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Baked Bacon-Weaved Honey Bourbon-Glazed Meatloaf

Baked Bacon-Weaved Honey Bourbon-Glazed Meatloaf

By Traeger Kitchen

Turn your old family meatloaf recipe upside down with a smattering of bacon on top.

Prep Time

15 Min

Cook Time

1 Hrs
45 Min




Number of People Serving


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Units of Measurment:
1 Whole carrot, peeled and diced or grated
1 Stalk celery, finely diced
4 Ounce mushrooms, finely diced
1/2 red onion, finely diced
As Needed olive oil
3 Pound ground beef, 80% lean
2 Clove garlic, grated or diced
4 Sprig fresh thyme leaves
1 egg, beaten
6 Slices cooked bacon, crumbled
2 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Teaspoon pepper
1 Cup breadcrumbs
1/2 Cup condensed tomato soup
1 Pound thin bacon
Traeger Sweet & Heat BBQ Sauce


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 225˚F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 2

    Mix together carrots, celery, mushrooms and onions in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and microwave for about 2 minutes to soften vegetables.

  • 3

    Let vegetables cool then mix them in a large bowl with ground beef, garlic, thyme, egg, bacon, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, breadcrumbs and tomato soup.

  • 4

    Form the mixture into a loaf and place on a wire rack over a foil-lined baking sheet.

  • 5

    Make your bacon weave using the bacon, weaving it on a large piece of parchment paper.

  • 6

    Gently flip and lay the weave on top of the meatloaf so that the parchment is on top. Peel off the parchment paper.

  • 7

    Cook the meatloaf on the grill for 45 minutes. Remove the meatloaf from grill and increase temperature to 325˚F. Allow Traeger to preheat, lid closed for 10 minutes.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C


  • 8

    Once grill comes to temperature, place the meatloaf back on the grill and cook until the internal temperature reaches 160˚F on an instant-read thermometer, about an hour.

    325 ˚F / 163 ˚C

    160 ˚F / 71 ˚C

  • 9

    During the last 15 minutes (once meatloaf reaches about 140˚F), brush the meatloaf with barbecue sauce to caramelize.

  • 10

    Remove from grill and let sit for 15 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!

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