was at the grocery store today and they had some huge sweet onions.
and thought that would be great with some meatloaf and potatoes with some mushroom gravy so this is what I set out to do first I needed to start the potatoes and I used my potatoe spikes ( they almost cut the time in half ) perf with a fork and moped with a butter. salt, garlic, pepper and basil mix.
and stuck in the smoker along with some garlic and shallots to smoke cook
next prep the onions cut in half and pull out to about three rings.
then spray a large muffin pan and set in the onion cups
and fill them up with your meatloaf mix.
speaking of meatloaf your can use your favorite mix. this is what I filled mine with.
hamburger, 15 / 85
roasted garlic cloves
fine bread crumbs
now here is a pointer, when mixing mix only until the ingredients are incorporated, if you over mix, your loaf becomes dense and hard instead of light and airy that's why I hand mix instead of the mixer
stick them in the smoker at 275° for about 1 1/2 hrs or until 165°
now for the potatoes and gravy. the potatoes were sliced and cubed with the skin on (you can peal if you want ) and put in the blender then add the garlic, shallots, butter, salt, pepper, and cream until the right consistency
now the gravy. I used baby portabella mushrooms, garlic, shallots
and sauté in butter until the mushrooms turn soft and the garlic and shallots turn translucid
then add a 1 1/2 to 2 cups of beef gravy whether home made or bottled
plated up and had dinner.
I usually do bell peppers but these onions were yelling stuff me. also I left out the traditional ketchup because I was making a savory gravy and didn't want the meatballs to be to sweet with the addition of the sweet onions. easygoing