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BBQ Smoked Meatloaf with Glaze

By: Bella Bucchiotti
BBQ smoked meatloaf is something you should know about! This is an incredible smoker ground beef recipe you can make on a pellet grill or Traeger. The garlicky tomato meatloaf glaze on this smoked meatloaf Traeger dish will make you think you died and went to heaven. You will taste the meat, your favorite BBQ sauce and all the other amazing ingredients in your smoked meatloaf Traeger style.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 55 minutes
Servings: 9


  • 2 Pounds ground beef 
  • 1 Pound sausage , ground
  • 1 egg
  • 4 Cups pork rinds
  • 8 Slices bacon, thick center cut
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 4 Cloves garlic
  • 3 Ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 Cup sour cream
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper, coarse
  • 1 Teaspoon smoked paprika 
  • 1 Cup ketchup  , unsweetened
  • 1/2 Tablespoon worcestershire
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cumin 


  • Preheat smoker to 225 degrees F lid closed for 15 minutes.  
  • Add pork rinds to a food processor and pulse until they are a fine crumb texture.  
  • Meanwhile, cook the bacon. Once crispy, remove from heat and mince. Set aside.
    *Keep bacon grease in the pan!*
  • Lower the heat and Add diced onions and bell peppers. Cook until soft and browned. Remove ⅛ cup and set aside for the glaze.
  • Stir in minced garlic, cream cheese, and sour cream. Once combined, remove from heat.  
  • Add onion mix to a large mixing bowl. Combine with beef, sausage, eggs, pork rinds, bacon, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika.
  • Form into a loaf and place into a loaf pan. Place into the smoker and cook for 2 hours.  
  • When 20 minutes are left, use a food processor to purée the ⅛ cup of caramelized onions (set aside in step two). Add to a small mixing bowl with ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and cumin. Whisk to combine. Use half to glaze the meatloaf.
  • Cook for 20 minutes, then carefully remove meatloaf from the loaf pan and place onto a baking sheet. Glaze the top with remaining ketchup and cook for 20 more minutes. 
  • Remove meatloaf from the smoker and let sit for 10 minutes before slicing. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and enjoy 


Calories: 580kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 1172mg | Potassium: 578mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 537IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 3mg
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