Grilled Barbecue Meatloaf

Grilled Barbecue Meatloaf - ateaspoonofhappiness.com

The weather isn’t too cold yet this fall, so it seems appropriate to continue grilling as long as possible. By no means am I an expert at grilling – because I haven’t always had access to a grill – but while I’m home I am using it as much as I can.

My favorite thing about grilling is that there are no dirty pots or pans to wash. And since I feel like I’m constantly washing or drying dishes, it seems like the best excuse it the world to use the grill.

More meatloaf recipes: diner style meatloaf / spinach & caramelized onion meatloaf

Grilled Barbecue Meatloaf - ateaspoonofhappiness.com

This time I’ve made grilled barbecue meatloaf. It’s a nice change from a regular baked meatloaf. It’s got the spicy kick of barbecue sauce and added flavor complexity from the mixture of ground pork and beef. It’s also a cinch to put together.

Just throw everything in a bowl, mix it up and shape it into loaves. Then top the loaves with some ‘homemade’ sauce and toss them on the grill.

Grilled Barbecue Meatloaf - ateaspoonofhappiness.com

Dairy free tip:

check the ingredients before buying your breadcrumbs! You wouldn’t guess it, but some store-bought breadcrumbs actually contain milk. It’s usually the seasoned ones, but always be sure to check.


Grilled Barbecue Meatloaf

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hours
  • Total Time: 1 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 loaves 1x


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup


  1. Preheat grill to medium-low indirect heat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients.
  3. Shape meat mixture into two loaves.
  4. Top with barbecue sauce mixture.
  5. Grill for 1 hour or until internal temperature reaches 155F (68C).
  6. Let rest for about ten minutes before slicing and serving.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Recipe adapted from Weber’s Way to Grill.

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