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big dude 06-09-2008 07:16 PM

Meatloaf comparison
 
The wife had never had smoked meatloaf, so for comparison she made up her normal recipe and we smoked it. Here's the raw one.
http://www.bbq-4-u.com/attachments/p...c7a82f2dbc.jpg
Smoked at 225-250 to 160 internal. The upper pan contains fresh pulled beets. We tried to make this a fairly healthy meal. Roasting the beets creates richer flavor and preserves the nutrients. Here's the finished meatloaf.
http://www.bbq-4-u.com/attachments/p...85dda3828c.jpg
The wife isn't especially fond of greens so she fried off a little pancetta, added a can of white beans and the greens from the beets (my favorite).
Also had some slaw from fresh out of the garden cabbage. Here's my plated meal.
http://www.bbq-4-u.com/attachments/p...45a1f01143.jpg
The wife like the smoked meatloaf and we both loved the meal :D :D

Toby Keil 06-09-2008 08:22 PM

I'm drooling now BD. Question for you, approximately how long was the meatloaf on the smoker? I definitely need to try this one. Thanks for the idea and thanks for sharing.

big dude 06-09-2008 09:01 PM

Around 2 1/2 -3 hours. Since low and slow is not required here, it can be cooked at a higher temp. Amount of time in the smoker will determine the smokiness of the meatloaf.

Tannehill Kid 06-09-2008 09:46 PM

Nice looking meal there Big Dude. I tried smoking a meatloaf awhile back and it had to much smoke for us. Going to give it another try.

Diva Q 06-09-2008 11:33 PM

Looks great!!!

A fine meal for sure.

ScottyDaQ 06-10-2008 04:25 AM

I love Q'd meatloaf. That looks fabulous !

John A. 06-10-2008 06:35 AM

Good looking plate

big dude 06-10-2008 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tannehill Kid
Nice looking meal there Big Dude. I tried smoking a meatloaf awhile back and it had to much smoke for us. Going to give it another try.

Yeah, the porous meat seems to really soaks up the smoke - perhaps try wrapping after an hour and see what you think. Hopefully some of the old hands at this can offer some advice.

007bond-jb 06-10-2008 08:54 AM

Fine looking meal

Griff 06-10-2008 11:42 AM

Ground meat is a smoke magnet and easy to over smoke. The time in the smoker is, of course, a function of the temperature. I cook meatloaf to 170*. Here's my recipe I pulled from the beef section.
http://www.bbq-4-u.com/forum/viewtopic. ... griff+loaf


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