10.13.2009

Meatloaf on the grill

I walked by my cafeteria's meatloaf entre today and felt a rush of inspiration.

On the way home I dropped in to Weiland's Gourmet Market to get meatloaf mix. Meatloaf mix is 1/3 beef, 1/3 pork and 1/3 veal. I don't know anywhere that has it except Weiland's. I got a few pounds, separated it into 1 lb portions and went to work on tonight's dinner.

I took 400 grams of the heavenly mixture, and added 7 g salt; Ruhlman salts meat at a reliable rate of 40 g / 5 lbs. I use this ratio a lot in cooking. Cooking meat you only get one shot to get it right. Can't really eat the meat raw to check spices, can't salt after it's cooked, just have to get it right. After salt, anything goes. I added milk (1/4 C), my bread crumbs (fu#k Panko, mine are better, 3/4 C), pepper, oregano, basil, egg, parsley, mixed gently and tossed on the grill with a think skim of bbq sauce on top. Vents full open, indirect and cooked 40 min to an internal temp of 160°F, wrapped and let rest for 15 minutes or so and served with tater tots and broccoli. What a dinner. Nothing left.

9 comments:

Mike said...

I've never tried meatloaf on the grill, but it works quite nicely in the smoker!

Dave said...

I did it once before and I think I overcooked it. This one, I was more careful and did it to a 160F before resting. Didn't know what temp to use for all those kinds of meat, but it was pretty nice. Fast too. I think it was done about 40 minutes after my chimney was poured onto the side for indirect.

Andrew said...

Sounds great-another reason to get rid of the stove in the kitchen for extra space?

Dave said...

Trish would absolutely love that. I can't wait to tell her.

Lorence, Columbus, Ohio said...

Dave, believe it or not, the Kroger in Grandview (Chambers Rd) often has a beef/pork/veal meatloaf mix. I'm not sure of the percentages of each, but I'll ask. I almost picked some up this past weekend - now I definitely will. Thanks for the inspiration!

Dave said...

Thanks for the tip Lorence. That store's close to my work - perfect for a lunchtime run for dinner groceries.

Allen said...

I like to use Stephanie’s Seasoning Salt on my meatloaf, it is all-natural and all-purpose. Also no fillers, caking agents, sugars and MSG. A lot more flavors to pick from.
Here is the site: http://www.stephanieseasonings.com
Try it, I know you will like it!

Dave said...

Thanks Allen. I heard it was good ... and I also heard it grows hair and helps with issues of manliness.

Lorence, Columbus, Ohio said...

Dave! I made one tonight on the gas grill - see:
http://lorenceskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/10/meatloaf-on-grill-you-betcha.html

Thanks! It was great!