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Meatloaf and Beans

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dane Wilson, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. Dane Wilson

    Dane Wilson Newbie

    Going to make my first attempt at Meatloaf and baked beans in the smoker tonight. Any tips are very much appreciated.

    Using a Masterbuilt Electric smoker with apple chips today.

    Meatloaf is a mixture of ground beef and sausage, onions, peppers garlic, eggs and breadcrumbs. Seasoned with various rubs and salt and pepper of course.

    I have never made baked beans in the smoker so i really have no idea what i am doing with that part, i guess i will just wing it, haha

    Wish me luck!
  2. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good Luck!
    (But I hope you don't need any luck. I hope it comes out great for you.)
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  3. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I’ve smoked plenty of meatloafs and even more beans in my mes smokers. I usually like to put my meat over the beans so it catches the drippings. Seeing as how this is meatloaf I’m not sure how much those drippings would add. I usually have a brisket, butt, or ribs above mine.

    I do my beans in a big throw away pan and stir once an hour. I like them in the smoker for about 3 hours. I like a nice crust to form on the top at the end.

    As far as meat loaf just do your regular meatloaf you’d do in the oven and pull it at the temp your like it at. If you like to add ketchup or bbq sauce for a crust do that the last hour.

    Good luck
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  4. Jeff Wright

    Jeff Wright Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I might add, and this is just me, I generally back off some of the bread crumbs. Use as a binder/filler of sorts, but when I use what a regular oven recipe calls for my loafs tend to be on the drier side. Just my $.02. You are sure to nail it.
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  5. Lookn4u

    Lookn4u Smoke Blower

    Hope we some pics! I love meatloaf.
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  6. fivetricks

    fivetricks Smoking Fanatic

    As far as the baked beans, check out "Dutch's wicked baked beans" recipe. You won't be disappointed.
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  7. Dane Wilson

    Dane Wilson Newbie

    The before pictures

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  8. Dane Wilson

    Dane Wilson Newbie

    Finished products. Beans were outstanding, meatloafs needs some tweaking.

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  9. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those loafs and beans look pretty darn good to me.

    Point for sure.
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  10. Jeff Wright

    Jeff Wright Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looks pretty good. Missed the dinner bell.
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  11. Smoke23

    Smoke23 Smoking Fanatic

    Great job!
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  12. Looks tasty! I’m new to smoking meatloaf too, but my god, it’s fantastic. I never want meatloaf any other way! Good job on the loaf and beans!
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  13. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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  14. fivetricks

    fivetricks Smoking Fanatic

    Yeah, give them a shot more or less "as is" for your first run. Make it small if you like, cut the recipe in half or even in quarters. From there tweak it to your liking. I ram the BS, ketchup, and a 3rd ingredient over top of the recipe. The 3rd ingredient being the desire of the day. Spice, BBQ, sulphides, etc.
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  15. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Whew! I made my supper out of Wicked Baked Beans.
    Dad Burn, That's Good! :D
    I bet my dog sleeps on the floor tonight...:eek:
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