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Baked Bacon-Weaved Honey Bourbon-Glazed Meatloaf

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Hickory

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

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

6

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 1 Whole carrot, peeled and diced or grated

  • 1 Stalk celery, finely diced

  • 4 Ounce mushrooms, finely diced

  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

    Grill225 ˚F

  • 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.

    Ingredients

    • 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

    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.

    Ingredients

    • 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

  • 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.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Pound thin bacon

  • 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.

    Grill225 ˚F

  • 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.

    Grill325 ˚F

    Probe160 ˚F

  • 9

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

    Ingredients

    • Traeger Sweet & Heat BBQ Sauce

  • 10

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

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