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Homemade BBQ Meatloaf Recipe

Updated on September 16, 2014
Homemade Meatloaf Postcard Sandyspider Gifts on Zazzle
Homemade Meatloaf Postcard Sandyspider Gifts on Zazzle

Best Meatloaf Recipe

Meatloaf is good anytime and for any occasion. I use to make a meatloaf at least a few times a month. With the high price of meat these days, my husband and I and had many meatless meals. Meat of any kind has gotten to be a luxury.

Early this week my husband brought up the fact that we hadn't had made meatloaf in years. Ground beef was on sale at the grocery store. I bought the 3 lb. package to be broken up for separate meals. The ground beef was 83% lean Angus beef. We once bought some that was 73% lean. By time it was cooked up, there was a lot of grease to drain. In any case using ground beef that is less then 83% lean in a meatloaf is not a good idea since it is cooked in the oven raw in the pan.

We have had many different versions of meatloaf. We decided that adding BBQ sauce for that extra zing instead of the traditional tomato sauce over the top of the meatloaf.

Depending on how you slice it and your appetite this meatloaf recipe feeds a family of four (more or less).

This recipe was a group effort with my husband and me. It is always nice when we work together in the kitchen.

Photo credit: Homemade Homemade Postcard by Sandyspider Gifts on Zazzle

Cook Time

Prep Time: 15 min.

Total Time: 1 Hr. 15 min.

Serves: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 green or red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup Honey BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup dried seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon or your hands, all the ingredients together and only half of the BBQ sauce. Mix in the salt and pepper, the amount that you choose to taste.
  3. Make sure it can be formed into a loaf. If it is not firm enough add a little more bread crumbs.
  4. Place the ground beef loaf mixture in a 5"x 7" loaf pan.
  5. Cook for 45 minutes. Then carefully drain the grease in a container.
  6. Add the remaining Honey BBQ sauce over the top of the loaf. Cook an additional 15 minutes.
  7. Total bake in the oven is one hour. This may vary according to how your oven cooks.

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Loaf and Baking Pan

Cuisinart AMB-9LP 9-Inch Chef's Classic Nonstick Bakeware Loaf Pan, Silver
Cuisinart AMB-9LP 9-Inch Chef's Classic Nonstick Bakeware Loaf Pan, Silver

This is the right side baking pan for your BBQ meatloaf 9-inch nonstick loaf pan. Made of heavy gauge aluminized steel construction. This allows for even heating throughout. The nonstick coating on the interior as wells as the exterior makes pan easy for cleaning. Best of all it is dishwasher safe to make cleaning even more easy.

 

Meatloaf Recipe Book with Taste

Meatloaf: Recipes for Everyone's Favorite
Meatloaf: Recipes for Everyone's Favorite

Meatloaf recipes with the different varieties of meat besides ground beef. Make a meatloaf with turkey, pork, sausage and vegetables. Try the different recipes for meatloaf within this book. Never make a boring meatloaf!

 

Mixing Bowl Set,

OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set, Blue/Green/Yellow
OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set, Blue/Green/Yellow

Dishwasher safe mixing bowls with good grips for bottoms and handles. Able to handle hot and cold ingredients. BPA free.

 

© 2013 Sandy Mertens

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      kenneth avery Nice to see you here again. Same to you. Wish you a great year on and off line.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dear Sandy,

      I pray that You and Yours experience a Great, Safe, and Happy New Year and Lots of Writing success on HP.

      Love the metatloaf recipe.

      Your Friend for Life,

      Kenneth

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      poetryman6969 The BBQ sauce gives meatloaf that extra zing.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Sounds tasty. I would like to try it.

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      kenneth avery Thank you very much. Happy New Year to you too.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dec. 31

      Dear SandyMertens,

      I Appreciate You following me so much!

      I was on "hub tour" tonight and thought that I would stop by long enough to wish You and All on here a

      Happy, Healthy, Funny, Peaceful New Year!

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Your children should love this meatloaf recipe. Even you.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i have never try meatloaf, maybe this recipe should keep the kids happy

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      kenneth avery I am following you and even visited some of you hubs. :)

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Sandy,

      You are more than welcome. Your talent shows through in this hub. I meant every word I said to you. And you deserve all of the compliments that are given to you.

      If you are not following me, I cordially invite you to be one today. I would love that.

      And if you ARE following me thank you and God bless.

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Wow Kenneth, I feel flattered by your compliment.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dear Sandy,

      Terrific piece of work. Meatloaf is probably my favorite food. No joke.

      I love this hub. And here are the reasons why:

      1. This is an excellent piece of writing. Honestly, it is amazing.

      2, I loved every word.

      3. Graphics, superb.

      4. This hub was helpful, informative and very interesting.

      5. Voted Up and all of the choices.

      6. I loved your topic of this hub.

      You are certainly a gifted writer. Keep the great hubs coming.

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      Kenneth Avery, Hamilton, Alabama

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Bell peppers do add to the taste. I add them when I can.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Um, I bet that green bell pepper gives your bbq meatloaf a very nice added flavor.

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      Meganhere 3 years ago

      Chicken with pinenuts and chopped spinach, with a layer of thinly sliced ham in the middle.

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      ayannavenus 3 years ago

      Ahhh haven't made meatloaf in a while too. Will do so soon, it's always tasty. love mine with mushrooms too!

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      Ruthi 3 years ago

      Your BBQ meatloaf recipe sounds great to me, although I would have to add some fresh mushrooms.

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      @jptanabe: We used Sweet Baby Rays. I was going to add the name but decided not to. Sounds good your way too.

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      @marsha32: Does make it taste good.

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      marsha32 3 years ago

      Meatloaf if so versatile. We often enjoy using bbq sauce instead of ketchup in ours.

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 3 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      I do enjoy a tasty meatloaf! I use Worcestershire sauce in the meatloaf (gives it a good tangy flavor) and BBQ sauce (or A1 sauce) on top.