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Meatloaf

Discussion in 'Beef' started by scarbelly, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Have been hungry for some meatloaf for a while.  Took 4# combo of beef and pork shoulder and ground together.  Split into two loaves for smoking as we are giving one to a friend who just had surgery. Stuffed with Jalopenos, Onion then seasoned with some rub and some chipotle powder and wrapped in bacon. They were smoked at 250 with a combo of pecan and hickory until they reached 160. I did that because they will both be reheated (except for the samples we tried)  

    Ready for the weave

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    Weaved and ready to smoke

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    Smoked to internal of 160 since they will be reheated

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    Here it is after resting for about 20 min

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    Nice smoke ring on the outside and OH so tasty
     
  2. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking fatties, Gary!  Nice weave.[​IMG]
     
  3. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That looks awesome Gary. Man, with a big old wad of garlic mashed potatoes, woohoo.
     
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Cheryl - We love garlic SMASHED taters. I really like to keep some of the skins on and do a rough mash and finish then with some creme fresh or a little sour cream and lots of butter
     
     
  5. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Man that looks fantastic, awesome twist with the bacon. What IT would you normally smoke too?
     
  6. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking loaves. That's generous of you to give one to a friend [​IMG]
     
  7. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks great Gary
     
  8. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man that looks good!!!!
     
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    For pork and ground meat mixture I would "normally" smoke to 165 if I was giving it or serving it to someone other than Mrs Scar and I. If I am only cooking for us - I would pull it a 155 and let it coast a bit. I like mine on the rare side

     
     
  10. WOW... LOOKS GREAT.  I've done the breakfast fatty, but have never thought of a meat loaf fatty. 

    It's on my listnow. Great idea.  

    Thanks
     
  11. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Great job there Gary on thoses meatloafs. I like the bacon wrap myself.
     
  12. dalton

    dalton Smoke Blower

    I have never made meatloaf before.  all the recipies I have ever seen have a bunch of tomato stuff in them.  i am inspired to try some experimentation.

    thanks
     
  13. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    looks damn good gary!!!!!!! i always bard my meatloaf with baon and no tomato product.........basicly a pennsylvania dutch version. i'll trade ya some smoked pork tamales for a meatloaf on rye with bbq sauce!
     
  14. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member


     It is in the mailbox waitin for them to pick it up my brother - Did not have any rye so we had to settle for some of Kathy's sourdough is that OK?
     
  15. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    oh, like don't make me suffer with homemade SD.........whoa, have pitty on me! [​IMG]
     
  16. Lookin good Scar, thats a great combination of flavors. I think I should have been born on the west coast because I love the way you boys season your food!
     
  17. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Hey Steve any time you need some spices let me know and I will be happy to ship some for ya
     
     
  18. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Great looking "Meatloaf/Fatty" there Gary!

    That third picture looks like it should be done in oil, and hanging in a meat-lovers art gallery somewhere !

    Thanks,

    Bear
     
  19. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gary call me!  I will pay the postage.  LOL
     
  20. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    PM me with your address and I will put in the mailbox right next to Rob's [​IMG]