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Post Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:04 pm
BBcue-Z well done
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Keeping it simple and easy this weekend after the big cook for the Holiday weekend.
I started with a mix of veggies
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Processed them finely
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Added the veggies to the ground beef and also added dry mash potato mix instead of breadcrumbs. I think it gives it better flavor and texture. I put the meat in a shallow backing pan instead of the traditional loaf pan to expose as much of the surface to smoke as possible.
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Fired up the smoker using SFB to 375 and placed the meat loaf. Used Hickory chunks for smoke
45 min into the cooking
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I added caramelized onions and mushrooms and topped the meat with slices of fresh tomatoes and drizzled some ketchup.
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And added the Mac&Cheese
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Cranked up the heat to 400 degrees
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50 min later
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Dinner is served :)
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Post Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:13 pm
Dyal_SC well done
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Looks real good, BBcue-Z! Meatloaf on the smoker totally changed my opinion about meatloaf. :lol: Definitely so much better. I like your idea about adding the extra surface area.
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Post Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:57 pm
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You've won my heart, Z! That is really creative, and you have inspired me with some ideas. Nice, nice going! You know, in the past I have myself actually used instant mashed potatoes, known around here as "spackle," to thicken up chili. Worked great! :D

Oh, since you mentioned ketchup,... just the other day in the store I spied some "balsamic ketchup." I believe it was made by Heinz. Looks and sounds interesting. Have you seen/tried it?
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Post Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:27 am
Griffin well done
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Job well done. Been too long since I've had some smoked meatloaf and yours looks outstanding.

Post Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:35 am
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
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Z, that's meatloaf taken to the next level and then some! The idea of using instant potatoes instead of breadcrumbs is quite interesting!

Post Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:55 pm
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Great job, Z! Nothing like a bit of comfort food on the Q... :D
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