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Cheese Stuffed Smoke Meatloaf sliced and sitting on a cutting board.
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Cheese Stuffed Smoked Meatloaf

Cheese Stuffed Smoked Meatloaf isn't your average meatloaf. We're covering this one with a bacon weave and stuffing it with cheese. Let's do this!
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time2 hours 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 People
Author: Derek Wolf


  • 2 lbs Ground Beef
  • 15-16 Bacon Slices
  • 2 Eggs Beaten
  • 1 block Monterey Jack Cheese cubed
  • ½ White Onions diced
  • 1 cup Panko Crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Whole Milk
  • 6 oz Diced Hatch Chiles
  • 1.5 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 3 tbsp Tennessee Smoke Rub or your Favorite BBQ Seasoning
  • 2 cups Favorite BBQ Sauce


  • Begin by adding your panko crumbs, beaten eggs, whole milk and ½ of the seasoning to a bowl. Mix together to create a paste then let sit on the counter for 5 minutes.
  • While that sits, begin our bacon weave by laying out 1-2 sheets of wax paper. Layer 8-9 bacon strips down parallel to each other. Next at the end of the bacon strips, weave a single bacon slice perpendicular to the other slices with every other slice laying on top and every other slice going underneath the strip. Continue this until you have a full weave.
  • Next, add your ground beef, onions, minced garlic, diced hatch chiles and egg mixture to a bowl. Mix together thoroughly, then place half of the mixture down on a wax sheet of paper. Create an oval shape, making it flat and then press out a “bowl” in the middle for your cheese. In the “bowl,” add your cubed cheese then add the other half of the meatloaf over the top. Make it as secure as possible so that the cheese does not break through. Finally, remove from the wax paper and place onto a wire rack or wood plank.
  • Carefully add your bacon weave over the top of your formed meatloaf and tuck the excess bacon underneath. Season the outside of the bacon with the rest of your BBQ seasoning. Place the meatloaf in the fridge for at least 2 hour to set.
  • Preheat your Oklahoma Joe’s Bronco Drum Smoker to 275F. Add some wood chips or wood chunks for additional smoke flavor if desired.
  • Add your meatloaf to the Bronco to cook for about 2-2.5 hours until the internal temperature is 155-160F. While the meatloaf cooks, baste the outside with BBQ sauce every 30 minutes. Once the meatloaf is done, pull off and let rest for at least 20 minutes.
  • Slice, serve and enjoy!



Calories: 1328kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 84g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 36g | Trans Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 299mg | Sodium: 2327mg | Potassium: 1435mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 1194IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 278mg | Iron: 11mg