Linda's Cajun Meatloaf

Discussion in 'Beef' started by ba_loko, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. ba_loko

    ba_loko Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Folks, I've yet to try this smoked, but it's the best meatloaf I've ever had. I'll be trying it soon on the smoker. It's my wifes recipe.

    1 tbsp olive oil
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1 celery stalk, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tbsp Louisiana pepper sauce
    1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp black pepper
    1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
    1/2 tsp ground cumin
    1/2 tsp dried thyme
    1 bay leaf
    1/4 cup milk (2% will work fine)
    1/3 cup ketchup (heinz won't work :D )
    1 lb ground beef
    1 cup bread crumbs
    1 egg slightly beaten

    Heat oil in a large skillet. Cook onion until soft. Add celery, and garlic; cook until pepper is soft. Stir in seasonings;
    simmer 5 minutes.

    Stir in milk and ketchup. Remove from heat; let cool. Remove bay leaf.

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9" loaf pan.

    In a large bowl, combine seasoned mixture with bread crumbs, ground
    beef, and egg. Place in prepared pan; bake 75 minutes. Let stand 15
    minutes before slicing.
  2. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those ingredients really make it sound tasty. I'm a big fan of Cajun food, so I'm gonna try it sometime next week. Man it's putting me in a Cajun mood...Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler: (lez-ay lay bon tom rule-air). That means "Let the Good Times Roll" in Cajun Country.
  3. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG] sounds yummy and sounds screaming like it needs to be smoked......over apple wood......yea.....ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm yummy [​IMG]
  4. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Kev, that sound awesome! Thanks for sharing and give Linda a big hug from me for the recipe!
  5. farmall

    farmall Newbie

    Sound good I'll give it a try.
  6. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good... but if heinz won't work what does? homemade?
  7. deer meat

    deer meat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I will try that one, it's been a while since I did a meatloaf.
  8. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds great, will definitely be giving this one a try!

    Thank you!
  9. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Smokers full this week end, but that'll be the start for next week end. Found a new meat store that has all kinds of cheap meat. (still can't find Boston Butts). Now I have about 15lbs gound meat. And that sounds really good. Thanks.
  10. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow! Cheap meat in Philly? Do tell, it might be worth a trip from Delaware...?
  11. ba_loko

    ba_loko Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I finally tried this one this evening on the smoker. I'm sorry that I don't have pics. I've got to tell ya, it was incredible. Linda prepped the loaves and I smoked them, then she made mashed 'taters, and jalapeno gravy. Friends, I must tell you, this was a meal worthy of eating!

    Tomorrow, I'm dong spare ribs. It's good to be home! (Traveling with sales is quite a chore!)
  12. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Gee I missed this post the first time around! I gotta try this!
  13. kew_el_steve

    kew_el_steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Do they have a Sam's near you? Butts are about $1.27/lb right now. All you can stand.
  14. ba_loko

    ba_loko Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I've been asked to share the jalapeno gravy recipe, so here it is.

    Jalapeno Cream Gravy

    1 tbs butter
    1/2 cup onion, minced
    1 tsp garlic, minced
    2 large jalapenos, seeded and minced
    2 cups heavy cream
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    1 tsp salt
    1 pinch cayenne
    1/4 roux (recipe below)

    Melt butter and saute onions and garlic 2 to 3 minutes over medium flame.
    Do no brown. Add jalapenos, cream, and seasonings and cook until onions are soft. Whisk in roux, taking care to dissolve any lumps. Cook 3 to 6 minutes until the starchy taste disappears and gravy is thickened. Taste and adjust seasonings.

    Blond Roux

    Equal parts unsalted butter and flour, cooked for 5 minutes over medium heat until blond colored but not browned.
  15. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    into the recipe file they go.....thanx ba.
  16. pescadero

    pescadero Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks very much. It sounds so good, I am anxious to try it.

    May even put it on my Cheerios !! [​IMG]

    Both Meatloaf and Gravy are safe in my file, and next on my 'Hit List'.

  17. ba_loko

    ba_loko Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    You're very welcome. I look forward to hearing how it comes out!

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