The trick is to smoke the meat and not make the meat smoke

CEDAR PLANKED MEATLOAF

  Date: November 15, 2010
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I love meatloaf on the grill and smoker. I saw a recipe for meatloaf grilled on a cedar plank and was intrigued. A few days later I saw the The Plank Grilling Cook Book in a book store and figured it was a sign. I bought the book and although it used a new to me method for plank grilling, I had to do this recipe first. I was worried because this book has you use the plank with medium low heat under it the entire time vs. starting by charring the plank with high direct heat and finishing it off with medium indirect heat. Where this recipe cooked for over an hour I was worried I’d be almost done and then watch everything go up in flames. I monitored the cooking temps carefully and shot the grate temps with my infra red thermometer to make sure they weren’t too high. While making this meat loaf was time consuming, the great flavors made it well worth the effort.
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Recipe Source:
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Meathead

The Plank Grilling Cookbook

Meatloaf w/ Tomato & Red Pepper Sauce - Page 27
Grill:
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Kenmore Elite Gas Grill

Indirect Grilled:

Using Kenmore Elite Gas Grill
Gear:
  • Cedar Grilling Plank