Simple Delicious Meatloaf Recipe

Simple and yummy meatloaf
Simple and yummy meatloaf | Source
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Who doesn't love meatloaf? It's easy to prepare and one of the most satisfying main dishes on the planet! I am not a culinary genius or anything like that but I'm trying. A long time ago my grandma told me she always put a little bit of barbeque sauce in her meatloaf and her meatloaf was always so delicious. So I decided to do just that and the meatloaf came out great! It's not just like my grandmas but still, it's pretty good! I was so impressed that the idea came to me that I should share it, so here is my first hub recipe! I really do think it is the brand of barbecue sauce I used that makes this meatloaf so flavorful. It has a sweet and tangy flavor to it but really, any brand barbeque sauce would work. This recipe is for a 3 pound meatloaf. It's enough to feed the family and you will have a little for leftovers.

Cook Time

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 2 hours 15 min
Ready in: 2 hours 40 min
Yields: Approx 3 lbs of Meatloaf

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Ground Chuck or Regular Ground Beef
  • 3/4 of an 16oz Package Jimmy Dean Ground Sausage
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Cups Panko Japanese Style Bread Crumbs
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1 medium green or red bell pepper
  • 1/3 Cup Sweet Baby Rays Barbecue Sauce
  • 1/3 Cup Sweet Baby Rays Barbecue Sauce, (For glaze on top of loaf)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

1. Put the ground chuck/beef and ground sausage in a large mixing bowl.

2. Add 1/3 cup of the barbecue sauce and the rest of the ingredients and mix well. I use clean hands to mix everything. They work better than trying to do this with a spoon. Be sure to mix it thoroughly.

Ingredients in a large bowl ready to mix.
Ingredients in a large bowl ready to mix. | Source

3. After everything is mixed, take the mixture and pat it down into a flat loaf in a 9 x13 baking dish.

4. Take the other 1/3 cup of barbecue sauce and spread it over the top of the meatloaf and then sprinkle some black pepper on top.

Ready for the oven!
Ready for the oven! | Source

5. Cover it with foil and put in the oven to bake at 350 for 1.5 hours. For the last 15 minutes, take the foil off so the top can brown. Cooking time may vary from oven to oven. You may want to check it with a meat thermometer. It is done when the internal temperature is 170 degrees for beef and 185 degrees for mix of beef and pork.

If anyone gives this meatloaf a try, I would love to know what you think! My grandma inspired me to do this mealoaf. If she hadn't told me she always put a little barbeque sauce in hers, I would have never thought to try it. I think it's pretty darned good but I still haven't ate a meatloaf yet that is better than my grandmas meatloaf!

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy :)

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Meatloaf is one of my all-time favorite dishes. You can bet we'll be trying this. Thanks, Jamie, and have a great weekend my friend.

bill


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Careermommy 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Jamie, this looks awesome. I love Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce too. This meatloaf really looks like it's made with a lot of love (-:


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Kasman 3 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

I'm all about loaves, especially when it's meat. And I agree with Careermommy about Sweet Baby Rays sauce, way too succulent!

Thanks for writing it and I think I'll be trying it! Voting up.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

This is different (for me) Thank you.


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

Your meatloaf looks yummy....Very good for your first recipe. I love to do recipes in between other more in depth hubs..They go together fast and are fun to write. And I now have a collection of recipes on hubpages. Good job. Voting up and pinning for others to enjoy the recipe.


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Gypsy48 3 years ago

I love meatloaf, no one else in my family does. I will have to try your recipe, sounds delicious, voted up.


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kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

Nice pictures! It looks really appetizing. I love meatloaf! What I find great with meatloaf also, you can prepare a nice big one, cook it and freeze in portions an take a piece when you need one!

Nice presentation! Well explained! Plain awsome!


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Sheri Faye 3 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada

Yum! I have never used bbq sauce in meatloaf! I will try this. I love to make sandwhiches with leftover meatloaf.


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randomcreative 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I love meatloaf with barbecue sauce and want to give this a try sometime!


