Smoked Mini Meat Loaves
This recipe first appeared on the BBQ Forum, posted by my friend, Dylan (user name, Q.N.E. tyme)
It disappeared from that forum's archives, so I just re-posted it there, and is such a great recipe, thought I'd share it here as well.
Posted by Q.N.E. tyme
March 5, 2002 at 10:43:17
I made these things the other day and I know it's just meatloaf, but they were so good. I mean excellent, so I thought I'd post in case you might want to try.
1 1/4 pounds lean ground beef
1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar (shredded)
1 large egg
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon instant beef boullion
1 teaspoon salt
7 slices thin cut bacon (4 to top the loaves and three you dice up and add to the mixture)
Just mix it all up and form into 4 mini loaves. Take four slices of bacon and cut them in half and criss cross them over each loaf.
I put them in the pit at about 300 degrees and cooked them for an hour and 10 minutes (I just took one out and checked it and they were done). I brushed them with sauce, not too heavy, after the first 35 minutes, and then twice more at 15 minute intervals.
I really liked them. They were really tasty and you could see tiny strands of cheddar in them still, with a hint of smoke, and the bacon .... ****!