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smoked meatloaf
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Smoked Meatloaf

Meatloaf is one of those meals that's usually just ok. But our barbecue smoked meatloaf takes it to a whole new level that will leave your family asking for more!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Resting time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Keyword: meatloaf
Servings: 8
Calories: 447kcal
Author: David Gafford


  • Smoker
  • Wire Cooking Rack
  • loaf pan


  • lb. ground beef
  • ½ lb. pork sausage
  • ¼ cup carrot finely diced
  • ¼ cup celery finely diced
  • ¼ cup red pepper finely diced
  • ¼ cup onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tb. barbecue sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tb. barbecue rub
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • ¼ cup barbecue rub


  • In a large bowl combine the beef, sausage, carrot, celery, red bell pepper, onion, garlic, and 2 Tb. of barbecue sauce.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and cream together.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the meat mixture and stir together.
  • In a separate bowl, blend the salt, pepper, barbecue rub, bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. Add this to the meat mixture and blend it all together thoroughly without overworking the meat.
  • Spray a loaf pan with nonstick spray. Line the loaf pan with a large piece of plastic wrap being sure to press it into all the corners. Transfer meatloaf mixture into the loaf pan and gently press it down to eliminate air pockets.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour up to overnight.
  • Heat your smoker to 275 degrees.
  • Carefully use the plastic wrap to remove the meatloaf from the loaf pan and transfer it to a wire cooking rack.
  • Sprinkle additional barbecue rub on the top and sides of the meatloaf.
  • Smoke for about 2 hours until an internal temp of 160 degrees.
  • Glaze meatloaf with barbecue sauce and leave it on the grill for an additional 10 minutes.



Check out our bbq rub recipe here and our homemade bbq sauce recipe here.


Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 1033mg | Potassium: 458mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1134IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 3mg