Making Mini Bear Loafs today

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by link, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    My son left for college last week so I thought I would make him something he likes. He will come home for the holiday weekend coming up so he can take some back with him.

    I followed Bears recipe (cannot go wrong with it) but made a few changes:

    7 Pounds of Ground Beef (80-20). - I used all ground venison 

    Dry Mix:
    Black Pepper----------------------------3/4 TBS
    Red Pepper Flakes----------------------3/4 TBS
    Cayenne Pepper------------------------3/4 TBS
    Mustard Seed---------------------------3/4 TBS
    Fennel Seed (slightly crushed)--------None we do not like
    Anise Seed------------------------------- None we do not like
    Italian Seasoning------------------------2 tsp
    Garlic Powder----------------------------1tsp - I somehow did not have any so I used 1 tsp Onion Powder
    Onion Powder----------------------------1tsp

    Wet Mix:
    Tender Quick (cure)---------------------1 3/4 ounce
    Soy Sauce--------------------------------3 ounces
    Ice Water---------------------------------3 ounces
    Stir until TQ is dissolved, and put in fridge.

    NOTE: Any amounts of the ingredients above can be changed to suit your tastes, except the TQ.
    The amount should be 1/4 ounce (1/2 TBS) of TQ per every pound of Ground Meat.

    Here it is panned up in two pans 3.5 lbs each

    Here it is going into the smoker (using Pit Masters choice Pellets and a 12" A-Maze-N tube)

    Current temp is at 140° and should be ready to pull in out in a bit. 

    More Pics when I remove from smoker.

    Thanks for looking


  2. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Out of the smoker, cooled down and Starting to wrap. I will slice in a couple of days.

  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty!
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks good!

  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Marvelous meat loaf!

  6. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the comments guys. Been busy and forgot to post pics of it sliced and packaged. I packaged it in 8oz pack and we have been eating some as well. It came out really good this time. My son was pretty happy as he can take some back to his dorm when he goes back.

    Thanks for looking.

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  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I just tripped over this----Glad I didn't miss it completely!![​IMG]

    Looks Great Link!![​IMG]----[​IMG]

    I love that stuff, and if I was going to omit anything it would be the fennel seed & anise seed, like you did.

    I'm glad you like it---I never did it with straight Venison, but even my Deerbugrs are only 50% Venison.

  8. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Bear! This is a great recipe and everyone loves it. 


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