Applewood Smoked Meatloaf


    • 2 pound ground chuck
    • 1 pound ground pork or ground pork sausage
    • 1 medium onion - finely chopped
    • 1 green pepper - finely chopped
    • 3 cloves finely minced garlic
    • 3 eggs - beaten
    • 1/4 -1/2 cup barbecue sauce, your choice
    • 3 teaspoons barbecue rub, your choice
    • 1-1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
    • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt (cut in half if your bbq rub is salty)
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 3/4 cup bread crumbs


  • Set your grill up for an INDIRECT cook
  • Heat your grill to 275-300 degrees and put on some applewood (or other wood) chunks to get a little smoke rolling
  • In a large bowl, crumble the beef and pork and mix together. Add the eggs, barbecue sauce, rub, soy sauce, salt, pepper, onion and green pepper
  • Form the mixture into two 1.5 lb loafs
  • Sprinkle some more bbq rub on the outside of the formed loafs
  • Transfer the meatloaf to your preheated grill and cook until you reach an internal temperature of about 145-150 degrees. This may take ~75 minutes
  • Sprinkle a little more bbq rub on and baste with barbecue sauce.
  • Continue cooking for another 10-15 minutes until you reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees.
  • Remove from the grill, tent with foil, and rest for 5-10 minutes. Remove from the pan or dish and serve hot!