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Pumpkin Meatloaf with Pumpkin BBQ Sauce

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Recipe adapted from Kath Younger, RD, blogger of Kath Eats Real Food. For more of Kath’s recipes, visit katheats.com.


  • 4 pounds of ground beef
  • 4 ounces bread crumbs (from about 3 slices of bread)
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1⁄2 tsp smoked paprika (optional)

Sauce Ingredients

  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2.5 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1.5 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika (optional)


Set EGG for indirect cooking at 400°F/204°C.

Combine all the ingredients into a large bowl (give yourself lots of room!) and mash, squeeze, and knead around until mixed thoroughly.

Spray your loaf pan and form the loaf inside.

Cook for about 70 minutes, or until inner temperature reaches 160°71°C.

Serve sauce over sliced meatloaf Makes 12 slices

Sauce Instructions

Combine ingredients in a saucepan and heat on EGG until sauce is warm and thick.

Serve sauce over sliced meatloaf. Makes 12 slices.