This is like a little taste of pure masterfulness. I am a fanatic of meatloaf and wandered around aimlessly for 20-odd years looking for an answer... This is it!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
2 hrs 30 mins
total:
2 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 meatloaf
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Sauce:

Directions

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  • Preheat smoker to 225 degrees F (110 degrees C) according to manufacturer's instructions. Grease a loaf pan with cooking spray.

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  • Combine ground beef, diced tomatoes, eggs, onion, panko bread crumbs, seasoned salt, 2 teaspoons pepper, hot banana peppers, pink salt, onion salt, garlic salt, paprika, and liquid smoke flavoring in a large bowl. Mix well with your hands. Pack it into the prepared loaf pan, doming the top.

  • Smoke meatloaf for 2 hours, adding wood chips to the drip tray according to manufacturer's instructions.

  • Whisk ketchup, chile sauce, sugar, 1 tablespoon pepper, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, red chile pepper, and red pepper flakes together to make sauce.

  • Drain excess grease from meatloaf; spread sauce on top. Return to smoker for 30 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

Adjust spice level to your taste.

Nutrition Facts

440 calories; protein 22g 44% DV; carbohydrates 15.9g 5% DV; fat 32.6g 50% DV; cholesterol 143mg 48% DV; sodium 2073.9mg 83% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2020
You have DONE IT this is Awesome!!! Best Meat Loaf ever!!! Didn't get a picture they attacked it like they were starving. I gave you a . 5 Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2017
I made two different meatloaf's in the smoker yesterday with this being one of them. This was good but it was the sauce that made this one the better out of the two. The meatloaf itself was good but could have used something to balance out the acidity of the can tomatoes. All in all great recipe though and one I will make again. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2020
You have DONE IT this is Awesome!!! Best Meat Loaf ever!!! Didn't get a picture they attacked it like they were starving. I gave you a . 5 Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2020
I made a few changes but overall its good! Read More
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