Grilled BBQ Meatloaf


Sounds crazy, but you will never enjoy 'normal' meatloaf as much as this!

close up view of sliced Grilled BBQ Meatloaf garnished with fresh herbs on a white platter
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
2 meatloaves


  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef

  • 1 ½ pounds ground pork

  • 2 cups dry bread crumbs

  • 1 cup finely chopped sweet onion (such as Vidalia®)

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ cup barbeque sauce

  • ½ cup ketchup


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and scrape the grates clean. Spray grates with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a bowl, mix together the ground beef, ground pork, bread crumbs, onion, egg, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, tarragon, sea salt, and black pepper. Divide the mixture in half, and form 2 loaves, each about 4 inches in diameter and 6 inches long. In a small bowl, mix the barbecue sauce with ketchup until well combined.

  3. Place each meatloaf directly on the prepared grill grates, then spread each with about 3 tablespoons of barbecue sauce mixture; grill until the loaves reach an internal temperature of at least 160 degrees F (73 degrees C), about 1 hour.

Cook's Notes:

I often split this in half--3 pounds of meat is a lot for just two of us. However, I keep all the other ingredient amounts the same.

Oven Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking dish or line it with greased foil. Shape the mixture into one large meatloaf (or, for shorter baking time, into two loaves). Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove from oven, drain fat, and brush meatloaf with BBQ sauce. Return to oven and bake until fully cooked, about 20 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

656 Calories
33g Fat
42g Carbs
46g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 656
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 12g 61%
Cholesterol 176mg 59%
Sodium 1158mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 46g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 115mg 9%
Iron 9mg 49%
Potassium 778mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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