Meatloaf On The Grill Recipe

You can grill just about anything, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. If you haven’t tried making a grilled meatloaf, you’re missing out. Grilled food is pretty much my favorite type of cooked food overall.

I make meatloaf frequently and in a variety of ways, but my teenage son’s favorite has always been one in which I sauté a good amount of onions and jalapenos (and/or poblanos or green or red peppers), season them well, and then add them into the meat mixture that has already partially cooked.

The trick to making a meatloaf is to season it well (a bland meatloaf is so not worth eating) and inject as much flavor into it as you can through the ingredients you add to it. I actually love making meatloaf (for me) with diced sautéed sweet potatoes, carrots, and onions because it’s so delicious and different. You get a nice sweet flavor from the veggies. Y-U-M!

Meatloaf on the Grill – It’s What’s for Dinner

Grilled Meat Loaf 🔗

Grilled Meat Loaf is the perfect summertime twist on a comforting family favorite. Shape the meat into loaves and “bake” them on a grill. Ketchup brushed over the meat lends a little sweetness to each slice. —Catherine Carpenter, Barnesville, Ohio

Prep: 10min

Total: 60min

Nutrition Facts: calories 219 calories, Fat 10g fat (4g saturated fat), Cholesterol 96mg cholesterol, Sodium 242mg sodium, Carbohydrate 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, Fiber 1g fiber), Protein 23g protein.


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • Additional ketchup, optional


In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into two loaves. Place a sheet of heavy-duty foil in center of grill. Place meat loaves on foil (do not seal foil)., Prepare grill for indirect heat; grill meat, covered, over indirect medium heat for 50 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°. Brush tops with additional ketchup if desired. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.


Why do you put milk in meatloaf?

If you have a single large meatloaf, you should cover it with aluminum foil while it cooks to keep it moist, but do not leave it covered for the entire cooking process. Instead, remove the foil for the final 15 minutes of baking.

How do you cook meatloaf so it doesn’t sit in grease?

If you personally do not want to use milk, you can try using low sodium beef stock, chicken stock, water, or a non-dairy milk substitute. Milk is added to meatloaf because it soaks the bread crumbs, adding needed moisture.

Do you cook meatloaf covered or uncovered?

Here’s a quick tip to help you make homemade meatloaf with less grease: line the bottom of your pan with bread slices before adding the meat mixture, bake as usual, and the bread will soak up most of the fat from the meat as it cooks.

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