My savory and intensely flavorful smoked meatloaf is the best way to shake up your classic meatloaf recipe! It’s topped with a BBQ sauce glaze, making this the most flavorful meatloaf you’ll ever have!
Load wood chips or pellets in the smoker. I used mesquite and cherry.
Preheat your smoker to 275°F (135°C).
In a large bowl combine the ground beef, onion, garlic, eggs, Panko, ⅓ cup of the BBQ sauce and seasonings. Mix it thoroughly using your hands.
2 lbs lean ground beef, ½ cup yellow onion, 2 large eggs, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, ⅔ cup BBQ sauce, ½ cup Panko breadcrumbs, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon each, salt & pepper
Mold the mixture into a loaf shape, place on a wire rack and then set the rack in a baking sheet or a large cast iron pan.
Place in the smoker, and smoke at 275°F (135°C) for 2 hours. After the 2 hours are up apply the remaining BBQ sauce over the top of the meatloaf. Continue to smoke for another hour or until meatloaf reaches 160°F (72°C).
⅔ cup BBQ sauce
Remove from the smoker and allow to rest 10 to 15 minutes, serve warm, and enjoy!