A quick and tasty Italian meatloaf

Discussion in 'Beef' started by fire it up, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This was only my second ever smoked meatloaf. I wanted to try something a little different so I figured I would just load it with Italian seasonings and some mozz cheese.

    Used 1 1/2lb for the meatloaf then took the little extra and made a few meatballs.


    I soaked some dried onions and green onions in the juices from an Italian beef smoke and reconstituted them that way. Also added to the beef was some parm cheese, garlic, oregano, basil, thyme, breadcrumbs, an egg, parsley and of course a little chipotle powder.
    I know...not Italian but good none the less.
    Mixed it all up and in the center I added some seasonings, fried garlic, mozzarella and parm cheese.
    Sorry for the lack of pics, was one of those last minute things and forgot to snap some pics.



    Smoked over oak at around 275 until internal of 165.

    Meatballs


    Meatloaf, served with some boxed white cheddar shells that I spruced up a little.



    This was only my second time using the propane smoker and I am amazed at the temps I can get and at how steady I can hold them.
    But I'll always love my sNp and never give it up [​IMG]
     
  2. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Dang FIU, that looks gooood. Great job[​IMG]
     
  3. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    "That's a speecie spicy meatball!" (I know, I'm dating myself -- anyone else remember that one?).

    Great looking meatloaf and meatballs. I like the addition of the chipolte to the Italian mix. Nice smoke ring!
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  4. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great looking meatloaf and meatballs!

    Love the cheese.
     
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mighty tasty looking meatloaf and meatballs
     
  6. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking rael good.[​IMG]
     
  7. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    Looks Great, it has an awesome smoke ring and looks extremely juicy...
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  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes jim you did another fine job there with the meatloaf and some meatballs too.
     
  9. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking meatballs and meatloaf Jim...[​IMG]
     

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