Jun 18, 2010

A Cool Idea for a Hot Summer Dinner!

Searching for something new to have for dinner the other night I came across an idea for meatloaf on the grill! I read trough it and thought it was such a great way to have a home cooked, "comfort food" supper without heating up the kitchen!

Everyone has their own meatloaf recipe... but this is ours, all the kids and Daddy eat it! So it gets 5 stars!!!!!

"Grilled" Turkey Meatloaf

  • 1 pound ground turkey (or beef, we switch back and forth depending on what we have)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 grated cheese (we use parm or cheddar or both)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup ketchup (any tomato sauce will work but we like the little bit of sweetness the ketchup adds)
  • 2-4 Tablespoons BBQ sauce (for the top)
Pre-heat your grill to medium heat. Mix all ingredients (except BBQ sauce) in a large bowl, I use my hands for this because it seems to be faster and easier to feel for any lumps. Once everything is combined press it into a glass pie plate and top with BBQ sauce. When your grill is ready set the pie plate on a cookie sheet in the grill and close the lid. It will take about 30 minutes for the meatloaf to cook. Watch the heat so it doesn't get too high, I found that I had to turn off all but one burner to maintain medium heat.

The kids were not sure about this at first, I think because it looked different from the usual. I told Emmy that it was just a giant burger and she said "Oh! I love burger" and ended up having seconds! We all really enjoyed it and the way our kitchen was still cool! We will definitely make it this way again!!

We also have discovered how much we like ground turkey in our meatloaf (and lots of other things) instead of ground beef. It gives it a really nice flavor! You must try it if you haven't yet!

Enjoy more great recipes at the Grocery Cart Challenge recipe swap and Foodie Friday!


  1. Thanks for sharing! This is a great idea and we actually have a grill. And I second the ground turkey!

  2. What a GREAT idea! I've made meatloaf in the crockpot when we've lived without a/c but will be trying this soon as we use our grill almost daily this time of year. I have to admit I am not a ground turkey fan. Maybe because we live in the middle of beef country but I'd rather buy it in it's leanest form and call it good :)


  3. I LOVE this new idea! I'd make a BIG tin foil pack of veggies and potato to go with...yumm!