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:
Frequently I will prepare the meatloaf mixture the night before, or earlier in the day for a quick and simply prepped meal.
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;
In a small bowl, combine;
Combine that mixture with the meat
Knead until well blended
Add the onions and mix well
In another small bowl, mix together;
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
Spread generously over the two loaves
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.
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
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!
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