Our bacon-wrapped smoked meatloaf is a delicious spin on a classic meatloaf recipe and we guarantee, you will love everything about it! The meatloaf is stuffed with cheese and glazed with a tangy BBQ sauce. As the meatloaf cooks on the pellet grill, it takes on a delicious smoke flavor you can taste in every bite! The bacon adds delicious flavor to the BBQ meatloaf, but it also creates a self-basting effect which is key to getting perfectly moist, tender and juicy meatloaf.
Ingredients – 1 large onion – ⅓ cup BBQ sauce – 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce – 2 eggs – 3 tablespoons BBQ dry rub seasoning – 1 cup breadcrumbs – 1-½ pounds ground beef – ½ pound ground pork sausage – 2 to 3 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, cut in small cubes – 2 to 3 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes – 1 pound thin cut bacon
1. Finely grate the onion and toss it into a large bowl (along with juices). 2. Whisk in the Worcestershire, BBQ sauce, eggs, onion soup mix, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. 3. Stir in the breadcrumbs and let them soak in the mixture for 5 minutes. 4. Crumble the ground meat over the mixture and mix it until well combined.
1. Stir the cubes of cheese into the meatloaf mixture. 2. Transfer it from the large mixing bowl to the baking sheet and shape into a loaf. Lay pieces of bacon on top of the meatloaf, slightly overlapping them. 3. Tuck the ends under the loaf. Brush your favorite BBQ sauce over the top of the meatloaf.
4. Place it in the Traeger. Close the lid to the grill and smoke the meatloaf, basting it partway through the cooking time.
Serve the meatloaf with mashed creamer potatoes, or a potato casserole, and fresh green beans.
– An expert tip for the best meatloaf is to skip using a loaf pan! Instead, pat the meat mixture into a loaf shape for the perfect outer crust.
This might become your new favorite meatloaf recipe! The mix of ground beef and ground pork, delicious aromatics and seasonings, the bacon, the cheese, and the smoky flavor… it all comes together for the most flavorful and tender results!