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Smoked Meatloaf

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Transform your homestyle favorite, meatloaf, into a smoky flavor delight with this Smoked Meatloaf recipe. This meatloaf  is full of so much smoky flavor. This is the perfect dish to enjoy on the weekend or a special family dinner. So fire up the smoker and let’s elevate your ordinary meatloaf to a smoky masterpiece. 

Smoked Meatloaf

Ready to elevate your meatloaf to the next level? This smoked meatloaf is just what you are searching for! You will love it for so many reasons! 

  • Simple to make!
  • Full of immense flavor!
  • Super juicy! 
  • Transforms ordinary into extraordinary! 
Smoked Meatloaf

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Smoked Meatloaf

Ingredients:

  • 2 Pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • ½ Cup Whole Milk
  • ½ Cup Finely Chopped Onion
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 ¼ Cup Ketchup, ¼ cup separated 
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon Smoked Paprika

How to Make Smoked Meatloaf

  • Preheat your eclectic smoker to 225°F (107°C) according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, whole milk, chopped onions, minced garlic, eggs, the ¼ cup ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, dijon mustard, salt, black pepper, and smoked paprika.
  • Shape the mixture into a loaf shape and place it directly on to the grill grates in your electric smoker, or you can place it on a small sheet tray and then place it into the smoker. Spread the remaining 1 ¼ Cup of Ketchup over the top of the meatloaf.
  • Close the smoker and let the meatloaf smoke for approximately 2 hours, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C). Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature. 
  • Once the meatloaf has reached the desired temperature, remove it from the smoker and let it rest for about 10 minutes before slicing. 
  • Slice the smoked meatloaf and serve it warm. You can serve it with your favorite side dishes like mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or a fresh salad. Enjoy!
smoked meatloaf

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Try various types of wood chips or pellets, including hickory, apple, or mesquite, to infuse your meatloaf with unique smoky notes. 
  • When making smoked meatloaf, use a high quality meat with at least 15% fat. You can also use a combination of beef, pork, and veal as classic options.
  • If you are looking for an alternative to breadcrumbs you can use oats and crushed crackers. 
  • Be generous with seasonings as the smoking process can subdue flavors.
  • You don’t want to pack the meat too tightly. A looser form allows the smoke to penetrate more evenly throughout the meat and makes for a juicier meatloaf.
  • Smoking your meat at a lower temperature  225°F (107°C) allows for your meatloaf to smoke slowly and evenly. 
  • Customize the recipe to your taste by incorporating additional ingredients such as chopped jalapeños, shredded cheese, or your preferred fresh herbs.
  • Once your meatloaf comes to the correct temperature and is done, let it rest for at least 10 minutes. This helps the juices redistribute and makes slicing easier. 
smoked meatloaf

Storage

You will want to store your leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.

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Freezer

If you prefer to freeze your leftover smoked meatloaf, let it completely cool and then wrap individual slices in plastic and then in foil. Place all pieces in a freezer in a freezer-safe bag and place in the freezer. 

Thaw in the fridge when you are ready to enjoy. Heat to your desired temperature and enjoy. 

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Smoked Meatloaf

Smoked Meatloaf

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Transform your homestyle favorite, meatloaf, into a smoky flavor delight with this Smoked Meatloaf recipe. This meatloaf is full of so much smoky flavor. This is the perfect dish to enjoy on the weekend or a special family dinner. So fire up the smoker and let’s elevate your ordinary meatloaf to a smoky masterpiece.

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • ½ Cup Whole Milk
  • ½ Cup Finely Chopped Onion
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 ¼ Cup Ketchup, ¼ cup separated
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon Smoked Paprika

Instructions

  1. Preheat your eclectic smoker to 225°F (107°C) according to the manufacturer instructions.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, whole milk, chopped onions, minced garlic, eggs, the ¼ cup ketchup, worcestershire sauce, dijon mustard, salt, black pepper, and smoked paprika.
  3. Shape the mixture into a loaf shape and place it directly on to the grill grates in your electric smoker, or you can place it on a small sheet tray and then place it into the smoker. Spread the remaining 1 cup of cups over the top of the meatloaf.
  4. Close the smoker and let the meatloaf smoke for approximately 2 hours, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C). Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature. 
  5. Once the meatloaf has reached the desired temperature, remove it from the smoker and let it rest for about 10 minutes before slicing. 
  6. Slice the smoked meatloaf and serve it warm. You can serve it with your favorite side dishes like mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or a fresh salad. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 409Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 149mgSodium: 652mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 35g

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