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No labor Labor Day

Discussion in 'Beef' started by Jeff Wright, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. Jeff Wright

    Jeff Wright Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Wow, is summer really over? Was a very eventful weekend and sent summer out with a good smoke. Did several things cookwise, but was too busy to chronicle much. Spent yesterday doing as little as possible, and in that line of thinking, just did a simple meatloaf. Have seen several posts, but never did one myself. That will change. Quick to prepare, little babysitting and pretty quick for getting a tasty comfort food.

    Threw together a basic meatloaf recipe, including 3 lb.s boston burger and 1 lb regular sausage. Added a sweet onion, spices and a extra shot or cayenne pepper. Some bacon on top for additional flavoring and juice. Now ready for the typical 225 smoker.

    Was cooking an extra for a neighbor not as into full smoke flavor, so went with a more subtle pellet in the Amazn...Peach. This was really very subtle, and I didn't think I originally liked it as well, but it actually worked pretty well.

    Into the smoke they go

    About 4 hours later hit a little over temp, about 168. Looked like a pretty good color.


    Added glaze and into the broiler for a brief time. Didn't quite glaze like I really wanted, but this also crisped up the bacon a bit more. Not exactly the finished picture I was hoping for, but this was a very flavorful loaf that will in most ways be done again...just a bit of plating with the glaze process.


    Here is the first couple slices coming out...

    Add some sides, and a cold one as well, and dinner is served. ML-7.jpeg

    Hope everyone else had a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend as well. Look forward to seeing everyone elses cooks. Looking forward to many fall smokes. Temperatures start to drop and it isn't quite as hot on the smoker.
  2. tropics

    tropics Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Jeff that looks great!! I did my cooking a few weeks ago so it was heat & serve BBs Likes
  3. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Tha is a great looking plate!
  4. Jeff Wright

    Jeff Wright Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like you have your hands full in the seafood department lately! Thanks, and thanks for the like.

    It was all very good. Didn't know what to expect with a smoked meatloaf, but was pleased overall. Thanks for the like.
  5. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Meatloaf taken to the next level. That is one/two fine looking loafs.

    Point for sure.

  6. SmokinAl

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

    That is one fine looking meal there my friend!
    Very nicely done & congrats on making the carousel!!!
  7. xray

    xray Master of the Pit

    That’s a great looking plate. It’s hard to go back to regular meatloaf once you start smoking it.
  8. Jeff Wright

    Jeff Wright Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the likes folks. It was an enjoyable Labor Day meal....Will definitely try again, with a few variations.
  9. SmokinLogs

    SmokinLogs Smoking Fanatic

    Great looking meatloaf. After having smoked meatloaf I never want one any other way. Good job on making the carousel!
  10. Jeff Wright

    Jeff Wright Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Much appreciated...I think me too but, of course, the girlfriend may have some say on that!!!
    SmokinLogs likes this.