BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

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 BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

Up until recently, I didn’t pay much attention to the different types of meat that is available at Smart & Final. I normally shop at Smart & Final to buy various frozen meals that the kids like to eat in bulk. When you have a big family, sometimes it makes sense to buy big. For those that didn’t know, Smart & Final has their own line of meats called Cattleman’s Finest. This is Smart & Final’s exclusive brand of hand cut and trimmed fresh beef. At Smart & Final, you will find a variety of different individual Cattleman’s Finest beef cuts for your needs.

Well not only have I got to check out Smart & Finals fine selection of meat, I was also challenged to create an original recipe using one or more of the Cattleman’s Finest products for their #GrillUpYourSummer contest. Since I LOVE to cook, you know I was up for this challenge. I got on my thinking cap and put together a recipe that will make your mouth water.

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe


  • 2 lbs Cattleman’s Finest Chuck Roast – grounded
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 14 – 15 slices of THICK bacon
  • 3 TBS brown sugar
  • 1 TSP onion powder
  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • 2 TBS butter
  • 1 TSP salt
  • 1/4 TSP black pepper
  • 3 TBS BBQ Sauce


1. In a large bowl, add the 2 lbs of the grounded beef chuck.
2. Add the remaining ingredients (except bacon, 1 TBS BBQ Sauce & 1 TBS brown sugar) and mix well. (Set aside)
3. Line a flat surface with wax paper and lay down 8 strips of bacon horizontally. Then fold back every other piece of bacon in half. Place a strip of bacon vertically and peel back the folded pieces over the vertical piece of bacon. Next fold back every other piece of bacon again, starting with the strip that you did not fold back before. Repeat the process until you have created a square weave of bacon.
4. Add thin layer of BBQ sauce with leftover BBQ sauce on top of weaved bacon square.
5. Form the grounded beef chuck into a roll. Place grounded beef roll in center of bacon weave and wrap the bacon around the roll. Tuck in bacon on edges. Add the remaining brown sugar (1TBS) over the weaved bacon beef roll to enhance the flavor of the bacon when cooking.
6. Place bacon wrapped meatloaf roll in aluminum pan and place on grill.
7. Cook for about 1 hour. Rotate the pan on grill after 30 minutes to ensure it cooks even and thoroughly.
8. Remove from grill, let cool on a plate, slice and serve.

Here is some instructions with pictures!

 BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

Above is my bowl of grounded beef and all the ingredients except the bacon of course. You will want to get your hands messy and mix this stuff well.

Now you are going to create your bacon weave for your meatloaf. Lay down 8 pieces of bacon on a flat surface. I used wax paper to make it easier.

Now you are going to get to weaving. Fold back every other piece of bacon.

Place a single piece of bacon down and then unfold back the pieces of the strip you just placed.

Next, you are going to fold back every other piece starting with the one you didn’t fold the first time.

Keep weaving until you are out of bacon.

One you are out of bacon and have a square, apply a thin layer of BBQ sauce on top of the bacon weave.

Roll beef mixture into a roll shape. Place in on bacon weave and wrap. Tuck in on the ends and apply a thin layer of brown sugar on the outside of bacon.

Place meatloaf roll in an aluminium tray and place on grill. Cook meatloaf for 1 hour.

Remove from grill, place on a plate and let cool.

Slice and enjoy with your favorite side dishes.

This is going to be the FIRST recipe contest that I have ever entered. I am so thankful that I was asked to participate in the #GrillUpYourSummer Contest! I look forward to trying the other Cattleman’s Finest Beef Products in the near future. To find the nearest Smart & Final near you, click here.

“This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for #collectivebias.” These are my thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

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About Stefani Tolson

The author of Mom's Blog and the owner Mommy Enterprises. Stefani Tolson is a multi-tasking mom of 4, PR friendly, a freelance writer, web designer, cook & more!


  1. Amy @ Dealusional says:

    This looks so pretty! And what a great idea – I’ve never done meatloaf on the grill.

  2. Oh wow, that looks yummy!

  3. It looks like a heart attack waiting to happen, but so good that it might be worth it!

  4. that is a work of bacon art – I submitted to reddit for you :)

  5. This looks just AMAZING!

  6. shannon thompson says:

    this looks so good and my hubby has a serious bacon obsession… im going to have to try this.. thanks for sharing.

  7. That looks AMAZING! I will be trying this soon.. thank you :)

  8. Oh that’s going to be delicious.

  9. Looks delish!

  10. Oh boy, this looks SO good! Thanks!

  11. That’s got to be the most attractive meatloaf I’ve ever seen! Thanks for the recipe and the how-to pics of the bacon weaving! I think I’ll probably make that for my husband’s next celebration occasion!

  12. VizFact says:

    Oh my God. That is the absolute, most God worthy meatloaf I have ever seen in my life.

    Oh yeah and the 4th is coming. This is going to be great way to celebrate the birth of our nation.

  13. That’s a beautiful meal!

  14. This is the most amazing thing I have EVER seen! Oh my lord…..

  15. OMG, I’ve been dying to try making a bacon weave for forever! You make it look so easy. i’m totally going to try it now. Thanks for the extra inspiration!

  16. OMG…THAT is beautiful!! I am definitely showing this one to my husband. He loves to cook, so this would be right up his alley!

  17. That looks amazing. My youngest daughter is obsessed with bacon, will definitely have to try this recipe!

  18. Looks great! I can’t show the SO that one. He’ll want me to make it for breakfast now!
    Whirlwind of Surprises

  19. Sounds great!

  20. WOW now that’s creative. I love it Steph

  21. was this cooked on indirect heat & did you close the lid? sorry, i’m not a griller… need help :) thanx

  22. James Robert says:

    My mom always puts bacon on top of her meatloaf and this one looks amazing. I think the bacon makes a big difference. Now that I am trying to prepare more meals for my kids, may give this a shot at trying to make it. Sure it won’t look as good

  23. Karen Glatt says:

    WOW! This meatloaf is aweosme! It sure turned out very pretty. I would love to make this recipe for my family. They would love it!

  24. shelly peterson says:

    My family loves bacon and meatloaf. This recipe would be perfect for the family, it looks so delicious.

  25. stephanie says:

    omg that is so afjijoejf i wanna make that

  26. Diane Elizabeth says:

    Oh wow, i must pin this for my 16 year old. He’s my youngest and by far pickiest eater. He’s very serious about bacon and loves to grill. I think this will be a winner. I can hardly wait to try it, thanks for sharing!


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