local raised meatloaf

I have been purchasing hay from Twin Lakes Farm for years now, and have recently been happy to learn that they now offer high quality beef for sale as well.  I decided to put this package of 90% lean ground sirloin to use with a simple meatloaf recipe on our Kuma Pellet Grill.  If you are like me, and prefer your meatloaf on the firm side, and not boiling in its own grease when you take it out of the oven, then give this lean and meaty version a try.  It smoked and grilled up nicely directly on the grids!

meatloaf ingredients

Here are the 5 simple ingredients: (...love me a recipe I can count ingredients on one hand.)


1 lb. extra lean ground beef

½ cup finely minced onion

1 egg

4 oz. crushed Triscuit crackers (any flavor that sounds good- they’ve got some delicious ones)

1 tsp. Garlic salt

formed meatloaf

Just mix all the ingredients together thoroughly and shape firmly into a loaf…. 

meatloaf on the kuma grill

...and place directly on your Kuma grill (spray the grids with a bit of non-stick spray first).Turn your grill on to 200 degrees, and smoke the loaf for 1 hour.  Then turn it up to 325 degrees and grill it for 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 160 degrees. 

grilled meatloaf

Let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.  It’s that easy, and it turns out just beautiful. A nice smoke ring, a nice crust, and a firm ‘hamburger steak’ kind of texture. If you want to take it a step further for some extra flavor, here’s what we did:

twice grilled meatloaf

Slice it up and brush on a glaze of your choice, and put it back on the grill for a couple minutes per side at 425 degrees with the flame zone open. You are glad you have the versatility of a Kuma Grill right about now...

Meatloaf and a cool salad

Pair it with a cool salad for lunch, or some mashed taters for a lovely dinner. Great job, Twin Lakes Farm and Ranch, on the extra lean, extra wholesome beef for this locally raised, grass grazed, grill glazed meatloaf on the Kuma Pellet Grill!