Traeger Smoked Meatloaf

This recipe is super flexible so you can add your own signature twists and it will still turn out great.

{Tender, Smoky and Perfect!}

Combine the Meatloaf Ingredients

2.5 pounds ground beef (80/20) 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs 1 egg 3 tbls ketchup 1 cup sautéed veggies 3 teaspoons Traeger Garlic and Chili Pepper Rub

The Trick for Tender Meatloaf

I like meatloaf that is tender and fluffy.  The trick to get this texture is to not overwork the meat when combining the ingredients.

Prepare the Meatloaf for the Smoker

Spray the inside of a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. I used a pan with dimensions of 8.5 x 4.5 x 3 inches and it was able to fit the entire meatloaf.

Prepare the Meatloaf for the Smoker

Place the meatloaf mix into the pan and gently pack it down.   Place the meatloaf into the refrigerator and let the loaf set for at least two hours.

Smoke the Meatloaf in Two Steps

Turn on your Traeger and set it to 180F. Turn the meatloaf over onto a cutting board  to get the meatloaf to slide out of the pan.

Smoke the Meatloaf in Two Steps

Place the meatloaf onto the grill and let it smoke at 180F for two hours. Then,  raise the temperature of your grill to 275F and let it smoke for thirty minutes.

Add Sauce

After all this smoking, it's time to add sauce! I decided to keep everything in the Traeger family and coated the top of the loaf with Traeger’s Texas Spicy BBQ Sauce.

Add Sauce

After the meatloaf has been sauced, close the lid and let it cook for another 30 minutes at 275F or until an internal temperature of 160F is reached.

The Smoked Meatloaf Was Perfect!!

This was absolutely the best smoked meatloaf that I have ever made. The texture was fluffy, the smokiness was spot on and the loaf itself was incredibly juicy.

Still hungry?

If you liked that, you'll love our Traeger Chicken Wings. Chickens wings are seasoned, grilled and sauced to make an amazingly easy game day feast.