Meatloaf-N-Taters Throw-Down Sunday

Discussion in 'Beef' started by austinl, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. austinl

    austinl Smoking Fanatic

    Okay the trout wasn't originally part of this meal idea but at less than $4.00/lbs. I couldn't pass it up.  I've been toying around with meatloaf for some time now being overwhelmed by italian styles and disappointed by lipton soup mix loaves (mostly from the in-laws, lol) I've finally developed a recipe I'm happy with, which means it was time to throw it in the smoker with some taters to be mashed on the side!  This was all done with pecan wood, which is my personal favorite.

    The trout was marinated in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and dill weed at room temperature for 1 hour.


    Next comes the potatoes; rubbed with olive oil, salt, and chipotle chile powder


    Finally the meatloaf; I'll let 'yall be the judges of it by the recipe below.  In the future I hope to have a cast iron loaf pan instead of the disposable aluminum one shown.


    Homestyle Meatloaf

    1.25 lbs. lean ground beef

    0.33 lbs. plain ground pork sausage

    1 and 1/3 cups rolled oats

    1 small onion, finely chopped

    6 garlic cloves, pressed

    2 eggs

    1/3 cup milk

    1 6 oz. can tomato paste

    2 TBS. brown mustard

    2 TBS. worcestershire sauce

    1 and 1/2 tsp. salt

    1 tsp. ground black pepper

    1 tsp. cayenne chile powder

    1/2 cup ketchup

    2 tsp. marjoram

    Throughly mix all ingredients in a large bowl (except for the ketchup and marjoram) and transfer to a loaf pan and pack it down well.  Spread the ketchup evenly on top and then sprinkle the marjoram on top of the ketchup.  Cover with foil and bake at 375F for 1 hour, removing the foil in the last 20 minutes of baking.

    This also cooks well in a smoker.  Smoke uncovered at 240F for 2-3 hours and letting the internal temperature reach 165F.  Add the ketchup and marjoram in the last 30 minutes of smoking.

    And the magic, the potatoes were foiled after an hour...


    And the results (money shots included at no extra charge)...




  2. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great.Thumbs Up
  3. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks like a tasty loaf to me.
  4. shtrdave

    shtrdave Smoking Fanatic

    It all looks great, I love smoked salmon, haven't made any in a while.
    The taters, what did you add for the mash? They look looked like they would have been great the way they were with some butter or sour cream.
    the ML recipe looks very similar to what my mother used to make.
  5. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good to me! Love meatloaf.
  6. smokinal

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

    Everything looks delicious, but the salmon is off the wall good looking!
  7. billyj571

    billyj571 Smoking Fanatic

    looks like salmon to me isn't trout a white fish ?
  8. austinl

    austinl Smoking Fanatic

    I would have eaten the potatoes whole with some sour cream but this time I wanted to mash them.  I only used a small amount of salt, pepper, milk, and butter, then added spoonfulls of sour cream until it had a nice consistency.  I had some juices left over from a chuckie last weekend and I put them over the mashed potatoes and that was freakin' awesome.  The fish tasted like salmon too but the label said it was some kind of trout.  I suppose the store could have mixed the labels up but whichever it was, it was very good my kids tore it up.
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2011
  9. looks great
  10. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    How long did you smoke the fish and at what temp?
  11. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yummy it looks great nice color on the salmon ,it is a good combo [​IMG]
  12. austinl

    austinl Smoking Fanatic

    teez, I had the smoker going at 235F-ish and it took right at 2 hours to hit 145F.
  13. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Thanks! that fish looks amazing. I'm going to try some soon.
  14. smokin vegas

    smokin vegas Smoking Fanatic

    Looks so so good.  Now I am going to have to make a meat loaf.   Recipe sounds great!!!  
  15. Man that WAS Salmon!!!!   I thought I was going crazy when you wrote Trout and I saw that piece of fish.  [​IMG]   Bet you a dollar that the store mixed up them labels!!! 

    All the food looks fantastic too.  [​IMG]
  16. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Can't go wrong with meat-n-taters

    Looks great [​IMG]

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