Smoked beef meatloaf

    1 hour 20 min

    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.

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    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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    If you really enjoy that smokey flavor there are tons of chipotle recipes on the internet. I take a can of chipotles (undrained) and puree it until smooth. Put it in a small jar and refrigerate. This is called chipotle paste. You can add a teaspoon or so to any recipe to add that smokey taste. I use it in my chicken broth for soups, cook chicken tenders in a mixture of cream cheese and chipotle in my small crockpot, add some to ketchup or your favorite BBQ sauce, make a Denver omelette and add a little before cooking. The possibilities are endless and chipotle paste is a little addictive!  -  11 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Yum! We really enjoyed this. I agree that the chipotle may be too hot for some, but it was fine for us. You may want to sub part of the chipotle/adobo with smoked paprika to keep the smoky flavor without quite so much "yowza!". Another cool trick for this meatloaf, if youre feeling whiny like I was, is to throw all the ingredients except the meat and oatmeal in the blender, then mix everything together in a stand mixer. No chipotle-onion-meat-hands! Thanks so much for the recipe! (I doubled it - we're getting down with sandwiches tomorrow for lunch!)  -  13 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is such a good variation for meatloaf! I followed the recipe exactly, except I used ground turkey instead of ground beef. I would highly recommend this recipe, and to follow it as-directed! I was skeptical about the oats because I had never used them in meatloaf before (though it may be somewhat common) but I was glad I did; the mixture was really wet, but the loaf came out perfectly. Maybe add one extra chipotle pepper if you want some heat; I typically like spicier food but the extra would have taken away from it, in my opinion. As I said, a nice twist on meatloaf! I served it with mashed potatoes and corn on the cob.  -  14 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)