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Meatloaf and Gravy

disco

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For some reason, I had yet to smoke a meatloaf. I don't know why. I love meatloaf and I love smoking. I just never got around to it. Circumstances changed that.

My Warba potatoes are the first ones ready in my garden. It was time to harvest some of them. I dug some and made some mashed potato casseroles to freeze for use this winter.



Of course, I had to boil potatoes. As I was about to drain the water off I thought of something our mothers always did. They used the water that boiled vegetables to make gravy and sauces. I had to do it. Also, She Who Must Be Obeyed likes gravy on her meatloaf. It was obviously time to smoke a meatloaf.

I mixed the following together:

1 kilogram (2 pounds) ground pork

500 grams (1 pound) ground beef

75 ml (1/3 cup) chopped green onion

1 clove garlic, minced

1 egg

250 ml (1 cup) dried bread crumbs

125 ml (1/2 cup) red wine

5 ml (1 teaspoon) fine grind black pepper

5 ml (1 teaspoon) dried oregano

5 ml (1 teaspoon) dried parsley

5 ml (1 teaspoon) dried thyme

5 ml (1 teaspoon) dried rosemary

5 ml (1 teaspoon) beef base

250 ml (1 cup) grated cheddar cheese

I formed it together and put it on a rack over a roasting pan. I put a strip of foil under the meatloaf. It makes it easier to take off the rack when cooked.


I preheated my pellet smoker to 325 F and put the meatloaf in.


It took 1 hour 20 minutes to get to an internal temperature of 165 F.


I transferred it to a cutting board to sit while I made the gravy.


I melted 50 ml (1/4 cup) of butter and sauteed 250 ml (1 cup) of coarsely chopped onion for about 8 minutes over medium heat. I added 1 clove chopped garlic and sauteed one minute longer.


I stirred in 50 ml (1/4 cup) of flour and mixed to make a roux.


I whisked in 750 ml (3 cups) of the water from boiling the potatoes and whisk until it started to thicken.


I added 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of beef base, 50 ml (1/4 cup) soy sauce, 10 ml (2 teaspoons) Worcestershire sauce, and 3 ml (1/2 teaspoon) pepper. I lowered the heat and simmered the gravy for a few minutes.


I sliced the meatloaf and put the gravy in a gravy boat.



We served it with potato salad and coleslaw.


I even got a little smoke ring on the meatloaf!


The Verdict

I really shouldn't have waited to smoke a meatloaf. It really adds to the flavour! I will be doing more.

Disco
 

b-one

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That sure looks tasty and great call on the foil when smoking!Thumbs Up
 

dirtsailor2003

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Mmmmmmmmmm, Gravy!!!!!

Yes please! Put a few slices in a container, fill with gravy and send south!

Points!
 

disco

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Mmmmmmmmmm, Gravy!!!!!

Yes please! Put a few slices in a container, fill with gravy and send south!

Points!
Har! Thanks, Case. How about this, forget oil pipelines lets do a gravy pipeline!
 

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Now that is some good eating! I like smoking meatloaf it's one of my favorites
That's definitely a points smoke Thumbs Up
 

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Har! Thanks, Case. How about this, forget oil pipelines lets do a gravy pipeline!
Our current and future administration will never allow it!!! They probably would allow us to pump gravy north in order to satisfy the poutine cravings of you northerners! Now where's my smoked cheese and gravy covered French fry thread!!!
 

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disco, you never fail to amaze me with your Canadian talents...rock on buddy

HT
 

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Our current and future administration will never allow it!!! They probably would allow us to pump gravy north in order to satisfy the poutine cravings of you northerners! Now where's my smoked cheese and gravy covered French fry thread!!!
Tsk. Poutine isn't fries with cheese and gravy! It is frites (preferably cooked in duck fat) with fresh cheese curds and a brown sauce that is almost closer to a veloute. Sigh. I guess I have to do a post!

I think a gravy pipeline would be a shoe in with an upswell of huge public support! You campaign on it there and I'll start a movement here!
 
disco, you never fail to amaze me with your Canadian talents...rock on buddy

HT
Har! Thanks, HT. Canadian food forever!
Now that is some good eating! I like smoking meatloaf it's one of my favorites
That's definitely a points smoke
So kind, HC! I appreciate the point.
 

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Tsk. Poutine isn't fries with cheese and gravy! It is frites (preferably cooked in duck fat) with fresh cheese curds and a brown sauce that is almost closer to a veloute. Sigh. I guess I have to do a post!

Yes you will! Because the stuff They All Serving on the Left Coast of the USA, is what I posted! Even can get it in nacho form...

I'm sure it will be a donut soon too.
 

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Great thread Disco!

Everything looks delicious!

Point worthy for sure!

Al
 

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Tsk. Poutine isn't fries with cheese and gravy! It is frites (preferably cooked in duck fat) with fresh cheese curds and a brown sauce that is almost closer to a veloute. Sigh. I guess I have to do a post!

Yes you will! Because the stuff They All Serving on the Left Coast of the USA, is what I posted! Even can get it in nacho form...

I'm sure it will be a donut soon too.
Sigh. He hangs his head in sorrow. It reminds me of the first time I had a McRib sandwich. I don't know what it was but it had nothing to do with ribs. Of course, I suspect anyone from Louisiana would weep at what I call Gumbo!
 
Great thread Disco!

Everything looks delicious!

Point worthy for sure!

Al
Thanks, Al! I don't know why I haven't done a meatloaf before.
 

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