-½ cup red bell pepper cut in ½” dice
-½ cup sweet onion cut in ½” dice
-½ cup carrot cut in ½” dice
-½ cup celery cut in ½” dice
-4 lbs. ground chuck
-1 lb. ground pork
-6 teaspoons kosher salt
-¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
-½ teaspoon sweet paprika
-½ teaspoon granulated garlic
-¼ teaspoon ground thyme
-½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
-1 cup panko bread crumbs
-¼ cup buttermilk
Meatloaf Sausage Procedure
-Once veggies are diced, put them in a food processor with a blade attachment until finely chopped.
-Put chopped veggies in a colander to drain excess fluid.
-Add drained veggies and all remaining ingredients into a large mixing bowl placed over ice to keep the mixture cold.
-Mix the ingredients thoroughly by hand until well combined, and the mixture becomes tacky.
-Form the mixture into traditional meatloaves.
-Put your loaves in a smoker at 250 degrees for approximately 30-40 minutes or until they reach 160 degrees.
Featured Recipe of Brett Ashcraft in the 2018 Starchef Rising Stars competition.