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Moink Loaf With Plenty of Qview

Discussion in 'Beef' started by the dude abides, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Promised the wife I'd make a smoked meatloaf tonight along with the ribs I was doing.  So I thought I'd add a little twist and mix in some bratwurst meat to enhance the flavor.

    Here's what I'm starting with.  2lbs 80/20 ground beef, using 3 of the brats, will be mixing in, garlic powder, worcestershire sauce, eggs, onion flavored crackers, sweet yellow onion, and some salt and pepper.


    Start with the ground beef, and 1/2 of a large sweet yellow onion


    I slit the skins on the bratwurst and took the meat out. 


    Add 3 large eggs


    A full sleeve of Toasted Onion crackers and a splash of milk.  I don't know why, that's just how mom does it.


    Then get messy and mix it all up to get everything evenly distributed


    You can leave out the milk and I would actually recommend it if smoking on right on the grates.  Mine was a little too wet so I added in some bread crumbs so it wouldn't fall through the grates.  Then I put into a loaf pan to form.


    I didn't put any ketchup or BBQ sauce on the top because my kids hate the chewy texture it gets.  I did sprinkle on a little rub though.  The flash on my camera ruined this picture.  But it came out really nice.  I smoked this at 260* for around 3 hours until my Thermapen said I hit 170* internal.


    It had a good flavor.  I think next time I'll add even more bratwurst meat.  It wasn't quite as pronounced as I'd hoped.  But still pretty darned good. 

    Thanks for looking.
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2011
  2. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    I love smoked loaf and that looks real good nice job.. thanks for posting [​IMG]
  3. Hey Dude, that is some good looking meat loaf!  Again that is something I have never smoked but has moved up on my things to do list!  I have a question though, you said you put it in a loaf pan to form.  Did you take it out of the loaf pan to smoke it?  I can see where it might be nice if you knew ahead and made it the night before, placed it in a loaf pan sprayed with PAM and then slid it out the next day to smoke, or with the eggs and crackers, do it like you did it, all I need to know is did you smoke it in the pan or remove it to smoke it?  Looks great Dude!  From the looks on your daughters face she liked it too!  Keep up the good work!

    Your SMF Friend,

    Barry  [​IMG]
  4. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's what I'm talking about :drool
  5. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Barry,

    I removed it from the pan.  I've seen folks on here use disposable alluminum pans and just poke them full of holes for smoke penetration that way

  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Hey Jay that is awesome looking meatloaf - I love smoked meatloaf and I am truly glad to see you fireing up the smoker again
  7. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Great Looking Meatloaf,  It is one of my favorite comfort foods...
  8. jmk3921

    jmk3921 Smoke Blower

    That's a great looking loaf and from the picture of your daughter, "TASTEY" too.If you are afraid it might fall through the grates and you don't want to use any kind of pan, I would suggest getting a Pizza screen to put it on in the smoker for maximum smoke penetration. ----[​IMG]
  9. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job Jay, meatloaf is one of my favorites, just haven't smoked one yet. Guess that'll have to go on the todo list.
  10. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great!!

  11. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks everyone.  It was great for lunch today too as a cold meatloaf sandwich.  Damn I love those things


     Hey Gary,

    I've been smoking just not posting much lately.  This site seems to be as slow as heck anymore.  Takes me forever to even get on to look at what others are doing.  I surf the site much faster if I don't log in from my phone.  So I'm around, just more lurking than beng active.


    The Dude
  12. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks Awesome from here Dude!!!!

    I could stand a few nice slices of that right now!!

  13. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Bear
  14. jakerz66

    jakerz66 Smoke Blower

    I've made meatloaf on the smoker and it is always good, but the added brat meat is interesting let us know when you get that perfect mix...
  15. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice Dude....GF's not a big fan of the meatloaf but she did enjoy the beef fattie I smoked so think this goes on the 'to do' list. Maybe with some good choriso mixed in for some zing
  16. Great looking Meat Loaf!!!!!!!! I made one the other day, but had to freeze it before i got a chance to cook it... i used Crushed Cheese-Its for the bread asspect LOL... curious to taste it still!

    Yours looks damn good!
  17. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Smoked meatloaf ROCKS!
  18. looks good. i will have t otry that myself
  19. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    real nice.  Meatloaf is something that gets overlooked for the more fancy smokes.  Keep bringing it!
  20. Nice!  I just added another item to my list of things to put in the smoker.