First Meatloaf

Discussion in 'Beef' started by austinsmoker, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. austinsmoker

    austinsmoker Newbie

    So I gave a meatloaf a try tonight.

    Smoked it at around 250 for about 90 minutes, then finished it off in the oven at 450 for a few minutes to crisp up the bacon. Cooked it to an internal temp of 163.

    Not the best meatloaf I've ever made, but the first one I ever smoked.
    I have to say, after tasting meatloaf with a bit of smoke, I'll never make a meatloaf again without smoking it.

    Meatloaf itself included some bread crumbs, roasted red pepper, caramelized onion, roasted carrots, a little cayenne, thyme, garlic powder and salt and pepper.

    Unfortunately, I'd already gotten the idea to make meatloaf when I realized I didn't have any eggs.

    In the end, it turned out okay, but you can see it didn't hold together too well, falls apart a bit when you slice it.

    Thanks to all the past members here who posted about their meatloaf smoking, otherwise I may never have tried it.

    Last edited: Jun 27, 2014
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty.

    I never use eggs in my meatloaf. For a binder I'll use cooked quinoa, or cooked rice. Never had a dry meatloaf.
  3. austinsmoker

    austinsmoker Newbie

    Good idea - I've never heard of using quinoa or rice as a binder.

    I'll give that a try next time.
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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