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Made my first meatloaf -WOW

Discussion in 'Beef' started by johnnyrb, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. johnnyrb

    johnnyrb Newbie

    Since I can't eat brisket every day, well actually I CAN but I shouldn't, I made an incredible meatloaf. This is the best thing I've never had before. I didn't really have much of a plan when I started, but I would say it came out a solid 9!

    To save some calories, i used 1 1/2 lbs of beef mixed with 1 1/2 lbs turkey and mixed in about 1/4 lb of chopped bacon. To the meat I added in panko breadcrumbs, celery salt, Kosher salt, lots of garlic, eggs, black pepper, chipotle pepper a coarsely chopped onion, some shredded mozz cheese and some bbq sauce. Smoked it with oak at around 250 degrees for around 2 hrs. until it reached 145 (IT), then I glazed it with some more sauce and removed the loaf when it reached 164. THat took an additional 25 mins or so. Served it with a dab of bbq sauce on top. I don't like overly sweet food so I went very light on the sauce, but in truth, it could have used a bit more.

    I have never enjoyed a meatloaf as much as this and the house still smells amazing!

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    xray, disco, noboundaries and 4 others like this.
  2. Smoke23

    Smoke23 Smoking Fanatic

    Great job on that meatloaf, it looks great and I’m sure it tastes even better!
  3. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Nice looking loaf, I'm about due to make another.

    Point for sure
  4. Braz

    Braz Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Excellent job. Wife was skeptical when I first suggested smoking a meatloaf. Now she won't have it any other way.
  5. PoukieBear

    PoukieBear Meat Mopper

    Never in my life would I dream of smoking meatloaf..... and now I wish I had this in my life!
    My husband will probably think I'm nuts for starting up the smoker just for a meatloaf....but if it's as good as you say it is, then he will see the light!! :)

    I've never done one that wasn't in a loaf pan either, but I see yours held it's shape pretty well. Will be keeping this idea in the back of my mind until it's time for meatloaf.
  6. biteme7951

    biteme7951 Smoking Fanatic

    "To save some calories, i used 1 1/2 lbs of beef mixed with 1 1/2 lbs turkey and mixed in about 1/4 lb of chopped bacon." I like your style but think you defeated your purpose... in a tasty way!

    Kudos on the cook.

    Last edited: Jun 14, 2019
  7. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Meatloaf is always good...Yours looks great!
    Thanks for sharing!
  8. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Outstanding looking loaf, Johnny! I use a mix of beef, turkey, and pork, so with a loaf, ANYTHING GOES! All your ingredients tasted great in my mental serving. LIKE!

    I shape a loaf in a 9"x13"x3" aluminum pan and leave about a half inch to an inch around all sides, depending how much meat I'm using (usually between 4-5 lbs). Makes it easy to transport to and from the smoker, gets plenty of smoke, and I can use the drippings that ooze out of the loaf for flavoring another dish, gravy, etc.
  9. disco

    disco Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Marvellous meat loaf! Big like!
  10. xray

    xray Master of the Pit

    Very nice!

    Can't beat meatloaf smoked. It's hard to go back to regular meatloaf after that.
  11. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Great looking meatloaf.

    Interesting idea mixing the bacon into the loaf.