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smoked meatloaf on a black plate
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The Best Smoked Meatloaf

Moist, tender, and loaded with flavor, there's plenty of smoky goodness in this amazing meatloaf!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, best meatloaf, meatloaf, smoked, smoker
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 389kcal


For the sauce:


  • In a small bowl, tear the sliced bread into small pieces and add the milk. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef, pork, bacon, eggs, and spices to a medium-sized bowl. Add the soaked bread and any leftover milk. Mix well without over-mixing.
  • Form the meatloaf into a loaf and lift it carefully to the grill pan.
  • Smoke the meatloaf at 180-F for 30 minutes, then turn up the heat to 350-F and smoke for an additional 40 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 130-F.
  • When the meatloaf has reached 130-F, top it with about 1/2 of the sauce. Reserve the rest of the sauce for adding at the table.
  • Continue to smoke at 350-F for an additional 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165-F.
  • Let rest for 15 minutes then slice and serve.

To make the sauce:

  • To make the sauce, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, cider vinegar, and spices in a small bowl.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 690mg | Potassium: 476mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg