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Grilled Barbecue Meatloaf

This recipe offers a healthier twist on a classic comfort food. Using lean ground beef and low-sugar barbecue sauce, this dish is high in protein and low in sugar, making it a great choice for those who have undergone bariatric surgery.


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce (low sugar)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • Liquid smoke
  • Grill seasoning, optional


  1. If baking meatloaf; Preheat oven to 375
  2. If grilling, heat grill to medium high heat.
  3. Mix all ingredients together- using only half of the barbecue sauce. Form into a loaf.
  4. If baking- place in a loaf pan and place in oven for 45 minutes or until internal temp reaches 160F. Let stand 5 minutes and top with remaining 1/4 cup sauce.
  5. If grilling- place in a grilling loaf pan (or grill basket) and put in center of grill. Close lid for 30 minutes or until internal temp reaches 160F. I recommend using a meat thermometer. Using a good oven mit, remove from grill and let stand 5 minutes. Top with remaining 1/4 cup sauce.

*If you don’t have a grill safe pan, this recipe can be baked. Meatloaf Grill Pan available for purchase online.