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Classic Meatloaf, Smoked

User Rating 5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


This classic meatloaf recipe is probably a lot like the one your mother used to make. We've stepped up the flavor by taking this meatloaf out of the oven and put it in the smoker to make a real BBQ Meatloaf.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours

Total Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: Serves 6 to 8


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (80/20 chuck works best)
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 3 slices white bread, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste


Prepare smoker for a 3 hour smoke at a temperature between 250 and 275 degrees F.

Combine milk and bread. Set aside for about 10 minutes, stirring a couple of times. Add remaining ingredients and combine until everything is even mixed. Try not to over mix so that the ground meats retain their texture.

Form the mixture into a loaf shape on a smoker safe pan or parchment paper. Place on heated smoker with a small amount of mild wood. Smoke the meatloaf until the internal temperature passed 165 degrees F. Remove the meatloaf from the grill when done, cover and allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before carving and serving.

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 5 out of 5
Use a loaf pan, Member PartyBargeCapt

Start the meatloaf upright in a pan and cook for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. This will set up the loaf. Turn the pan upside down, place the top of the meatloaf on the grate and completely remove pan. Continue cooking and start smoking the meatloaf until finished. When its done, it still looks like meatloaf!

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