We're huge meatloaf fans in this house. When we can't think of something new and fun to make for dinner, meatloaf is a fallback option that we're usually pretty satisfied with.
Sometimes, I'll use oatmeal as a binder; sometimes its panko bread crumbs. Usually it's a balanced mixture of lean ground pork and lean ground beef, and there's usually some mixture of herbs and spices in it.
There are, however, very few places that will satisfy a meatloaf craving outside of my own kitchen (and my mom's of course). One of these places is the restaurant named after its infamous cooking method: The Weber Grill. They do this amazing thing where they make meatloaf and cook it on a grill, then slice it, sear the sides of each slice, then douse the whole thing in their delicious BBQ sauce. So yeah, it's grilled twice. And its fantastic.
I went on a mission to recreate this delicious meal as a summer's last fling sort of deal, and recreate it I did! Granted, I had a little help from a couple of recipes on the Weber website, but I tweaked the spices and amounts of things to get it just right.
Weber Grill Inspired Barbecued Meatloaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45-50 minutes
Keywords: grill entree ground beef
Ingredients (serves 6)
- 1 1/4 pound lean ground beef
- 1 1/4 pound lean ground pork
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 small onion, grated
- 1 egg
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
Form into two medium-sized or four small loaves.
Cook over indirect heat on the grill for approximately 50 minutes, or until the juices run clear and the internal temperature reaches 160°.
In the last few minutes of cooking, brush on a mixture of equal parts of barbecue sauce and ketchup, if desired.
Allow to sit at least 10 minutes before slicing.
Serve with barbecue sauce.
We grilled a couple of ears of fresh, local corn to enjoy with our meal, and savored the end of summer… even though it's supposed to be in the upper 80s for the next week…
I'm sure this meatloaf would be just as delicious baked in the oven, but the grill added that little bit of something different, something special. A meatloaf sandwich is definitely in the works for the leftovers!