My 1st Smoked MEATLOAF. QVIEW & Recipe

Discussion in 'Beef' started by thunderdome, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Got a good video emailed to me the other day on a smoked meatloaf. Looked so good I had to try it (thanks to Bill over at for posting it!).

    Followed the ingredients almost exactly. I even found the creole mustard! Only thing I changed was rather than using 3 lbs of GB, I went with 2 lbs of GB, and 1 lbs of ground pork. Also, made a mixture of ketchup and bbq sauce (from Lil Abners in Tucson) rather than straight ketchup to coat the loaf with. Here's the pics:

    Smoker: UDS
    Fuel: The Good One Lump Charcoal
    Smoke: Cherry Wood Chunks
    Temp: 240-270

    Ingredients (L to R): My rub, CBP, A-1, Minced Garlic, Horseradish, Creole Mustard, Worcestershire Sauce, Tabasco, Dales, Bread Crumbs


    2 lbs Ground Beef (80/20). 1 lbs Ground Pork. 1 Cup shredded cheese, 1 egg. Bill's recipe calls for 3 lbs ground beef but had to change something right [​IMG]


    All ready to be mixed in. Threw in a few cubes of cheese as well


    All mixed in and formed

    Covered in 50/50 Ketchup and Lil Abner's BBQ Sauce. On elevated roasting rack, inside roasting pan


    This thing was huge


    Here it is after about 2 hours on drum


    For a side, we cubed up some Yukon Gold potatoes, mixed with some Pecan Oil and Onion Soup Mix. Then a good shake of Mad Hunky over the top of it all. Baked @ 425 for 30 mins.


    Out of the smoker @ 160 degrees, went up to 165


    Cooled and ready to be sliced


    My cut


    My Plate. I know it needs some color, but it was late


    Our Leftovers


    This was sooo good. I'm glad I followed the recipe and added those few ingredients I didnt have. It was by far the best meatload I've ever had!
  2. reardenreturns

    reardenreturns Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Looks great.. I gotta try a smoked meatloaf.. good to change it up every once in a while. :sausage:
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Well it sure looks delicious. Great job!
  4. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Sounds and looks geat! Glad it turned out well for you!
  5. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Wow great job.. Looks real tasty.
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I had to go an check my e-mail and I didn't get the video but I also have a meatloaf in the smoker now. I hope that mine looks as good as yours does. The wife said she wanted one and my wife gets just about anything she asked for well maybe that tall dark Italian guy that she's been crying out for at night. 
  7. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I didn't get a video either?? Guess I'll have to follow you TD. What IT did you end up at?
  8. fourashleys

    fourashleys Smoking Fanatic

    This one I gotta try. Nice job!
  9. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great Looking Meatloaf...
  10. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great! I love smoked meatloaf. I use Sage JD sausage for mine. 1-lb sausage, 1 egg, bread crumbs, a red bell pepper, worcestershire sauce, minced onion, garlic powder, CBP. Mix it all up and put worcestershire sauce on top. Sometimes put some cheese in it too. The worcestshire sauce gives it a nice crunchy texture. No ketchup or tomato sauce/paste on my meatloaf. If I cook it in the oven, I make some brown gravy to put on it and the mashed potatoes. Gotta have mashed taters with meatloaf.
  11. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good. I love smoked meatloaf big time. We do a ground meat / sausage combo with a bunch of spices etc and wrap in bacon.  Smoke with pecan - mmmm good
  12. reardenreturns

    reardenreturns Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I'm gonna try the meatloaf this weekend on the smoker.
  13. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

    Great q-view and congrats on the banner
  14. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Cool! it made the banner slide (not my pic though haha)

    Thanks guys. Havin the leftovers tonight
  15. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good!!

  16. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Awesome loaf you smoked, I love cherry wood with beef, nice choice,

    Thanks for sharing [​IMG]
  17. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    I pulled off drum @ 162
  18. Very nice, I've never even thought about doing a smoked meatloaf! I live in Tucson as well and lil abners has a great sauce!
  19. Looks great! I believe my next smoke is going to be a meat loaf. Would you mind sharing the amount of spices you used (My rub, CBP, A-1, Minced Garlic, Horseradish, Creole Mustard, Worcestershire Sauce, Tabasco, Dales, Bread Crumbs)? Our if you are able (I don't know if you are allowed) email me the video? Thanks and great Q-View!
  20. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Here's the link guys. Let me know if you have any questions. I recommend making this one asap

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