Smoked Party Meatloaf (Alton Brown) Recipe

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Smoked Party Meatloaf (Alton Brown)
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  1. Combine the ketchup, tomato paste, chipotle peppers and cocoa powder in a large mixing bowl. Remove 1/3 cup of the mixture and set aside.
  2. Pulse the potato chips in the food processor until they are a coarse breadcrumb consistency, approximately 12 pulses. Transfer the potato chips to the bowl with the ketchup mixture.
  3. Combine the garlic, carrots, chile and onions into the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped but not pureed, approximately 10 pulses.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a 10-inch cast-iron pan set over medium heat. Once the oil shimmers, add the onion mixture, sage and salt and cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables soften and begin to brown slightly, approximately 5 minutes. Add the mixture to the mixing bowl with the potato chip mixture and stir to combine and cool the vegetables slightly. Add the ground chuck, sirloin, pork and eggs and use your hands to thoroughly combine. Shape into a loaf that is approximately 12- by 4- by 2-inch. Make sure to press the meat into a compact, uniform loaf. Wrap the loaf in heavy-duty aluminum foil. Set aside at room temperature for 1 hour.
  5. Heat a smoker to 250 degrees F. Place 1 hardwood chunk in the smoker's wood tray.
  6. Flip over the meatloaf pouch and poke 12 to 15 holes in the aluminum foil package to allow the fat to drain off. Turn the pouch back over. Set the meatloaf in the smoker and place a drip pan on the rack immediately below the meatloaf. Cook for 45 minutes.
  7. After 45 minutes, open the foil pack and fold down the sides of the foil to create a shallow pan around the meatloaf. Brush with the reserved glaze. Insert a probe thermometer into the meatloaf and cook until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F, approximately 40 minutes. Remove the meatloaf from the smoker and rest for 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 447.39 Kcal (1873 kJ)
Calories from fat 313.03 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34.78g 54%
Cholesterol 127.39mg 42%
Sodium 395.03mg 16%
Potassium 507.19mg 11%
Total Carbs 11.19g 4%
Sugars 2.53g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1.42g 6%
Protein 22.36g 45%
Vitamin C 16.1mg 27%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 1.9mg 10%
Calcium 35.3mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 263.05 Kcal (1101 kJ)
Calories from fat 184.05 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.45g 54%
Cholesterol 74.9mg 42%
Sodium 232.26mg 16%
Potassium 298.2mg 11%
Total Carbs 6.58g 4%
Sugars 1.49g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0.83g 6%
Protein 13.15g 45%
Vitamin C 9.5mg 27%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 1.1mg 10%
Calcium 20.7mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 11.6
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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