Smoked Meatloaf

Main Dish

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Serves approx. (4) ppl.


  • One (1) tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 white onion, finely diced
  • Four (4) garlic cloves, chopped finely
  • Two (2) lbs. ground beef
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • One (1) cup whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp. tomato paste
  • Two (2) eggs, beaten
  • One (1) tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • Two (2) tsp. garlic powder
  • Two (2) tsp. kosher salt
  • One (1) tsp. paprika
  • Two (2) tsp. fresh parsley
  • Val Coffee Steak Rub (or your favorite beef rub)
  • One (1) cup bbq sauce


  • In a pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.  Add onions and cook until softened. Add finely chopped garlic and cook for 1 minute.  Set aside to cook completely.
  • In a small bowl, mix milk and breadcrumbs.  Stir well and let sit for about five minutes.
  • Add the following to a large bowl:  ground beef, breadcrumb mix, tomato paste, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, kosher salt, paprika and parsley.
  • Mix until combined, Try not to overwork the meat.
  • Spoon mixture into a tin pan, lined with plastic wrap.  Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 1 hour to set.
  • Once set, remove plastic wrap from top. place an oiled wire rack on top and flip over.  Carefully remove tin pan and plastic wrap. 
  • Season top and sides of meatloaf generously with Val Coffee Steak Rub.
  • Place in smoker. 
  • Brush meatloaf with sauce every 30 minutes and remove from smoker when it reaches and internal temp of 165 degrees Fahrenheit (approx. 3-4 hours).  

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