Not Your Momma’s Meatloaf….

As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about…..more tasty and tangy meals to feed my family! Doesn’t a good, old fashioned, meatloaf sound delicious?  The problem, I find, with baking meatloaf in a loaf pan, is the fat. It always results in kind of a gross, congealed layer. That certainly doesn’t sound terribly appetizing. I, however, have the perfect solution…..grill it!

The beauty of the grilling method is that all of the juices drip down onto the flames, creating a nice, smoky flavor for the meat. It’s kind of like grilling a gi-normous hamburger patty, and who doesn’t like that?

Smoky, Barbequed Meatloaf:

Serves 4-6

Frequently I will prepare the meatloaf mixture the night before, or earlier in the day for a quick and simply prepped meal.


meatloaf ingredients

1 ½ lbs lean ground beef

1 ½ lbs ground pork

1 large egg

1 tsp over flowing with Worcestershire Sauce

1 cup of a mild, chopped onion

2 cups of bread crumbs, Panko are a nice and hearty choice

2 tsp granulated garlic

1 tsp dried tarragon

1 tsp salt

1 tsp ground black pepper

1 cup of barbeque sauce, I really like Sweet Baby Ray’s

½ cup ketchup

In a large bowl, combine;

Ground beef

Ground pork

In a small bowl, combine;


Worcestershire sauce

Combine that mixture with the meat

Knead until well blended

Add the onions and mix well

In another small bowl, mix together;

Bread crumbs

Granulated garlic




I like the dry ingredients to be well blended


Add the dry mixture to the meat mixture and combine

Line a pan or baking sheet with aluminum foil

Split the meat mixture in two 

Form two large oval/rectangular shaped loaves

Refrigerate until ready to grill

Mix together;

Barbeque sauce


Spread generously over the two loaves

Pre-heat grill

You may require two spatulas to transfer the loaves from the pan to the grill, placing it directly on the grates

Reduce heat to medium-low

Cook over indirect heat for 50-60 minutes, or until an instant read thermometer, inserted horizontally near the top, reaches 155°.

Remove the loaves from the grill and allow to stand for an additional 10 minutes

In the meantime, you can get started on some homemade steak fries.

Steak Fries:

Couldn’t be easier! These are so delectable that I usually figure one baked potato per person plus one extra for the group.

Pre-heat the oven to 375°

Line 2-3 baking sheets with aluminum foil (for super cinchy cleanup)

Scrub the potatoes

Cut the potatoes in half

Cut each half into eighths

Place steak fries on the baking sheet, lined up like little soldiers

Drizzle with oil and brush to apply evenly

Sprinkle with;

Course sea salt

Cracked black pepper

Flip the potato wedges over

Sprinkle with salt and pepper

Cook for approximately 35 minutes, until nice and golden brown


Slice the meatloaf and serve it with a side of fries!

More recipes, more good grilling, more tasty and tangy meals…..

Smoky, Barbequed Meatloaf and Steak Fries



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2 responses to “Not Your Momma’s Meatloaf….

  1. Tes

    Wow your meatloaf looks so comforting and delicious. I definitely make this for the cold night dinner. It seems simple but sooo yummy 🙂

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