Meatloaf and Tater w/q-view

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by isutroutbum, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. isutroutbum

    isutroutbum Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Hi Everyone,

    I smoked up a meatloaf, some au gratin potatoes, and a couple pork steaks the other day. I meant to post the final pics yesterday, but I forgot. It was really, really hot on Tuesday when I did the smoke (and then a big thunderstorm rolled through), so I put everything in my new BDS. I've not smoked anything in it except sausages (which is really why I bought it), but is was pretty mindless. I simply set the temp and smoke time, and then ran back inside to the A/C. [​IMG]

    Everyone seemed to enjoy it, so the BDS did its job. My brother, his wife, and their 3 kids are staying w/us for a few weeks, while they wait for the construction on their new home to be completed . . . and the kids just loved it! Put a big 'ol smile on my ugly mug. [​IMG]

    I've never done either meatloaf or potatoes before, so thanks much to all of you who offered advise on smoke times! I really appreciate it!


    Here goes:

    Smoked everything w/hickory at 250.

    The loaf (approx):

    2 pds burger
    1 pd fresh ground pork
    5 tbs minced garlic
    5 tbs mustard
    3 carrots minced and fried in butter to soften
    2 celery sticks " " " " "
    1 medium oninon " " " "
    3 tbs tabasco
    3 tbs worchestershire sauce
    1/4 cup clamato juice
    2 eggs
    1/2 cup whole oats (i.e., oatmeal)
    1/3 cup Thai chili garlic sauce (1/2 mixed in the meat, and 1/2 on top)
    1 package of mozz cheese on top



    Sorry, I didn't take a shot of throwing the mirepoix on, but we've all seen carrots, celery and onions before:





    The taters (approx):

    1 pd sweet potatoes
    2 pds 'regular' potatoes
    1 'huge' onion carmelized
    Made a roux w/a stick of butter and 1/2 cup of flour
    To the roux I added 1 bag of colby jack cheese
    When the cheese melted, I added (slowly) 1 box of chicken stock
    Layered the potatoes and onions, poured on the cheese sauce, layer, cheese sauce, etc.
    When layered, added 1 bag of Mozz and a little fresh chopped parsley to the top







    My brother and I were eating the taters on the way into the house, hence the 'hole' on the side. We just couldn't wait! [​IMG]




    All the meat, taters, and some homemade slaw.


    Thanks for lookin'!!

    Best,
    Trout
     
  2. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks very tastey, I like the "I" on the taters, now I know where your heart is.
     
  3. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Holy Cow. That all looks delicious. Way to come out swingin' with that new smoker. I love the ingredients in the meatloaf and those taters...well lets just say they look simply outstanding. Sweet potatos in au grautin?
    [​IMG]from this guy for sure.

    (said with a watering mouth)
     
  4. Yes, the I is nice, but isn't it Michigan State's colors?

    Doesn't matter; everything really looks great.
     
  5. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    very nice, everything looks great, the sweet pototaoes is a nice twist. [​IMG]
     
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Fantastic Job on the whole smoke trout. Looks like everything turned out very well. I do like the sweet potatoe au grautin thats a new twist for me. Good job.
     
  7. meatball

    meatball Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Wow...Very nice lookin' meal!! Love the looks of those pork steaks.
     
  8. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job! [​IMG] Everything looks delicious.
     
  9. isutroutbum

    isutroutbum Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Thanks so much for the kind comments and the points everyone. I really appreciate it!

    My wife talked me into adding sweet potatoes to au gratin a few years ago, and we've just continued to do it. It adds a nice textural difference, as well as the obvious sweetness. Pretty yummy!

    Haha - I wondered if anyone would notice it. My nephew actually put that cheese on. He's an Iowa fan . . . I ain't got him converted yet. [​IMG]

    Thanks again!

    Best,
    Trout
     
  10. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You leave that nephew of yours alone, good kid.
     
  11. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Really nice looking smoke, and I love the variation of potatoes used. [​IMG]
     
  12. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job Troutbum. Another fine smoke..
     
  13. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Great job and pics.....[​IMG]
    And it's ok to tell everyone the "I" is for Illinois!!!!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  14. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice...real nice![​IMG]
     
  15. isutroutbum

    isutroutbum Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Thanks again everyone!

    Best,
    Trout
     

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