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Hi jamie,

Congrats on your 1st recipe hub, I am sure it will be the first of many!! This looks yummy!! I love meatloaf but have never made it so I am about to change that!! Loved the ref to your grandmother too. great job here jamie Voted up, Useful, Awesome Interesting, shared and pinned!!


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Jamie Brock 3 years ago from Texas Author

Bill, thank you so much! Its pretty easy too so if Bev likes easy recipes this a good one..... thank you for dropping by!!


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Jamie Brock 3 years ago from Texas Author

Careermommy- Thank you:) The Sweet Baby Rays is SO YUMMY! I've just recently discovered it and I don't know how I've gone so long not even knowing about it... it's my favorite now for sure. Thank you so much for dropping by!!


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Jamie Brock 3 years ago from Texas Author

Kasman- You are so welcome :) It sounds like this is right up your alley then! Thank you so much for dropping by and for the vote up :)


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Jamie Brock 3 years ago from Texas Author

Mhatter99- You are welcome.. hope you can give it a try sometime. :) Thank you for dropping by!


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Jamie Brock 3 years ago from Texas Author

carol7777- Thank you! It's been in the works for like 2 months now.... better late than never I guess! Thank you for the votes up and for the pin :)


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Jamie Brock 3 years ago from Texas Author

Gypsy48- Thank you:) I hope you get to try it soon, I bet you will love it! Thanks so much for the vote up!


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Jamie Brock 3 years ago from Texas Author

kidscrafts- Thank you so much! I was a little worried with this being my first recipe hub. You mentioned freezing, I always want to freeze a portion of the meatloaf if but my husband wants to it every day until it's gone.. Oh well! I was using a larger pan and think I might start using that again and doing a larger one. That way I'll have some left to freeze! Thanks so much for dropping by :)


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Jamie Brock 3 years ago from Texas Author

Sheri Faye- Thanks so much for dropping by! I hope you do give it a try and is so, let me know what you think :)


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Jamie Brock 3 years ago from Texas Author

random- Oh, I bet you will really like this then! Thank you bunches for dropping by:)


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Jamie Brock 3 years ago from Texas Author

Suzie- Thank you, hon :) If you like meat that has a mild sweet and tangy flavor, I bet you would really enjoy this! Thank you so, so much for the votes up and for sharing and the pin!!


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gail641 3 years ago from Mason City

I have alway loved meatloaf. I've never had it with sausage, though. The barbecue sauce sounds like a great idea! The photos are really great and make a real great recipe hub!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Mmm another great recipe for me to save in my book.

I shall certainly let you know how I get on.

Thanks for sharing and here's to so many more.

Eddy.


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Jamie Brock 3 years ago from Texas Author

gail641- I had made the meatloaf first with just regular ground pork mixed with ground beef but It wasn't quite as good as I thought it would be so then I figured what the heck and bought some breakfast sausage and just mixed it with the ground beef and it came out super yummy! I think the breakfast sausage gave it a richer flavor. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the super nice comment :)


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Jamie Brock 3 years ago from Texas Author

Eddy, thank you for saving this one in your book! Please do let me know what you think after you've given it a try :) Hope you love it!


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Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

I love that you add sausage to this recipe. I'll be giving this a try soon. I imagine that gives it a nice kick and helps keep it moister than my usual recipe! Pinned.


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Jamie Brock 3 years ago from Texas Author

Glimmer Twin Fan- Thanks :) Yes, I tried just the regular ground sausage and it didn't work out as well as I wanted it too.. so then I thought about breakfast sausage and it mixed right in with the hamburger meat. Now that you mention it, it did come out quite moist but it still held together well. Hope you get to try it soon. Thanks for the pin!!


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Awesome idea and a creative recipe, looks so delicious!


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Jamie Brock 3 years ago from Texas Author

DDE- Thank you so much... glad you enjoyed this :)


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RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

I was trying to decide whether I wanted to make a meatloaf tonight. Thanks! :)


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Jamie Brock 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you! Glad you like this.. if you get a chance to make it, let me know how it turns out!

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