The trick is to smoke the meat and not make the meat smoke
EMERIL’S MOST KICKED UP MEATLOAF EVER
Date: January 23, 2010 Viewing:Click on THUMBNAIL to bring up larger image with captions. There will also be controls for manual or self running slide show. Learn More:ClickHERE to jump to additional Info about this recipe.
Kicked Up Meatloaf
The veggie/herb mix used red pepper, onion, garlic, celery, rosemary, thyme, & Italian Parsley
The onions, celery & red pepper were sauteed first.
Then the chopped fresh herbs & garlic were added
The finished mix was allowed to cool while I lit the charcoal chimney & heated the smoker up to 300 degree
The ingredients for the loaf are gathered
The veggie mix, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, heavy cream, bread crumbs, mustard, ketchup, & are whisked together first
Then the beef, pork & veal, plus salt & pepper are added & formed into loafs
The 3 loafs are in foil pans, remote read temperature probes were placed in 2 of the 3 loafs & they were topped w/ bacon
The sauce used vinegar, ketchup, peeled tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, onion, garlic, red pepper, salt & pepper
The loafs were sauced midway & here they are ready to come off. I swapped the 2 outer loafs to even out the cooking
The loaf rested for 10 minutes & was carved & served with some herbed fries that had similar seasonings
The meatloaf was soft & tender with a nice touch of smoke. The sauce was very tangy & the combo was great
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My mom asked me to download this Emiril LaGasse recipe and it looked like a great candidate for smoked meatloaf. Like many meat loaf recipes it was a bit of an “Everything but the Kitchen sink” recipe. It used Beef, Pork & Veal, with a vegetable/fresh herb mix plus eggs, bread crumbs, mustard, Worcestershire sauce & heavy cream. The sauce is the kicked up part and could stand alone as a tangy sauce for many other uses. I made 3 of these & figured that would be plenty, but it turns out if my smoker could have fit a fourth loaf it wouldn’t have gone to waste.