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Not Your Mama's Meatloaf

Not Your Mama's Meatloaf

By Traeger Kitchen

This easy-to-make meatloaf recipe packs in all the wood-fired flavor you know and love, while leaving out all the bad memories from the underwhelming meatloaf of your childhood.

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

2 Hours




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Units of Measurement:
1 Cup breadcrumbs
1 Cup milk
2 Tablespoon onion, chopped
1/2 Teaspoon ground sage
2 Teaspoon Salt
2 egg, beaten
2 Pound ground beef
1/4 Pound ground sausage
1 Cup Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce
1/2 Cup apple juice


  • 1

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

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 2

    Combine breadcrumbs, milk, onion, sage and salt. Add beaten eggs. Add both ground beef and ground sausage, mix well. Form mixture into a loaf, packing tightly.

    • 1 Cup breadcrumbs

    • 1 Cup milk

    • 2 Tablespoon onion, chopped

    • 1/2 Teaspoon ground sage

    • 2 Teaspoon Salt

    • 2  egg, beaten

    • 2 Pound ground beef

    • 1/4 Pound ground sausage

  • 3

    Transfer the meatloaf to a wire rack and place on the grill. Cook for 2 hours, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 160℉.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C

    160 ˚F / 71 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 4

    For the Glaze: Combine Traeger ‘Que Sauce with the apple juice. Glaze meatloaf during the last 20 minutes of cooking.

    • 1 Cup Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce

    • 1/2 Cup apple juice

  • 5

    Let meatloaf rest 5 to 10 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!

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