Can you see the red ‘smoke ring’ at the top of that meatloaf? Mmmm-mmm. That’s because our friend Larry The BBQ Dude spent Monday smoking our meatloaf for Tuesday Lunch this week. Talk about flavorful!! Try this recipe for your family at home. They’ll enjoy the new twist to a family-favorite meal… Or you can purchase some from our Dinners on Demand freezers. Just drop by, email or call to place an order.
- 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
- 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
- 1 carrot, finely diced
- 1 stalk celery, finely diced
- 3 pounds ground beef
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce, plus 1 to 2 cups more for basting
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, and celery and sauté until soft. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Add the beef, garlic powder, BBQ sauce, salt, and pepper. Mix well and place in a loaf pan.
Set up your smoker to burn at 225 degrees, and smoke the meatloaf for 2 hours, uncovered. Remove and finish in a 350 degree oven until internal temp reaches 165 degrees on an instant-read thermometer. Baste with additional 1-2 cups of BBQ sauce for a nice crust. Let rest for 10 minutes, then slice and serve. Makes 4-6 servings