Smoking meatloaf on a pellet grill is simple to do and only takes around 2 hours to smoke at 225°F. Season and form your loaf with your favorite spices and ground beef/pork mixture, place it on your pellet grill, and allow the heat and hickory do the rest.
This easy-to-make meatloaf recipe packs all the wood-fired flavor you know and love.
Can Meatloaf Be Smoked?
Meatloaf is an excellent choice for smoking. The consistency of the meat lends itself well to smoking and doesn’t take as long as other meats. Unlike smoking a turkey for 10 hours, this dish only takes 2 hours. The fat in the ground sirloin helps carry and preserve the smoky flavor.Print
How Long Does it Take to Smoke Meatloaf on a Pellet Grill?
It takes 1 and 1/2 hours to smoke a meatloaf on a pellet grill. If you have a large amount of meat (more than 3 lbs, the time to smoke it may increase).
What Temperature to Cook Meatloaf on a Pellet Grill
Meatloaf should be smoked for one hour at 225 degrees Fahrenheit and after it is glazed with barbecue sauce or ketchup, the heat should be increased to 325°F for an additional 30 to 45 minutes.
Best Wood Chips for Making Meatloaf on a Pellet Grill
Choosing the right type of wood is important because different woods provide different flavors and smoke strength.
The best wood chips for smoked meatloaf are hickory, apple, cherry, maple, or pecan.
Smoked Meatloaf Seasoning and Sides
Smoked Meatloaf Seasoning Ideas
Try these seasoning variations to kick up the flavor in your smoked meatloaf!
- BBQ rub or beef rub will add big, bold, barbecue flavors to your meatloaf.
- Incorporate minced garlic or garlic powder with a squeeze of lemon and black pepper for freshness.
- Add tomato paste or diced sun-dried tomatoes for extra acidity.
- Worcestershire sauce brings umami flavor to meatloaf.
- You can add brown sugar along with paprika and cayenne for sweet and spicy meatloaf.
Smoked Meatloaf Sides
Meatloaf is a great main dish, but what side dishes work with smoked meat?
Try a twist on these classic comfort foods to accompany your smoked meatloaf!