Smoked Beef Meatloaf

Smoked Beef Meatloaf


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About this recipe: This meatloaf has the perfect combination of spiciness, sweetness and smokiness. Beef mince is mixed with a smoky barbecue sauce, eggs, oatmeal and seasonings, then baked to perfection. Enjoy for lunch or dinner.


Serves: 8 

  • 2 eggs
  • 75ml hickory flavoured barbecue sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or to taste
  • 2 chipotle chillies in adobo sauce, finely chopped or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce from chipotle chillies
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 40g dry oatmeal
  • 900g lean minced beef
  • 2 tablespoons hickory flavoured barbecue sauce

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

  1. Preheat an oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Spray a 23x13cm loaf tin with oil spray.
  2. Beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl until smooth, then whisk in 75ml barbecue sauce, garlic, chipotle chillies, adobo sauce, sea salt, black pepper, celery salt, cumin and Worcestershire sauce until evenly smooth. Mix in the onion, oatmeal and minced beef with your hands until evenly blended. Pack the mixture into the prepared tin. Brush the top of the meatloaf with 2 more tablespoons of barbecue sauce.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the centre, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the centre should read at least 70 degrees C.

Cooking Leftovers

This meatloaf makes wonderful warm sandwiches. Simply heat slices of the meatloaf in a frying pan to crisp it up. Add additional barbecue sauce and serve in a soft sandwich roll with cheese.

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