Grilling: Planked Meatloaf

Get Recipe
Planked Meatloaf


Nothing like meatloaf in the dead of winter. As I've been getting into planking more, a meatloaf seemed the perfect thing to put on a plank and let sit on a covered grill for about an hour, while warmly waiting indoors.

My instincts were right on here; this "barbecue" interpretation of meatloaf was pretty killer. The plank ended up being more of a platform to be able to grill a meatloaf—the subtle flavor of the plank didn't really transfer o to the heavily seasoned loaf—but the addition of some smoking wood did impart a little smokiness.

While that made the use of the grill worthwhile, the real standouts here were the herb stuffing, which I substituted for normal breadcrumbs on a whim, and the simple barbecue sauce glaze that formed an amazingly tasty crust.

Get the Recipe

Planked Meatloaf >>

About the author: Joshua Bousel brings you new, tasty condiment each Wednesday and a recipe for weekend grilling every Friday. He also writes about grilling and barbecue on his blog The Meatwave whenever he can be pulled away from his grill.

Serious Eats Newsletters

Keep up with our latest recipes, tips, techniques and where to eat!


Comments can take up to a minute to appear - please be patient!

Previewing your comment: