Spicy Hot Meat Loaf using a Grill

I’m a big lover of cooking outside on a grill. Gas or charcoal, I like to mix it up. Grilling outside is a great substitute for cooking inside on or in an oven, plus you just can’t beat the experience and the added flavor. I made this spicy hot meat loaf using a grill and it came out fantastic. As a bonus, it picked up a light smokiness, which went great along with the spicy meat mixture that was packed with flavors, some traditionally found in a meatloaf and some not.

Spicy Hot Meat Loaf using a Grill

I cooked my spicy hot meat loaf using a grill in a large cast iron skillet. I could’ve used a large aluminum disposable pan. But, the skillet gets hotter and adds a nice crunchy layer around the edges and bottom of the meat loaf. That added texture made a noticeable, welcome difference. It kinda reminded me of the old Pizza Hut deep pan pizzas. You know the ones. They cooked them in iron skillets with a little oil. That oil helped get the bottoms and sides of the crust a little bit crunchy. That was the best part of the pizza!

You can of course cook this in a large disposable pan instead.

Spicy Hot Meat Loaf using a Grill
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Spicy Hot Meat Loaf using a Grill

Delicious grilled meatloaf with a nice kick.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled, meatloaf
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 272kcal



  • Fire up your grill for indirect cooking at 350 F.
  • Place all but the chili sauce into a large bowl. Using your hands, combine well but try to not over-work the mixture.
  • Transfer the mixture to a disposable pan or large cast-iron skillet and shape as desired. Make sure you keep the same thickness throughout the loaf.
  • Using the handle end of a wooden spoon (or your finger), make indentations in several locations over the top of the loaf.
  • Pour chili sauce over top of the loaf, covering it evenly and filling the indentations.
  • Transfer to the grill and cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 F as checked in several locations.
  • Remove and let rest for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 637mg | Potassium: 444mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 647IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.