Two Chuckies and my first Meatloaf w/ Qview

Discussion in 'Beef' started by pocketaces, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. pocketaces

    pocketaces Smoke Blower

    Its been a few weekends since I've smoked and even longer since I've contributed some Qview.  We've been very hungry for ribs but still have way too much beef in the freezer.  So we "settled" on two chuckies and my first meatloaf.

    The last chuckies we did came out kind of tough.  I'm planning on foiling them a little longer this time.  I hope that helps.  We intend on pulling them.

    This one I used my hot and spicy home made rub.


    This one I want to keep a little more mild for the wife.  I used Adobo and injected with apple juice.


    And here is the Meatloaf.  It is 2.5 pounds of 90/10.  1.5 cups of cracker crumbs, one egg and some garlic and onion powder.  I also threw in about 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup worchestershire.


    Wish me luck!
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2010
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a good start!!
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I agree with Jerry and your off to a great start.
  4. pocketaces

    pocketaces Smoke Blower

    Well the rain might be over for a while.  It just might turn into a good day for smoking after all.

  5. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Looks like some great eating in your future.
  6. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great, What time is Dinner...[​IMG]
  7. pocketaces

    pocketaces Smoke Blower

    Two hours in.  Smoker is running hot today.  I actually pulled out 3 pieces of lump to try to get it down.

  8. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a great start!!!!
  9. pocketaces

    pocketaces Smoke Blower

    These things are going slow.  That is good I guess.  They are now foiled and at 169 and 164.  They've been on for almost 5 hours.  On the "mild" one I put Rum soaked pineapple in the foil a little of the Rum too.

    Dam cooker is still too hot.  Weird smoke that is for sure. 

    I tried a slice of the meatloaf as it was cooling.  UNREAL.  Wow, I won't eat them baked anymore.

    Last edited: Jul 24, 2010
  10. pocketaces

    pocketaces Smoke Blower

    Almost 7 hours in.  Whew.  One is at 185 the other is slightly less.  I wanted to cooler these things for a few hours.  I think I still will and just eat a late dinner.

    What temp should I pull them?
  11. pocketaces

    pocketaces Smoke Blower

    8 hours and they are both resting in the cooler with towels.  I'm going in for a look at 8ish.

    One more round of Qview to come.
  12. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks a chuckie on right now.
  13. Try these on the Smoker

    Stuffed Meatloaf
    This is my lovley brides recipe and is really good stuff

    2 Lbs Ground Chuck
    2 Tbsn minced onion
    2 Tbsn minced garlic
    1 egg
    Bread crumbs the fine ones
    Mix everything together , put the bread crumbs in a little at a time. Add just enough catsup for flavor.
    Take 2/3rds of the mixture and put it in a 9 x 13 baking dish and form  your regular sized meatloaf but make a nice bowl in the center. You want to make sure you have enough left to make a cap or cover out of the remaining mixture. Now add whatever you like into the bowl. I like fried crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar , caramelized onion and sliced crimini mushrooms.  Now put on your cap and blend into the rest of the meatloaf cover with catsup and pour in about 1/4 inch of water around the meatloaf and bake 350 for 30 -35 miniutes. Here are some other things you may add to  the bowl for a different taste. I have made them with Sun dried tomatoes, fresh spinach leaves, feta cheese, sliced black olives and slivered shrimp for a Mediterranean taste. Or some pepperoni, mozerella cheese, pizza sauce and a dash of sweet basil. For the Italian taste. The possibilties are endless and only stop when you do. I'm here if you need me. Wa-Do and enjoy. This was a 1st place winner up here.

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