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Recipe From from Weber's Real Grilling™ by Jamie Purviance

Barbecued Meat Loaf with Shiitake Mushrooms

  • People

    Serves 6 to 8

  • Prep Time

    20 min.

  • Grilling Time

    1:30 h

Serves 6 to 8
Prep Time
20 min.
Grilling Time
1:30 h

the Ingredients

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Meat loaf

  • 12 large shiitake mushrooms, about 170 grams total
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 50 grams soft bread crumbs, preferably slightly stale
  • 60 milliliters whole milk
  • 910 grams ground chuck (80% lean)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon finely ground fresh black pepper
  • 80 milliliters store-bought barbecue sauce

Special Equipment

  • large disposable foil pan
  • instant-read thermometer


  • 01 Prepare the grill for indirect cooking over medium heat (180°C to 230°C).
  • 02 Remove and discard the tough stems from the mushrooms and then generously brush the caps with oil. Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the mushrooms over direct heat, with the lid closed, until barely tender, 6 to 7 minutes, turning once or twice. Remove from the grill and, when cool enough to handle, cut the mushrooms into 0.5 centimetre pieces.
  • 03 In a medium bowl mix the bread crumbs and milk, and let stand for 5 minutes. In a large bowl combine the meat loaf ingredients, including the mushrooms and soaked bread crumbs. Using your hands, mix the ingredients thoroughly but do not overwork. Form into a loaf about 23 centimetres long and 12 centimetres wide. Place the loaf in the middle of a perforated grill pan. Grill over indirect medium heat, with the lid closed, for 45 minutes.
  • 04 After 45 minutes of grilling time, brush the barbecue sauce over the top and sides of the meat loaf and continue to grill over indirect medium heat, with the lid closed, until the internal temperature reaches 70ºC, 40 to 45 minutes more. Remove from the grill and let rest 10 to 15 minutes. Once removed from the grill, the meat loaf will continue to cook, reaching the recommended 74ºC for ground beef. Cut into slices and serve warm.