry.

    Thanks moto, That's what's on schedule to today's lunch. Thanks for the like.

    Thanks Gary. The ribs were really good, and I get to tasted the meatloaf today at work. I think my wife is sorry she bought the camera. Thanks for the like appreciate it.

    Thanks for the kind words Chris. I'm slowly weeding myself off of facebook also.

    Thank you bear, the ribs were good and the first sammie is set for latter on today.

  19. phatbac

    phatbac Master of the Pit

    I think it all looks great! Meatloaf is part of my unholy trinity of foods so i don't eat it but yours looks very good. those ribs look fantastic and i would eat them every day!

    Happy Smoking,
    phatbac (Aaron)
  20. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Thanks Aaron, I've always loved meatloaf and now I always keep a few slices tucked away in a deep freeze. I ate a few slices today at work and boy was it good. The whole dilbert ville office setting that I work in was wondering what smelled so good.