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Pit Boss Meatloaf

Hey there, grill masters and foodies! Today, I’ve got a mouthwatering topic for y’all: Pit Boss Meatloaf! Now, before we dive into this smoky goodness, let me share a little anecdote with ya.

Last summer, my buddy Steve invited me over for a BBQ cookout. Little did I know, he had a surprise waiting for me – his legendary smoked meatloaf made on his Pit Boss pellet grill. Let me tell ya, folks, that was a game-changer! Ever since that day, I’ve been on a mission to perfect my own Pit Boss meatloaf recipe, and now I’m here to share it with all of you!

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How to make Pit Boss meatloaf

Alright, let’s get down to business and fire up those grills! Here’s a quick rundown of how to make the best dang smoked meatloaf using your Pit Boss pellet grill:

  1. Mix it up: Start by combining ground beef, pork, breadcrumbs, onions, garlic, eggs, and your favorite seasonings in a big ol’ bowl. Get your hands dirty, folks, and mix it all together until it’s well blended. Don’t be shy to add some spicy kick to it if that’s your style!
  2. Shape that loaf: Now that you’ve got your meat mixture ready, shape it into a nice, firm loaf. Pro tip: Make sure the loaf isn’t too thick, so it cooks evenly and gets that lovely smoky flavor all over!
  3. Get smokin’: Preheat your Pit Boss pellet grill to around 225°F, and once it’s ready, place that glorious meatloaf right on the grill grates. Let it smoke away for a couple of hours until it reaches an internal temperature of about 160°F.
  4. Glaze it up: This is the fun part! About 15 minutes before the meatloaf’s done, brush on your favorite BBQ sauce glaze to add a burst of flavor. Oh, man, just thinking about it makes my mouth water!
  5. Rest and enjoy: Once your Pit Boss masterpiece is cooked to perfection, take it off the grill, let it rest for a few minutes (if you can resist the temptation), and then slice it up. Serve it hot and watch your guests go wild over your culinary skills!

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Which wood pellets to use

Now, I know y’all might be wonderin’ about which wood pellets to use for that extra oomph in your smoked meatloaf. Let me tell ya, the choice of wood can really take your dish to the next level! For a classic flavor, hickory pellets are the way to go – they add a rich, smoky taste that pairs perfectly with meatloaf.

But hey, if you’re feeling adventurous, try experimenting with other flavors like apple or cherry! These fruity pellets can give your meatloaf a subtle sweetness that’ll leave your taste buds doin’ a happy dance.

What to serve

Alright, now that we’ve got that juicy meatloaf ready to go, let’s talk about what to serve alongside it. Personally, I love keepin’ things simple and complementing the smoky goodness with some creamy mashed potatoes and roasted veggies. The contrast in textures and flavors is just perfect!

And hey, don’t forget to whip up a tangy coleslaw to cut through all that smokiness – it’s a match made in BBQ heaven! You can also slap some of that leftover BBQ sauce on the side for dippin’ – trust me, it’s addictive.

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What to do with leftovers

Now, let’s be real – sometimes we get carried away and end up with some leftover meatloaf. But fret not, my friends, ’cause I’ve got a trick up my sleeve to make those leftovers even more delightful!

One word: sandwiches. Yep, take that leftover meatloaf, slice it up, and stack it between some crusty bread with lettuce, tomato, and a dollop of mayo or BBQ sauce. It’s like having a whole new meal, and it’s so darn good, you might just find yourself cookin’ extra meatloaf on purpose!

And there you have it, folks – the art of Pit Boss Meatloaf! I hope you found my tips and tricks helpful and that they inspire you to get grillin’ and smokin’ in your own backyard. Remember, cooking is all about having fun and creating mouthwatering memories with your loved ones.

Before I sign off, let me leave you with this cute catchphrase: “Smoke it slow, savor it fast!” Just like life, the key to a delicious meatloaf is patience and enjoying the little moments.

Thank you so much for joining me on this smoky journey. Until next time, keep grilling, keep smilin’, and keep spreadin’ that BBQ love! Happy cookin’, y’all!

Pit Boss Meatloaf

Craving a hearty and flavor-packed meal? Look no further than our Pit Boss meatloaf recipe, guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings 6


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup your favorite BBQ sauce plus extra for glazing


Preparing the Meat Mixture

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef and pork. Mix 'em up real good, so they become best buddies in this meatloaf adventure!
  2. Toss in the breadcrumbs, chopped onions, minced garlic, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, smoked paprika, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper. Time to get those hands dirty, my friends! Use your fingers to blend all the ingredients together until they're evenly distributed. Embrace the messiness!
  3. Once the mixture is well combined, form it into a loaf shape. Pro tip: Make sure it's not too thick, 'cause we want that smoke to penetrate every nook and cranny!

Getting Smoky!

  1. Preheat your Pit Boss pellet grill to around 225°F. Remember, low and slow is the name of the game!
  2. Now, place that beautiful meatloaf right on the grill grates. Let it bask in the smoky goodness for about 2.5 to 3 hours. Keep an eye on that temperature, and if it starts to go above 250°F, adjust your vents to maintain that sweet spot.
  3. After the first hour of smoking, brush on half a cup of your favorite BBQ sauce over the meatloaf. This will add a layer of flavor that'll make your taste buds sing!
  4. About 15 minutes before your meatloaf reaches perfection, glaze it one more time with some extra BBQ sauce. We want that shiny, sticky, finger-lickin' goodness!

Rest and Serve

  1. Once your Pit Boss masterpiece reaches an internal temperature of around 160°F, it's time to take it off the grill. Carefully wrap it in aluminum foil and let it rest for a few minutes – this step helps the flavors mingle and keeps it juicy!
  2. Now, slice it up, and get ready to savor every smoky bite. Serve it hot, and watch your family and friends go wild over your culinary skills!
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