Barbecue Smoked Meatloaf

Simplify your dinner plans with this fantastic Barbecue Smoked Meatloaf, using a couple key ingredients that pack a big flavor punch!

Smoked BBQ Meatloaf Recipe



Preheat your Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Grill to 250ºF, set up for smoking.

Combine the ground meat(s), 1 cup of Plowboys BBQ Bean Buddy, panko, egg, onion and cheeses in a bowl and mix well by hand.

Place the mixture on a work surface and form the meat into a loaf shape. Season well with Plowboys BBQ Bovine Bold Rub.

You might also enjoy: Skillet Crown Meatloaf

Smoke the meatloaf on the second shelf of the smoker and cook for about 45 minutes, or 100ºF internal temperature. Increase the grill temperature to 350ºF and glaze the meatloaf with the remaining Plowboys BBQ Bean Buddy.

Cook until the internal temperature reaches 160ºF. Remove from the grill. Slice to serve.

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  1. Mark
    August 22, 2018

    Regarding the meat ingredients, is it 2 lbs of each or 2 lbs total? If 2 lbs. total, what is the amount of each meat? What flavor of pellets do you recommend?

    1. Admin
      August 30, 2018

      It should be 2 pounds total. Roughly this will make 8 quarter pound servings. The ratio is whatever you like. The pellet type won’t make a huge difference here because you are only cooking for an hour or so. The food doesn’t spend enough time in the smoke for the more complex chemicals to build.

  2. Richard Swisher
    August 22, 2018

    This BBQ meatloaf looks amazing. I’m definitely going to give it a try.

  3. Imad murr
    August 27, 2018

    I have a question please
    Can the brisket can be boiled before smoking

    1. Admin
      August 30, 2018

      It can, but we wouldn’t. You won’t get as deep a flavor from your rubs or injections, since you’d either wash them off in the boil or apply them to a cooked meat. Neither option is ideal. Now we know some folks will boil ribs first, however those get mopped continuously while grilling. But if you are crunched for time, go ahead and boil just don’t boil it to death.

    2. Josh Cary
      October 22, 2018

      We wouldn’t recommend it. You’ll lose valuable flavor in the water before you cook it.

  4. Quinton Jones
    August 29, 2018

    I love your recipes, but am never satisfied with my results, even though I try to follow your instructions to the letter. I have a YS640 too. What type and flavor of pellets are you using? Thanks

    1. Josh Cary
      October 22, 2018

      We typically use a combination of pecan and cherry, but it varies by recipe. What are you not liking? Too much flavor, not enough?

  5. Geoff
    October 10, 2018

    I did this and it was really good…thanks. I’m gonna do it again but to change it up flavor wise what about doing blue cheese crumbles instead of the mozzarella and bnb if so, how much? Thanks!

  6. Scott Wilson
    November 2, 2018

    Phenomenal recipe! We’ve cooked this a couple of times now, and it’s already a family favorite. Thanks!


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