Glazed Grilled Meatloaf

Grilled Meatloaf on a grill

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 90 mins
Total: 105 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
401 Calories
19g Fat
21g Carbs
35g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 401
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 553mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 627mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

You might not expect to find a meatloaf on the grill, but when the weather's great and the grill is available, why not? 

This flavorful meatloaf is an easy preparation, and it is cooked on the grill. Try to keep the grill temperature steady at a medium heat of around 350 F/180 C and use a heavy-duty disposable aluminum pan or double thickness of heavy-duty foil.

Top the loaf with purchased barbecue sauce or the optional glaze, or use a homemade barbecue sauce. You'll find the optional glaze recipe in the tips and variations.

Serve this meatloaf with mashed potatoes and steamed green beans. Add a pie with ice cream for dessert for an entire meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (85% to 90%)

  • 1/2 pound ground pork

  • 1/3 cup ketchup

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 cup soft breadcrumbs

  • 1 cup finely chopped onions, fresh or frozen

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • Barbecue sauce, for glaze, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Heat the grill to about 350 F or medium heat for coals. 

  3. Combine the ground beef, pork, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, egg, breadcrumbs, onions, salt, and pepper, then mix until well blended.

  4. On a double piece of heavy-duty foil or in an aluminum pan, fashion the meat mixture into a loaf.

  5. Brush with barbecue sauce if desired.

  6. Grill the meatloaf over indirect heat for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until it registers at least 160 F on an instant-read thermometer. Note: 160 F is the minimum safe temperature for ground meat. The minimum safe temperature for ground pork is 145 F.

Recipe Variations

  • Optional Glaze for Meatloaf: Combine 1/3 cup of ketchup with 2 tablespoons of prepared mustard and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar.
  • Instead of barbecue sauce, brush the top of the meatloaf with ketchup or chili sauce.
  • Use a chopped frozen seasoning mix (onions, celery, peppers, carrots, etc.) in place of the chopped onions. Thaw or briefly sauté before adding to the meat mixture.
  • Replace the soft breadcrumbs with about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of oats or fine dry breadcrumbs.
  • Oven Method: Bake the meatloaf in a preheated 350 F oven for about 1 hour; brush with the glaze and bake for another 15 minutes, or until thoroughly cooked.