Smoked Meatloaf

Discussion in 'Beef' started by cport, May 31, 2011.

  1. Hey there, I just purchased a Chargriller Smoker, thought I'd share my first smoked meat loaf.

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    started with a basic meatloaf: ground beef, chopped onion, hand full of oatmeal, salt and pepper, 1 egg and wrapped it in bacon.

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    About the halfway point.

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    Finally done!

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    The finished product. Tasted great with a little J.D Old No.7 BBQ sauce.  I must say, this has to be the best way to make a meatloaf. I informed my girlfriend that I'll be taking over the meatloaf duty from now on. [​IMG]
     
  2. looks like the bacon is a little overdone(for my taste)but the inside looks nice and juicy. what temp did you smoke at?
     
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  4. I tried to keep the temps around 225-235, but had a couple of temp spikes to 300+. Cook time was about 4.5hrs.  I thought that too about the bacon, but it wasn't bad at all. The meat side of the bacon had a pretty normal color. Lower temp and longer cook time next time? I'm a bit green at smoking.
     
     
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    225-235 is about right for meatloaf and most everything else. My question would be what the smoke looked like remember your looking for Thin Blue Smoke (TBS) you want just a light blueish color or no smoke and just the smell of the wood burning.
     
  6. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF I am glad  you joint us

    Good start, thanks for the Qview
     
  7. smokinal

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

    Welcome to SMF. Great looking meatloaf!
     
  8. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    Very nice meatloaf!!  Great Job! and great q-view, too! I love meatloaf, but I REALLY love the sandwiches the next day!  Cheers! and welcome to the forum
     
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I was wondering the same thing. The meat on the inside looks great but the bacon looks oversmoked to me.  Keep on smoking them cause the best part is the eating
     
  10. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good from here
     
  11. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great job cport, did you mop the meatloaf?

    And please don't take offense to some of the questions posted, everyone here likes to help, some seem concerned that the bacon is black due to a bad smoke that leaves creosote on the food, do a search on TBS Thin Blue Smoke.

    Most folks here like to smoke certain foods using internal temperature as a guide.

    Which dirty harry is that?
     
  12. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

    Smoked meatloaf is hard to beat
     
  13. seaham358

    seaham358 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Got to love smoked meat loaf.. I used to drape mine with bacon, not any longer, I don't notice any difference if I'm using a meat with a higher fat %.    I usually toss on a couple potatoes and smoke them with the ML.. Can't go wrong with smoked meat loaf potatoes..  Keep on smoking and keep posting the Q view!!
     
  14. No offense taken, I'm just starting to learn how to smoke. Any helpful advise is appreciated.

    the pic is from the famous "do ya feel lucky" scene from the original Dirty Harry movie.
     
  15. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You're off to a good start,

    Just ask questions and learn from your experiences and you'll be fine  [​IMG]
     
  16. zul

    zul Newbie

    Looks great, care to share your meatloaf recipe?
     

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