Meatloaf With BBQ Sauce Glaze

Meatloaf with barbecue glaze

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 75 mins
Rest: 10 mins
Total: 100 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Yield: 1 9-inch meatloaf
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
289 Calories
10g Fat
20g Carbs
30g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 289
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 857mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 588mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Sure to be a hit with family and friends, this simple meatloaf recipe with a barbecue glaze is a fantastic twist on a classic American dish. Featuring a homemade tomato-based sauce, it takes just a few minutes to prepare and get the meatloaf in the oven, so you'll have plenty of time to work on side dishes.

The meatloaf is made with a combination of lean ground beef and pork. If you like, try grinding a pound of pork loin from chops or a small roast, or use the food processor to mince the meat for the lean ground pork. The homemade barbecue sauce requires nothing more than ketchup and a few pantry staples. You can buy or make a Creole mustard from scratch, and its spicy taste is fantastic against the sauce's savory Worcestershire sauce and sweet brown sugar.

As with any meatloaf, avoid overmixing the ingredients and let the meatloaf rest after baking to prevent a dry meatloaf or one that falls apart when you slice it. Also, be sure that your onions are chopped as small as possible, so they don't create pockets inside the loaf; use a food chopper or processor if needed. While a loaf pan is convenient, you can form the meat mixture into a free-form loaf and cook it on a rimmed baking sheet covered in foil.


For the Meatloaf:

  • Cooking spray, for greasing the pan

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 pound lean ground pork

  • 3/4 cup fine soft breadcrumbs

  • 2/3 cup ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons Creole mustard

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grill seasoning, such as a smoky or burger seasoning blend

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

For the Topping:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Creole mustard

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Lightly grease a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef and pork, breadcrumbs, egg, 2/3 cup ketchup, 2 tablespoons Creole mustard, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, grill seasoning, and chopped onion.

  3. Bake for 1 hour, then carefully drain off excess grease.

  4. In a small bowl, combine the topping ingredients and spread over the top of the loaf. Continue baking for 15 to 20 minutes longer, or until the internal temperature reads between 155 F and 160 F on a digital thermometer.

  5. Remove from the oven, tent with foil, and let rest for about 10 minutes before slicing and serving.