Traeger Meatloaf

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Traeger meatloaf is the perfect meal for a summer BBQ! This smoked meatloaf recipe is cooked on a pellet grill to give the meatloaf a unique, smoky flavor. Once you try this Traeger meatloaf, you will never go back to a traditional meatloaf again.

Grilled Meatloaf Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 cups pork panko
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Traeger Meatloaf Directions

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Traeger Meatloaf Recipe

juicy meatloaf on a plate with herbs and tomatoes

This keto meatloaf is a unique recipe that uses a Traeger pellet grill to smoke the meatloaf. All you need is ground beef, ground pork, pork panko, onion, heavy cream, egg, and parsley to make this easy-to-make Traeger meatloaf recipe. Once you have formed the meatloaf, you simply have to leave it in the grill and let it smoke for a few hours. This recipe is also low carb because instead of using breadcrumbs, we use pork panko crumbs. The Traeger pellet grill gives this classic meatloaf a smoky flavor finish. If you want, you can even top it off with your favorite sugar-free bbq sauce.

cooked meatloaf on a platter with fresh herbs

What is a Pellet Grill?

A pellet grill is one of the most beloved advancements of barbequing. A pellet grill, or a smoker, is an outdoor cooker that uses wood pellets and fans to cook food at a specific temperature. You can use a pellet grill to smoke, braise, grill, bake, and of course, make Traeger meatloaves! It gives your food a smoky flavor.

What Pellets to Use?

When it comes to what flavor of pellets you should use, you can essentially use any flavor. We prefer to use Traeger’s signature blend for this recipe, which includes hickory, maple, and cherry hardwood flavors. We have found that this blend works the best with any cut of meat, making it an excellent pair for this keto meatloaf. Apple pellets are also a great flavor to use since it also complements this Traeger meatloaf.

a plate of meatloaf sliced on a platter with red wine and tomatoes

Variations to Meatloaf

The great thing about this meatloaf recipe is that you can add your favorite ingredients to make the recipe your own. You can add ingredients such as blocks of cheddar cheese, bbq sauce, tomato sauce, and bell peppers. If you want, you can even top the Traeger meatloaf with a sugar-free BBQ sauce. BBQ sauce will add a delicious sweet and tangy flavor to your meatloaf that will make it irresistible. If you want to try a different meatloaf recipe, you can even cook my BBQ Cheeseburger Meatloaf on the Traeger to give it a smoky cheeseburger flavor.

How to Cook Meatloaf on a Traeger

Cooking this keto meatloaf on a Traeger grill is super easy to do! First, you need to mix together all of the ingredients. Then, you must form the meatloaf into a loaf shape and place it on a grill tray. Make sure to use a perforated tray so that the excess fat can drip off, and the meatloaf will be evenly cooked from underneath the meatloaf. Once you place the meatloaf into the Traeger grill, all you need to do is grill it at 225 degrees for 2 to 3 hours. Alternatively, you can also wait until the internal temperature of the meatloaf is 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

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