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Smoked Bourbon BBQ Meatloaf

Smoked Bourbon BBQ Meatloaf

This ain't your mama's meatloaf.  Loaded with delicious smoke flavor and boozy bourbon goodness, you've got to give this one a shot.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: approx. 3 hours


  • 1 Lb ground Beef
  • 1 LB ground Pork
  • 2 eggs - lightly beaten
  • 1/2 onion - finely diced
  • 1/2 green Pepper - finely diced
  • 3/4 cup Bourbon Butter Bread Crumbs
  • 3/4 cup BBQ sauce, divided.
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1 Tbls Worcestershipre sauce
  • 2 tsp salt
  1. In a skillet - saute onions and peppers until soft.  Add the Worcestershire sauce, 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce.
  2. Grind your Bourbon Butter Bread crumbs down to fine crumbs and add the milk and bourbon.  Let soak until all the liquid has been absorbed.
  3. Turn on the grill and set the temp to 250°
  4. Combine the beef, pork, bread mixture, onion mixture and eggs in a large bowl and gently combine.   Don't overwork the meat, or it may become tough.
  5. Form into a loaf, approx 5" wide 
  6. Top with your favorite rub.  We love the Coffee Spice BBQ Rub on this one.
  7. Place on the preheated grill and cook to an internal temp of 150°F (about 3 hours)
  8. Turn up the heat to 350° and brush on the rest of the BBQ sauce ever 10 mins until the internal temp reaches 160°F
  9. Remove from the grill and let rest for 10 mins.  Slice, serve, and enjoy!


Bourbon Butter Bread Crumbs

  1. Preheat your grill to 300°F
  2. In a small pan, combine 3 Tbls butter and 2 Tbls bourbon.   (if you have an audience, this is great to flambé)
  3. Cut 4-6 slices of bread into 1/2" cubes.   
  4. When the alcohol has cooked off the sauce, add the bourbon sauce to the bread in a large bowl.  Toss with a pinch of salt and pinch of garlic powder.
  5. Spread on a sheet pan or foil and place on the grill for 20 mins or until bread is nice and toasty.
    Smoked Bourbon BBQ Meatloaf

    Pairs well with the following Bear Mountain Premium BBQ Pellets

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