It's dishes like this that keep up excited about food. Our love for barbecue at Real Grubbin could be a cause for worry from outsiders. And we also enjoy a great meatloaf. In fact, meatloaf is the epitome of classic home-cooking for us. Because we're no stranger to barbecuing meatloafs (http://realgrubbin.com/beef/smoked-meatloaf-recipe), we started to think about incorporating regional barbecue ingredients into different loafs. For this loaf, we thought of the Texan methodology of barbecue. In the Lone Star State, 'cue means beef, chiles, mops and a hard wood that's gives a neutral smoky flavor. Some may say mesquite, but since we don't want our food tasting like burnt tree sap, we're ignoring that tradition. To keep true to the rest of the method, about the only thing we've done differently is swapped out the brisket for a lean ground beef and added a few aromatics.