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scooter
12-10-2012, 10:41 AM
This recipe originated from TX BBQ rub company then went through a friend who made some changes then came to me. I thought the final product a little too sweet so I added a package of Lipton Onion Soup Mix (A nod to my mothers meatloaf recipe) to balance out the salt to sweet ratio, I also added the BBQ sauce coating near the end and Happy Ending rub to the recipe. The end result is a meatloaf that's well balanced sweet to salt, very moist, lots of flavor with a hint of smoke. Simply the best I've ever had. Others who've tried it have said the same thing.

Here it is for your dining pleasure!!

scooter's Meatloaf Recipe

3 lbs ground beef
1 medium yellow onion, minced (1/8" or smaller)
1 medium green bell pepper, minced (1/8" or smaller)
1 medium red bell pepper, minced (1/8" or smaller)
6 eggs beaten
1 1/2 stacks Ritz crackers, crushed
1/2 cup Three Cheese Blend (parmesan/romano/asiago)
1/3 cup Texas BBQ rub
1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
1 TBS garlic, minced
1 package Lipton Onion Soup Mix
BPS Happy Ending Rub

In a large bowl mix all ingredients (except the crackers) together. It's best to use your hands to mix it thoroughly. Now throw in the crushed crackers and incorporate them completely into the mix.
Heat your pit to 325. Put down a Frogmat and roll out the meatloaf mixture onto the Frogmat and form into a loaf.
At an IT of 145*, give the loaf a light coat of BBQ sauce. Continue to cook to set the sauce until an IT of 155* - 160* is reached. Pull from the pit, cover with foil and let rest 15 mins then slice and serve.
Wood: Oak, Pecan, Hickory
The image below only shows 3 packs of crackers but I actually used 4 of those short stacks of Ritz crackers to be the equal of 1 1/2 stacks of the full stacks of Ritz crackers.
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This is the size of the minced onion, pepper and garlic I use. Very small mince. This is what makes this meatloaf so very moist!
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Onto the frogmat
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I set the drum up to cook like a WSM. I covered the charcoal basket with a foil covered pizza pan.
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Hickory pellets and a chunk of red oak
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Green beans coated with olive oil and Desert Gold go in the MAK at 425* for 20 mins. These are done!
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The meatloaf is brushed with Better Than Sex BBQ Sauce and dusted with Happy Ending rub at around 145* IT and left in the cooker to set the sauce. Here it's done at 155*. Looks good enough to eat!!
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Plated with mashed taters and gravy and roasted green beans
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backbay2
12-10-2012, 12:04 PM
Well scooter, I have to say presentation is everything! I do not like meat loaf and I think I would at least give that one a try. MAYBE But seriously, good work!

scooter
12-10-2012, 01:14 PM
I'm confident you'll like this one! It's loaded with flavor, VERY moist and, if you use a hot BBQ sauce like I do, will have a little back end heat if you like spicy food. The sandwiches you make from the leftovers are outstanding!

cowgirl
12-10-2012, 05:37 PM
Looks delicious Scooter!! Thanks for the recipe too, I hope to give it a try!

sheepdad
12-11-2012, 12:35 PM
Some speedy dry for the keyboard PLEASE !!!!!

I'm gonna try that recipe for sure. Sounds great and LOOKS EVEN BETTER. Another great cook scooter. :beer: :cool: :beer:

backbay2
12-11-2012, 01:06 PM
I'm confident you'll like this one! It's loaded with flavor, VERY moist and, if you use a hot BBQ sauce like I do, will have a little back end heat if you like spicy food. The sandwiches you make from the leftovers are outstanding!

I agree, I do like spice, but for now I am just gonna have to take your word on it :)

Nafle
12-11-2012, 01:13 PM
That just looks great. And I believe it was mutch flavours. Love it :)

MrAdam
12-11-2012, 01:49 PM
Put this one in the hall of fame!

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