Caribbean Jerk Meatloaf

"This is a recipe that I went out on a limb and tried for the first time with some friends over. It was a huge hit. My kids even enjoyed it. This is definitely not the crunchy meatloaf you remember from bad potluck dinners as a kid! The jerk spice was a little hard to find, but our local Whole Foods had a great Hot Jerk Spice paste that worked perfectly."
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  • 12 lb ground buffalo meat
  • 12 lb ground pork
  • 12 lb ground sirloin
  • 7 saltine crackers
  • 1 egg
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 3 serrano peppers
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 12 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons caribbean jerk seasoning
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 12 roasted red pepper, chopped


  • Sauté onions and peppers in olive oil until softened.
  • Add garlic for last 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool down.
  • Beat egg in a large bowl and add in ketchup and jerk spice.
  • Mix these ingredients well.
  • Add in sautéed vegetables and mix.
  • Add in crushed saltines and milk.
  • Separately, knead the 3 meats together until well blended. Get ready to get messy.
  • Combine the meats and the other mixture in the large bowl and keep squishing it all together until completely blended.
  • Spray a loaf pan with olive oil and add the final mixture to the pan.
  • If serving later, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  • Place room-temperature pan on grill (works best on a wood pellet smoker from at 350°F for 1.25 hours.
  • Check with meat thermometer and it should be about 170°F
  • Once done, drain grease out of pan and glaze the top with your favorite BBQ sauce.
  • I mixed my favorite sweet BBQ sauce with 1/2 tbsp of the hot jerk spice and some crushed pineapples.
  • Return to the grill at 350°F for 5 more minutes until sauce on top gets a little sticky.
  • Remove from grill and let rest for 10-15 minutes and serve.
  • Enjoy with a glass of Shiraz.

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