Chuck Wagon Meatloaf

Pat Duran


This recipe idea from was made on a cedar plank and placed on the BBQ. It sounded so good I decided to make it in my oven- it was delicious. The meat loaf- my own recipe BTW and the mashed potatoes with the cheese.. etc.. was out of this world good! I think I tweaked it so much it is a new recipe. LOL. Enjoy!
I will give you BBQ method too!

★★★★★ 3 votes
8-10 slices
20 Min
1 Hr 45 Min



2 lb
lean ground chuck
1 c
chopped onion
1/2 c
chopped green bell pepper
1 c
seasoned italian bread crumbs-not panko
1 c
evaporated milk (like pet or carnation)
2 large
slightly beaten eggs
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
1 tsp
ground mustard (dry kind)
1 Tbsp
brown sugar, firmly packed


4 large
potatoes, mashed
1/2 c
1/2 c
parmesan cheese
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
2 Tbsp
paprika, for garnish
parsley flakes, for garnish


prepare meat loaf the same as above. instead of baking in the oven. shape on a 1/4 inch thick cedar plank (that has soaked in water for at least 4 hours)and place meat loaf shape on the board and put on the grill with
indirect heat on both sides of the meat with temperature of 375^. leave on grill for 30 minutes or until internal temperature of meat reaches 160^. remove from grill and let rest for 10 minutes and proceed with potatoes as above. then place on grill
and cook for 45 minutes -until internal temperature reaches 170^ .let rest for 10 minutes before cutting.

How to Make Chuck Wagon Meatloaf


  • 1Meat Loaf:
    Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and form into a loaf on a large cookie sheet (or the cedar board for BBQ). Press meat together well to hold it's shape. Bake in oven for 45 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 170^. Remove from oven and let rest.
  • 2While meat is baking make the mashed potatoes. Boil potatoes in water to cover until tender when poked with a fork. Drain. Mix and mash potato with the cream,cheddar cheese, salt and pepper to taste and the butter. Blend well. Let potatoes get cold. Then-
  • 3Spread potatoes on a flat small cookie sheet and place in the freezer for 1 hour.(this keeps the potatoes from falling off the meat.)
    Then with your hand scoop a little at time onto the cool meat loaf -covering sides and top. Sprinkle with paprika and sprinkle with parsley. Bake in oven at 375^ for 45 minutes or until it has heated through. Check at 30 minutes so cheese potatoes do not burn. Internal temperature should read 170^. Enjoy!
    Do the same potato procedure for the BBQ loaf.
    When BBQ-ing the loaf make sure to put the cover down on grill. Down for the potato coating too!

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About Chuck Wagon Meatloaf

Course/Dish: Beef, Potatoes, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy, Heirloom