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Yet another loaf entry: Meatloaf Wellington

SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,896
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum
I didn't realize there was a meat loaf throw down going on this weekend, but apparently I too have entered.  I was inspired by by this Fattie Wellington post by @70chevelle.  I was going through some of my bookmarks and ran across this.  I believe in that post one of the comments mentions Meat Loaf wellington so I thought I would give it a try.  

I searched for recipes and ran across this one.  The only thing I did differently is I sauteed the mushrooms in olive oil, garlic and red wine before I mixed them in.   While I prepared the loaf, I got the egg lit and ready for about 250.  I also unwrapped the puff pastry sheets to defrost on the counter.  

Here is the prepared loaf:
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When the internal temp reached 140, I pulled it from the egg.  Here are a couple of pics of the cooked loaf:

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When I removed the loaf from the egg, I raised the temp to 400ish and added a pizza stone on a raised grid.  I then wrapped the loaf in Puff pastry and brushed a little egg wash on top and put it back on the egg for about 20-30 minutes. 
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Sliced Pics:
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This was pretty darn tasty.  To be honest, the meatloaf was so good it could have stood "on it's own".  The puff pastry was really good, but as you can see in the pics I sort of overlapped the ends and it was a little too doughy.   This is my first time working with puff pastry...and I learned you want to get it nice and even.  I should have cut off the excess on the ends.  My kids actually all ate the meat loaf out of the middle and left most of the pastry behind.  It was kind of cool to try smoking and baking in one dish. 

Oh yeah- I did mix up the sauce suggested in the recipe and I heated it on the egg in a little pot for a while.  It was a simple ketchup, brown sugar, worsey, and dry mustard...but it was really good.  I served it on the side. 


Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

Comments

  • BudgeezerBudgeezer Posts: 523
    Nice.
    Edina, MN

  • you win...

    Mine is coming out in a few minutes and I don't even need to taste it - I can taste yours with my eyes
  • That is awesome
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,284
    Dayam that looks good!  
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  • MJGMJG Posts: 237
    I'm sitting here laughing, but that is brilliant!
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    Where are the duxells an pate du canard? Looks fantastic! I do chicken breasts with just duxelles quite often.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Quite innovative.  Will be adding this to my to cook list. 
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,853
    Very nice. Great idea. 
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,896
    Where are the duxells an pate du canard? Looks fantastic! I do chicken breasts with just duxelles quite often.
    The whatselles and the who du what?   I might try it one day with the other traditional wellington ingredients ;).  I found a recipe with shrooms and thought "close enough!". 

    Thanks all!  This was a fun one.  I actually got my real camera out instead of just taking out of focus iphone pics this time. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    stike did an amazing beef wellington that he has posted a couple hundred times. Beautiful shot under candlelight B-)

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    Duxelles are just chopped mushrooms cooked in a dry pan. Pate foie du canard is duck liver pate.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,896
    I remember that one!  I haven't been around as long as you, so I only saw it 30-40 times ;)


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    Beautiful shot though ;)

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,896
    edited October 2012
    It was breathtaking.  Nothing sets the mood of a beautiful candlelight dinner with your wife quite like breaking out the camera and snapping pictures of the table before you let her sit down. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    Hahaha! Brilliant!

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • jrog74jrog74 Posts: 29
    Ladies and Gentlemen the winner of the meatloaf throwdown by knock out....Smokey Pitt!!! You can read this in your best boxer announcer voice.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    He really knocked out of the park! I didn't hear about no throwdown but I can't post pics anyway.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,471

    ^:)^ ^:)^ ^:)^

    Mike

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
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