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Meatloaf

BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,022
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
I'm cooking a loaf tonight, which happens to already be on the egg, and began to wonder has anyone cooked a meatloaf over a bed of bacon?
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  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,413
    Not with bacon on the bottom but over the top. I put bread on the bottom to sop up some of the fat and then throw it away.
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    granny.  try it without the pan.

    brownie. it sounds interesting. why not.  again though, maybe not in a pan.

    you know, meat loaf is essentially pate.  and pate is usually cooked in a pan lined with green bacon, or back fat.

    you might like it better wrapping the loaf in bacon and not cooking it in a pan at all.  roast it.
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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,847
    Check out the bacon explosion.
    http://www.bbqaddicts.com/blog/recipes/bacon-explosion/

    Of course you need some weaving skills. And rather than roll, I would wrap it like the tastiest gift paper ever.
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  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,413
    Oh my, learning new tricks all the time. Next time no pan and wrapped in bacon. Reading up on pate from the Charcuterie. ;;)
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
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  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,022
    All sounds great! I cook mine in a wire basket (Pampered chef).

    Granny, do you completely cover the top or just do a few slices?
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  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,413
    Both, sometimes I don't plan ahead well enough and come up short on the bacon. Prefer it covered.
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
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  • BakemanBakeman Posts: 113
    Question,when you cover it in bacon does the meat still brown??
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  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,413
    No, just the bacon browns.
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,706
    Toss it right on the grid, indirect with a drip pan.  You'll get a nice crust all sides.  Take it up to 155 internal. 
    Packerland, Wisconsin

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  • NightwingXPNightwingXP Posts: 436
    Toss it right on the grid, indirect with a drip pan.  You'll get a nice crust all sides.  Take it up to 155 internal. 
    How big a meatloaf do you make Choke? ( lbs. ? )
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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,706
    edited March 2012
    Toss it right on the grid, indirect with a drip pan.  You'll get a nice crust all sides.  Take it up to 155 internal. 
    How big a meatloaf do you make Choke? ( lbs. ? )
    Usually about 1.5 to 2 lbs.  I cook them at about 375-400 and it takes a little over an hour to finish.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

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  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,022
    I'm not sure I can give up that great crust for bacon.
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 2,881
    Haven't tried bacon yet, but like using the CI grill, flat side up, to better support, and better crust, the bottom.  
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  • NightwingXPNightwingXP Posts: 436
    Thanks Choke!

    Only 3 things in life matter. Family, Steelers and my BGE!!
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,268
    Brownie, at the Salado fest I cooked a bacon wrapped meat roll. Here is what I did.
    Bacon base placed on top of bacon was 90/10 ground sirloin topped with white cheddar cheese, topped with a mixture of sautéed onions, jalapeño sundries tomatoes and mushrooms. Rolled up into a log and cooked to temp.
    I called it a deconstructed reconstructed bacon cheese burger and served on Hawaiian rolls. Didn't last very long. I never had time to take a picture, but I have done this cook before and posted pictures
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,022
    Austin, That's sounds fantastic! Thanks for the idea.
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