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Venison Meatloaf

Grilled Venison Meatloaf is a comforting meal and the perfect dinner to enjoy ground venison from your freezer. Smoky grilled meatloaf topped with homemade bbq sauce is a surefire winner!

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Venison meatloaf on a blue platter with 2 slices.

If you haven’t tried grilling meatloaf, you are missing out. The flavor and texture is far superior than traditional baked meatloaf.

We are using a combination of ground venison along with ground beef to add in some fat that will keep the meatloaf from being dry.

Why Make Grilled Venison Meatloaf?

  • Hearty, flavorful comfort food that the whole family will love.
  • A tasty meal to use ground venison from the freezer.
  • Once you try grilled meatloaf, you won’t make it any other way.

Ingredients for Venison Meatloaf

  • Ground Venison
  • Ground Beef 70/30 or 80/20
  • Olive Oil
  • Onion
  • Bell Peppers
  • Large Eggs
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Dried Oregano
  • Kosher Salt
  • Pepper
  • BBQ Sauce ~ We used our peach bbq sauce for this recipe, use your favorite.

How to Grill Meatloaf

Collage: diced peppers, onions, sauteeing in a pan.
  1. Dice onions and bell peppers.
  2. Add olive oil, peppers and onions to a skillet and place over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally until vegetables are softened. Collage making venison meatloaf with vegetables.
  3. Add ground venison and ground beef to a large bowl.
  4. Add the sautéed vegetables and seasonings.
  5. Mix just until combined with a wooden spoon or with your hands.
  6. Form into a loaf and place on a grill pan. Grilling meatloaf.
  7. Cook over indirect fire with the grill closed for 1 hour. Grilled Meatloaf brushing with bbq sauce.
  8. Brush with BBQ sauce and continue to cook with the grill closed another 15- 30 minutes.
  9. Use a digital thermometer and cook until meatloaf reaches 165°. Grilled meatloaf on a grill pan.
  10. Remove from grill and rest 15 minutes before slicing.

Have Leftovers?

  • Store leftover meatloaf wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminum foil in the refrigerator up to 3 days.
  • Make cold meatloaf sandwiches or reheat in a skillet lightly coated with olive oil over medium heat. Cook for 2 minutes per side.
2 slices meatloaf on a plate with mashed potatoes and zucchini.

Serve venison meatloaf with garlic mashed potatoes and ranch zucchini for a satisfying meal that everyone will enjoy.

Best Meatloaf Glaze

Ketchup is the traditional glaze for many meatloaf recipes but using bbq sauce takes the meatloaf to another level of deliciousness. We had Peach BBQ Sauce on hand and it was amazing. Our Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce would also be delicious.

More Grilled Meatloaf Recipes to Try

Grilled meatloaf on a platter.

Change up the dinner routine with Grilled Venison Meatloaf for a family favorite dinner that will have everyone coming back for more.

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BBQ meatloaf, partially sliced.
Yield: 4 Servings

Venison Meatloaf

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Grilled Venison Meatloaf is a comforting meal and the perfect dinner to enjoy ground venison from your freezer. Smoky grilled meatloaf topped with homemade bbq sauce is a surefire winner!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground venison
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 cup diced bell peppers
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup peach bbq sauce

Instructions

  1. Prepare a grill fire to 300°.
  2. Add olive oil, peppers and onions to a skillet and place over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally until vegetables are softened.
  3. Add ground venison and ground beef to a large bowl.
  4. Add the sautéed vegetables and seasonings.
  5. Mix just until combined with a wooden spoon or with your hands.
  6. Form into a loaf and place on a grill pan.
  7. Cook over indirect fire with the grill closed for 1 hour.
  8. Brush with BBQ sauce and continue to cook with the grill closed another 15- 30 minutes.
  9. Use a digital thermometer and cook until meatloaf reaches 165°.
  10. Remove to a serving platter and rest 15 minutes before slicing.

Notes

Store leftover meatloaf wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminum foil in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Reheat in a skillet lightly coated with olive oil over medium heat. Cook for 2 minutes per side.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 323Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 153mgSodium: 316mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 33g

Nutritional information is estimated and may not be accurate.

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