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3/16/2021
Smoked Meatloaf Recipe
By Anissa Ladd
Posted on 3/16/2021 2:00 PM

 

Smoked meatloaf

Smoked meat and cheese??? Yes please!! Take this family favorite comfort food to the next level by adding this fun twist. The whole family will ask for seconds!

 

INGREDIENTS

1 lb ground beef

1 lb ground pork*

8 strips bacon cooked and chopped

2 eggs whisked

½ c. Italian panko bread crumbs**

¼ c. milk

1 teaspoon seasoned salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

¼ c. green pepper chopped and sauteed

¼ c. yellow onion chopped & sauteed

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

2 c. cheddar cheese shredded***

1 c. BBQ Sauce

Pinch of red-pepper flakes (Optional)

 

 

Prep. Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 1 hour 30 min Servings: 4

 

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat your smoker to 325 degrees F.

 

2. In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredient by hand, but do not over mix. Shape into a loaf.

 

3. Place on the smoker and smoke until the internal temperature is 165 degrees F which should take about 1.5 hours.

 

4. With about 30 minutes left of cooking, brush the meatloaf with your favorite BBQ sauce and cook the remaining ½ hour. You want the BBQ sauce to absorb some smoke and be tacky when its done cooking.

 

4. Remove from smoker, let sit for 5-10 minutes, slice and serve immediately.

 

 


NEBS NOTES:

  • Always use a meat thermometer and cook to temp and not to time.  Cooking times for this meatloaf will vary based on thickness.
  • *You may trade out ground beef or pork with ground turkey for a lighter option.
  • **This recipe is easily made gluten free by using GF Panko Bread Crumbs
  • ***Try mixing your cheeses.  A favorite is 1 cup smoked Gouda and 1 cup Monterey Jack. Or roll the cheese into the center of the meatloaf instead of mixing it throughout.
  • Place your meatloaf on a rack so you can place the rack on the smoker rack.  This will allow smoke to circulate around the entire meatloaf without using a pan and there will be less of a chance of it breaking apart when you transfer it off the smoker once it is finished cooking.

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