Glazed Grilled Meatloaf

You might not expect to find a meatloaf on the grill, but when the weather’s great and the grill is available, why not?

This flavorful meatloaf is an easy preparation, and it is cooked on the grill. Try to keep the grill temperature steady at a medium heat of around 350 F/180 C and use a heavy-duty disposable aluminum pan or double thickness of heavy-duty foil.

Top the loaf with purchased barbecue sauce or the optional glaze, or use a homemade barbecue sauce. You’ll find the optional glaze recipe in the tips and variations.

Serve this meatloaf with mashed potatoes and steamed green beans. Add a pie with ice cream for dessert for an entire meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (85% to 90%)
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup soft breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Barbecue sauce, for glaze, optional

Method

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Heat the grill to about 350 F or medium heat for coals.

  3. Combine the ground beef, pork, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, egg, breadcrumbs, onions, salt, and pepper, then mix until well blended.

  4. On a double piece of heavy-duty foil or in an aluminum pan, fashion the meat mixture into a loaf.

  5. Brush with barbecue sauce if desired.

  6. Grill the meatloaf over indirect heat for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until it registers at least 160 F on an instant-read thermometer. Note: 160 F is the minimum safe temperature for ground meat. The minimum safe temperature for ground pork is 145 F.

  7. Serve and enjoy.