Smoky, grilled meatloaf on the Big Green Egg is one of the easiest meals to prepare and cook. With the platesetter installed on the egg to create indirect heat, and the meatloaf nestled nicely in a stone dish, you will get a delicious main course with a hint of that delicious smoke flavor.
Meatloaf is a huge part of family’s meal rotation! There is just something that is so warm and comforting about eating meatloaf, especially throughout the fall and winter. I bet most of us have memories of our moms and grandmothers working in the kitchen to prepare meatloaf for the family dinner.
We turned the traditional oven-baked meatloaf into a fun, and delicious dish with a tangy, sweet kicker. Of course, we had to cook it on the Big Green Egg. Seriously, does everything just taste better when it is grilled?
Meatloaf = comfort.
Grilled Meatloaf on the Big Green Egg
There is no other way to look at it. So let’s get started! This recipe adds some sweetness from the BBQ sauce mixed in with the loaf. The chopped red pepper also has a surprise hidden sweetness to balance off the little bit of onion. We have tried it with green peppers before, but I think the sweet red ones have a much better flavor for this dish.
Spencer also says that the red pepper makes it not look like dog food. Alrighty then! You just have to love teenage boys!
I have tried this recipe with many different kinds of BBQ sauces and they all work. Add a spicy BBQ sauce if you are looking for a little extra kick. We used this Fun Honey Barbecue Sauce from Stonewall for a sweet treat!
If you’re making something else on the grill today, add this meatloaf to the grill. It only takes a few minutes to prepare, and cooks well in the BGE. We typically grill this on Sundays and then divide up the meat for Jason’s lunches. It reheats well, it’s quick, easy and most of all, comforting!
One other thing to note with this recipe is that since you are cooking it on the Big Green Egg, the meat comes out incredibly tender. We have not been very successful at using this for meatloaf sandwiches. The loaf just falls apart in a delicious, tender mess!
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Another component of that is the stoneware loaf dish that we cook it in. If you have never used them, they can be life changing as they bring back a lot of moisture to your food. The ugliness of the stone in the picture represents years and years of use. They say it is seasoned once it looks like that. My stoneware is ugly so let’s call it seasoned. Just kidding. It is seasoned and it is my go-to bread pan.
One word of warning, though. Don’t use the stone over direct heat. I always use it on indirect heat, so the grill acts more like the oven
Let me know how you like this recipe in the comments below. What did you do to change it?
Easy Meatloaf on the Big Green Egg
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/3 cup bbq sauce your choice
- 1/2 c bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup chopped red pepper
- 1 egg beaten
- 1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
- salt and pepper to taste
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, leaving out 1/2 of the bbq sauce to put on top. Don’t overmix the meatloaf.
- Shape meatloaf and place in a bread pan baking dish. Spread the top with the remaining bbq sauce.
- Place on indirect heat on the Big Green Egg and cook at 350 for 45-60 minutes. Smaller containers will require less time.