Grilled Barbecue Bacon Meatloaf Sandwich

Melanie Makes

Grilled Barbecue Bacon Meatloaf Sandwiches will satisfy even the biggest appetites! Top savory, homemade meatloaf with crispy bacon and a runny fried egg for a sandwich that bursts with flavor.

  • Serves 6
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook/Bake Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes



  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 6-8 bacon slices


  • 2 red onions, sliced
  • 12 slices Texas toast
  • 6 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 5 ounces arugula
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce


  • In a large bowl, combine beef, breadcrumbs, egg, barbecue sauce, garlic, salt and onion.
  • Form into a loaf and place on three layers of aluminum foil, folding up edges to create tray for grilling.
  • Drizzle loaf with remaining barbecue sauce.
  • Layer bacon slices over meatloaf diagonally, tucking ends under loaf.
  • Grill over indirect heat for one hour or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees.
  • Remove from heat and tent with aluminum foil and allow to rest for 20 minutes before slicing.
  • Meanwhile, fry eggs according to personal preference.
  • To assemble sandwiches, place a handful of arugula on top of one piece of Texas toast.
  • Top with a slice of cheese, a thick slice of meatloaf, additional barbecue sauce, if desired, onions and an egg.
  • Place an additional piece of Texas toast on top.


If the weather isn’t great for grilling, bake the meatloaf in the oven at 350 degrees until an internal temperature registers between 160-170 degrees.

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