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BBQ Meatloaf with a Bacon Weave

Tender ground beef is supremely seasoned with peppers, onions and garlic then wrapped in a heavenly bacon weave. Luscious, I tell you. The whole thing is roasted to beautiful golden perfection on my grill and lovingly glazed in BBQ sauce for a color and flavor that will blow everybody's mind.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Barbecue, Comfort Food
Keyword: BBQ Meatloaf
Servings: 5 people


  • 10 slices bacon
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup red onion diced
  • ½ cup yellow bell pepper diced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce like Cholula
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons Everything BBQ Sauce or your favorite ketchup-based BBQ sauce


  • Preheat the grill. Preheat your grill (I cooked this on my pellet smoker, but you can use whatever grill you have available) for indirect heat to 375 degrees F.
  • Saute the onions and peppers. In a large saute pan, heat the olive oil. Stir in the onions and peppers and cook for 5-7 minutes. Add in the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute. Turn off the heat and allow to cool.
  • Make the meatloaf. In a large mixing bowl add the ground beef, breadcrumbs, eggs, ½ cup BBQ sauce, mustard, Worcestershire, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Add in the cooled pepper and onions and gently combine with your hands.
  • Make a bacon weave. Use the 10 pieces of bacon to create a bacon weave on a piece of parchment paper. Place the meatloaf on the middle of the weave and shape into a log. Roll the bacon weave over the meatloaf mixture and secure the ends with toothpicks.
  • Cook the meatloaf. Carefully transfer your meatloaf to the grill grates, close the lid, and cook for 45 minutes. Glaze with the BBQ sauce and continue cooking until the internal temperature of the meatloaf reaches 160 degrees F.
  • Rest, slice, and serve. Allow the meatloaf to cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.


Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 1393mg | Potassium: 623mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 4mg