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Smoked Bourbon BBQ Meatloaf

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Smoked Bourbon BBQ Meatloaf

Prep Time: 30 minutesCook Time: approx. 3 hours
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 Time30 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked Bourbon BBQ Meatloaf
Author: Ryan Jones

Equipment

  • Pellet Grill

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 2 ea eggs
  • 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
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 1 Tbls Worcestershipre sauce
  • 2 tsp salt

Instructions

Preparation:

  • In a skillet - saute onions and peppers until soft. Add the Worcestershire sauce, 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce.
  • 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.
  • Turn on the grill and set the temp to 250°
  • 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.
  • Form into a loaf, approx 5" wide
  • Top with your favorite rub. We love the Coffee Spice BBQ Rub on this one.
  • Place on the preheated grill and cook to an internal temp of 150°F (about 3 hours)
  • 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
  • Remove from the grill and let rest for 10 mins. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Bourbon Butter Bread Crumbs

  • Preheat your grill to 300°F
  • In a small pan, combine 3 Tbls butter and 2 Tbls butter. (if you have an audience, this is great to flambe)
  • Cut 4-6 slices of bread into 1/2" cubes.
  • 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.
  • Spread on a sheet pan or foil and place on the grill for 20 mins or until bread is nice and toasty.
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