Get ready for a fantastic BBQ feast with the best-grilled meatloaf recipe!

Whether you're grilling on a Weber like us or using any other type of grill this recipe will work for you.

We've got you covered with our fool-proof guide on how to make the perfect grilled meatloaf.

Learn exactly how long to grill your meatloaf and impress your guests with the juicy smoky flavor.

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: 2 Hours

Total Servings: 6 Servings

Grilled Meatloaf Ingredients displayed
Grilled Meatloaf Ingredients

Grilled Meatloaf Ingredients

  1. 2lbs Ground Beef
  2. 1 Large yellow onion
  3. 1 Cup of panko bread crumbs
  4. 1 Cup of whole milk
  5. 3 Teaspoons Kosmos dry rub or your favorite beef seasoning
  6. 1.5 Cups of barbecue sauce
  7. 2 Tablespoons of honey or hot honey if preferred
  8. 3 Tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  9. 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  10. 1/2 cup of butter
  11. Two eggs

Meatloaf Cooking Instructions

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Meatloaf Cooking Instructions

Prepare Meatloaf Barbecue Sauce

Blend the following ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat.

  • 1.5 Cups of barbecue sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons of honey or hot honey if preferred
  • 3 Tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • A half cup of brown sugar
  • Half a cup of butter

Heat and stir until fully blended and then allow to come to room temperature.

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Prepare Meatloaf Barbecue Sauce

Mix The Ingredients

  1. In a small bowl, you'll want to put your 1 cup of breadcrumbs. Add 1 teaspoon of your favorite beef seasoning as well as 1 cup of milk to the small bowl. While your breadcrumbs are soaking in the milk prepare your ground meat.
  2. Put 2 lbs of ground beef in a large mixing bowl and dice up your onion to add to the meat.
  3. Then add two slightly beaten eggs, 2 teaspoons of beef rub and 1/2-3/4 cup of your homemade barbecue sauce mixture to the meat . Also, add soaked breadcrumbs to the meat.
  4. Wash your hands and then thoroughly mix the ingredients but be careful to not overblend.
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Mix The Ingredients

Prepare The Meatloaf

  1. Line a large loaf pan with saran wrap with enough room to cover the whole meatloaf.
  2. Press the meatloaf mixture into the pan and cover with the remaining cooking wrap.
  3. Place meatloaf into the freezer for 1-2 hours to make the meat firm.
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Prepare The Meatloaf

Cook Meatloaf

  1. Preheat your grill to 325 and set it up for indirect heat by moving all of the charcoals to one side if you're using a charcoal grill.
  2. Take your meatloaf out of the freezer and remove it from the pan
  3. Place your meatloaf on the grill and cook for approximately 1 hour with indirect heat.
  4. Remove the grill cover and baste the meatloaf with more BBQ sauce
  5. Continue grilling the meatloaf for another 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165.
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Cook Meatloaf

Now the delicious bbq meatloaf that you worked so hard for is finally done. Simply remove it from the grill and let it rest at room temperature for 10-20 minutes.

This will allow the juices of the meat to be evenly distributed throughout the meat.

After resting all that's left is slicing and serving with your favorite side dishes.

Best Side Dishes for Grilled Meatloaf

When it comes to popular side dishes for grilled meatloaf, there are several options that can enhance and complement the flavors of the main dish.

Here are a few favorites:

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Best Side Dishes for Grilled Meatloaf
  1. Creamy Mashed Potatoes: Rich and velvety mashed potatoes are a classic choice to pair with grilled meatloaf. The buttery and smooth texture provides a comforting contrast to the hearty meat.
  2. Roasted Vegetables: Grilled meatloaf pairs well with a medley of roasted vegetables such as carrots, bell peppers, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes. The caramelized edges and savory flavors of the roasted veggies add depth to the meal.
  3. Tangy Coleslaw: A refreshing and tangy coleslaw made with cabbage, carrots, and a flavorful dressing is a popular side dish for grilled meatloaf. The crunch and acidity of the coleslaw cut through the richness of the meat.
  4. Grilled Corn on the Cob: Grilling fresh corn on the cob alongside the meatloaf adds a smoky sweetness to the dish. Serve it with a pat of butter and a sprinkle of salt for a delicious accompaniment.
  5. Garlic Bread: Warm, garlicky bread is an excellent side to soak up the meatloaf's juices. Whether it's classic garlic bread or a flavorful herb-infused variation, it adds an extra element of comfort to the meal.

Remember, these are just a few popular examples, and countless other side dishes can be paired with grilled meatloaf.

How to Store Your Meatloaf for Later

Have some leftovers? Don't worry. we'll share the perfect way to store your meatloaf so you can have that same delicious fresh taste when you reheat it.

Allow your grilled meatloaf to cool completely at room temperature before storing. This helps prevent condensation and ensures the meatloaf retains its texture.

Wrap the grilled meatloaf tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap. This will help prevent air exposure and keep the moisture locked in.

Place the wrapped grilled meatloaf in the refrigerator within two hours of cooking. Ensure that the refrigerator temperature is set below 40°F (4°C) to maintain food safety.

Grilled meatloaf can be refrigerated for up to 3-4 days, after which its quality may start to decline. If you don't plan on consuming it within this time frame, consider freezing it for longer storage.

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The Best Grilled Meatloaf Recipe

To conclude, grilling meatloaf is not as difficult as one may think.

With these simple steps and tips, anyone can make delicious and juicy meatloaf in no time.

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