So today I cooked a stuffed meatloaf. Sure, that sounds kinda boring. But this one was pretty good!
I got the recipe from my new favorite cookbook, BBQ Homestyle by Paul Kirk and Ardie Davis. They have traveled the BBQ competition circuit for a long time and they put together a book of competitors favorite meals.
Its a great list of competitors, and an even better list of recipes.
The recipe is pretty easy.
Mix up your meatloaf ingredients. Flatten it out on some wax paper. Then add the “stuffing” ingredients.
Once that is done, roll it up. Make sure the ends and the seam are sealed up tight. Then put a layer of foil over the wax paper and get it into the fridge for a few hours to stiffen up a bit.
I set up the grill for indirect cooking. Actually used two grills today, one for the meatloaf, the other for the roasted garlic twice baked potatoes. That is another recipe from this book, and it was fantastic too!
I brought the temp up to 350, then put the stuffed meatloaf on the center of the grill and inserted a temperature probe to let me know when it was ready.
I would tell you that this cooked for 30 minutes, or 60 minutes, but I really have no idea how long it cooked. I got sidetracked doing some other things in the yard and just kept running back every so often to check the temperature of the meat.
Once I hook things up to the temperature probe I lose all track of time. Maybe it took about an hour?
Once the temp got close, I painted the meatloaf with some BBQ sauce. Then it cooked for about 10-15 minutes and the sauce gave it a nice glaze.
I pulled it at 160 degrees, then let it rest for about 15 minutes.
I cut it carefully with a serrated knife.
I plated the meal with some asparagus and roasted garlic twice baked potatoes.
I will be cooking this meal again.