Barbecued Meatloaf Redux
July 13, 2012
If you’ve never cooked meatloaf on the grill then you’ve got no idea what kind of goodness you’ve been missing! Here’s John Dawson of PatioDaddioBBQ.com with his latest take on this smokey, meaty dish.
This is a new version of a recipe that I posted in the early days of this blog back in 2009. It’s essentially the same with a few tweaks that I think make it simpler, and better.
1 9″ x 13″ foil pan
1 1/2 lb Ground sirloin
1 1/2 lb Ground chuck
3 Eggs, slightly beaten with a fork
1 med Green pepper, diced small
1 can (10 1/2 oz) Condensed French onion soup
3/4 cup Bread crumbs
1/8 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp Ketchup
1 Tbsp Dried parsley
1 Tbsp New Mexico chile powder
1 tsp Black pepper, freshly ground
1 tsp Dried oregano
1/2 tsp Dried thyme
1/2 tsp Ground cumin
Prepare your grill for indirect cooking over medium-high heat (350-375º).
Poke 12-14 holes in the bottom of the foil pan. I used a knife and made slots about the size that a penny would fit through.
Wash your hands, and prepare to get messy.
Put the ground beef in a large mixing bowl and make a well in the center.
Add all of the remaining ingredients to the well.
Roll up your sleeves, get your hands in there, and mix everything evenly so that all of the ingredients are well incorporated. Be careful not to mix so much that the mixture turns to a pasty consistency.
Divide the meat mixture evenly into two portions.
Form each portion into a loaf that’s about eight inches long and relatively even in thickness. You want it to be solid with no air pockets and a smooth exterior.
Put each loaf in the pan, centered and separated from each other.
Cook indirect on the grill for about an hour, or until the center of each loaf reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees.
Remove the pan from the grill, tent the with foil, and let rest 15-20 minutes.
Slice, serve and enjoy!
Optional: Glaze with your favorite BBQ sauce during the last 10 minutes of cooking.
I've always thought that meat was something that did not belong in a loaf, but this sounds really good!
This sounds really good I think I will have to try it.
Recipe sounds great
Sounds really good. Have you trird lining your pan with plastic wrap before adding your mixture and letting it set-up overnight in the frig. The next day just flip it out of the pan and cook it panless. Works great if your using smoke. I use a pizza peal as a spatula to remove from grill.
Yum. I will try this recipe