I'ts Hot Out--Made Meat Loaf

Discussion in 'Beef' started by reinhard, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    So it's hot out and humid as well, time to make meat loaf LOL.  Trying to use up stuff in my freezer so I took out some ground beef.  Had a box of Lipton beefy onion soup mix on hand, looked at the back of it, and away we go.  I have my own recipe and I'm not much into trying stuff out on a back of a box, but this turned out well.   Put the smoker on at 250 degrees and after I mixed everything up and formed the loaf I put the loaf on a smoker rack [sprayed with Pam].  Used some oak/maple chips for smoke.  I added the garlic and cheese.   Here is what I used:

    1 envelope Lipton beefy onion soup

    3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs

    2 pounds ground beef

    2 eggs

    3/4 cup water

    1/2 cup ketchup

    1 T Garlic [diced]

    4 oz parmesan cheese

    bacon slices

    Mix everything together  Form a loaf and put some bacon strips on top as shown [optional].  I set the smoker to 250 and added some oak/maple chips for the smoke.  Pulled the loaf at 165 degrees.  Reinhard

    Everything is in the bowl.

    Just enough bacon to cover the top.

    In she goes!!

    Put the loaf on a small rack and covered the loaf with foil to rest while I smash the potatoes.

    Pretty simple but good.
    dirtsailor2003, mdboatbum and tropics like this.
  2. that looks really good

    I have yet to smoke a meat loaf it sounds awesome to me but my Wife-To-Be says no.... ill talk her into it eventually 
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2015
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mmmmmmm! That plated shot is money!

  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Reinhard That looks great, I am not a meatloaf fan.Must be the Bacon .LOL


  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Meatloaf good for a nice easy meal . looks great !
  6. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang it that looks great - nice job, loved my last meatloaf I did also, can't beat it. 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker 

  7. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Points for the inspiration!! Just mixed up a loaf o' meat for tonight's dinner myself. Now I just gotta decide if I want to drag the smoker out and sit outside in the heat for a couple hours or stay in the AC and cook it in the oven.
    Yours looks awesome!
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2015
  8. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks everyone!!!  I've made meatloaf before in the smoker and they always turn out great.  Can't beat the love of the smoke vs in the oven, but there are times the oven comes in handy.  Sometimes I just want a good old comfort meal that I normally make in colder months.  Reinhard.
  9. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The comfort of the air conditioning and TV won out over smoke flavor, so it's in the oven. Smells delicious!!
    No hijack intended, just posting the pic because yours inspired it.
  10. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Bacon is the universal ingredient for sure!!!!  Lookin good!!!!.  Reinhard
  11. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey Reinhard

    I was just telling MD how much I love meatloaf, and the next post I read is yours--it must be fate.  Gonna smoke a meat loaf this weekend. I'm heading for the freezer right now.  



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