Meatloaf is one of those infamous recipes that can be fantastically moreish or bland as catfood. Smoking meatloaf and adding a dollop of spicy BBQ sauce puts this firmly in the can’t-stop-eating-better-put-on-my-stretchy-pants camp.
This recipe is fast to prepare and easy to cook.
This recipe was cooked with lump charcoal, on a Chargriller Kamodo Acorn. Weber kettles, Big Green Egg, etc, also work great for smoking. But not to worry, this will taste great even on gas grills that can indirect cook.
- 2.5 lbs of ground beef (1/2 pork, or 1/2 venison)
- 2 cups of bread crumbs
- 1 small onion
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic
- 1 teaspoon Italian herbs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 3/4 cup of Grumpy’s (or any good) BBQ sauce
- 1/4 cup of ketchup
Step 1 (BBQ or grill prep)
Set your BBQ up for indirect grilling. You want a low-medium cooking temperature of about 300 degrees.
Optional: Add a handful of wood chips to some water, allow 30 minutes to soak so the wood chips don’t burn. You’ll want to add the wood chips at the same time as you add the meatloaf for maximum smokey goodness.
In a large bowl mix all the ingredients together. Divide the recipe in half. Mold each half meatloaf into logs, about 7 or 8 inches long, and 4 inches wide. Mix the sauce ingredients. Set aside half the BBQ sauce for serving. Spread half the sauce mixture onto the formed loafs.
Put the meat onto the grill, and close the lid for about 60 minutes. The internal temperature of the meatloaf needs to hit 160 degrees, so take the meatloaf out when the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees, and rest the meat for a good 10 minutes.
Serve with the remaining BBQ sauce and mayo if you’re that way inclined–and enjoy!