Recipe courtesy of Smokin' Guns BBQ

Smoked Meatloaf

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 4 hr
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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2 pounds ground beef

1 pound ground pork 

2 teaspoons dry mustard 

2 teaspoons paprika 

1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil 

1 teaspoon garlic powder 

1 teaspoon onion powder 

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 

1 teaspoon salt 

1 teaspoon black pepper 

2/3 cup barbecue sauce 

1/3 cup breadcrumbs 

2 eggs 


Special equipment:
a smoker
  1. Prepare a smoker for cooking at 225 degrees F.
  2. Put ground beef and ground pork in a large bowl.
  3. Stir together dry mustard, paprika, basil, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, salt and pepper in a second bowl. Add the barbecue sauce, breadcrumbs and eggs to the spice mixture and stir well.
  4. Pour over the ground meat mixture.
  5. Using your hands, mix together until the color is even.
  6. Put meatloaf in a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan. Reshape the mixture into a loaf. Smoke over indirect heat until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, 3 to 3 1/2 hours. 

Cook’s Note

You can cook the meatloaf in a conventional oven at 350 degrees F for 1 1/2 hours.