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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


  • 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


  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.

BBQ Meatloaf Recipe is Extraordinary

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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 Plastic Mixing Bowl Set - Assorted Colors,1.5 liters
OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Plastic Mixing Bowl Set - Assorted Colors,1.5 liters
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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