Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Barbeque Meat Loaf



We have been barbecuing up a storm lately, and I decided I wanted to try to barbecue meat loaf. I don't make it often, maybe twice a year, but never on the barbecue.

I must say it was the best meatloaf I have ever eaten, and the meatloaf sandwich leftovers, YUM! I think using a mixture of pork and beef makes all the difference, and basting every 15 minutes or so!

P.S. I made a double batch so I could freeze one! This is the recipe for a single batch. Also, this is a modified Paula Deen recipe.

For the Loaf
1 1/2 lbs total of ground beef and ground pork
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs (make in your food processor)
1 sweet onion, diced
1 egg slightly beaten
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 red bell pepper
1/2 yellow bell pepper
4-5 Crimini Mushrooms, diced stem removed
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tbl Worcestershire sauce
1/2 can tomato sauce, 8 oz can
3 tbl A1 sauce or steak sauce

Saute your onion,garlic and peppers in olive oil, for about 5 minutes,set aside

Place all the above ingredients (including the cooled onion/garlic mixture)into a large bowl.

Mix gently, don't overmix or the meat will be tough

Mound onto a the top part of a broiler pan or something with holes which can go on your barbecue and lets the fat drain out

Basting Sauce
1/2 remaining can tomato sauce
3 tbl white wine vinegar
3 tbl brown sugar
3 tbl Dijon mustard
2 tbl Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup of catsup

Mix the above ingredients together, add a bit of apple juice if it is too thick.

Heat your barbecue to about 350 degrees and cook for about an hour, basting every 15 minutes. If you have wood chips or chunks, place them on so you can get some smoke on your loaf!

25 comments:

pityenlacocina said...

this meatload looks delicious! i just bump into your blog, and i love it! i will be back for sure!,

cheers from london,

pity

Margie said...

Now I'm in the mood for meatloaf. That soounds great!

Lynda said...

I've never tried doing meatloaf on the grill, but what a great idea! It looks wonderful and it would satify my meatloaf craving that I've been having lately! thanks!

Peabody said...

Never would have thought to BBQ it, great idea.

Bethie said...

Jamie would love this and I would too. Anything where I don't have to turn on the oven. This would be great with Sweet Baby Ray's.

Pam said...

Yum. I've never thought to bbque meatloaf - you are brilliant!

Debbie said...

Looks delicious Cheryl. I have never BBQ'd meatloaf before. Great idea!

The Blonde Duck said...

I've been wanting to try this forever! Now I feel more confident about doing it!

Jan said...

Your meat loaf looks delish, Cheryl. It's amazing just how many things you can cook on the BBQ, we use ours all the time in summer.

Cookie said...

Sadly we don't have a BBQ grill or anywhere to put it for that matter. However, I've tried making meatloaf in the slow cooker too and it also doesn't heat up the house! I love how you added mushrooms and A1 sauce!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Great idea! Glad you are back and no longer pouting.

MaryBeth said...

Fabulous looking meatloaf, John is such the BBQ King

diva@The Sugar Bar said...

that is a beautiful meatloaf and on the bbq? genius.

Anonymous said...

Burpalicious Fergie!

Paula said...

Oooh, I love cooking meals on the grill! You can take the bet that I'll be making meatloaf on the grill! I love your meatloaf ingredients, and I really like that basting sauce. MMmmm ... I bet your backyard smelled terrific as this cooked! YUM!

tastestopping said...

This is an awesome idea. I personally love meatloaf (by itself, or with a big helping of buttermilk mashed to go with it), so you didn't have to convince me. But my husband loves to use his grill (yes--*his* grill) for everything. I bet he'll jump at the chance to grill this for me!

Best,
Casey

Grace said...

i like meatloaf in general, but i LOVE when it's saucy. i don't think i've ever had a barbecued version, but given my love for anything that comes off a grill, i'd say you have a winner here!

Lori Lynn said...

I've never made it on the barbecue, great idea, bet it was nice and smokey tasting.
LL

highlyirritable said...

I just licked my screen. Seriously.

I may have to take a sabbatical from your blog while I am dieting. Then again, just licking the screen can't count as that many calories, right?

Elra said...

How delicious. I loike the idea of grilling them.

Spryte said...

OMG! That must be amazing!!

Karine said...

Original idea to cook meatloaf! That looks delicious!

Palidor said...

That meatloaf looks so delicious with all that sauce on top!

Kevin said...

Cooking meatloaf on the barbecuing is a great idea! It looks nice and moist and tasty!

BBQ said...

The blackened, somewhat charred pieces of brisket ends that cannot be sliced. A prized menu item from some area restaurants. Also referred to as "brownies." Always be attentive to your meat to avoid this burnt ends.