Best BBQ Meatloaf Recipe
About a month ago, I posted an Instagram story where I made the Best BBQ Meatloaf Recipe. Like The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, I feel meatloaf is one of those things that you love or you don’t love. Not much area in between.
I will admit. I used to fall into the category of not a lover of meatloaf.
It was dry, flavorless, and had the word “loaf” in it.
All of which could only be cured by a heavy dose of ketchup.
This meatloaf puts all the past to shame.
And still has the word “loaf” in it. Sorry. I couldn’t fix everything.
On the positive. This meatloaf is cooked on a broiler or drip pan instead of a bread loaf pan. It helps the grease and fat drain away while cooking.
Another positive, for this day in “social distancing”, almost all of the ingredients are staples you should already have on hand between your fridge, freezer, and pantry.
I am also a lover of a recipe that is just as good on day #2 as it is on day #1.
This meatloaf recipe is no exception.
Actually. I take that back. It may be the exception.
It may actually be better on day #2!
Reheated slices, sandwiched between two lightly toasted slices of bread.
It is comfort food to the max and oh so good.
Best BBQ Meatloaf Recipe
The Best BBQ Meatloaf Recipe from The Pioneer Woman Easy Quick Simple Classic Meatloaf Recipe that makes Amazing Leftover Meatloaf Sandwiches
- 3 slices Bread I use regular white or wheat sandwich bread
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 2 Eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese The kind in the green can works fine
- 1 Tbsp Dried Parsley Flakes
- 1/4 tsp Seasoned Salt
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- 1 lb Ground Beef
- 3/4 cup Ketchup
- 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Dry Mustard
- Hot Sauce, to taste, optional
In a large bowl, pour milk over bread slices and allow to soak for a couple minutes. Then stir (or use your hands) break up the bread (should basically fall apart).
Add the eggs, Parmesan cheese, parsley flakes, seasoned salt, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
Add in the ground beef and stir together (or use your hands).
Form the beef mixture into a loaf shape and place on a baking pan or broiler pan. I use a broiler pan so the grease can drain away while the meatloaf cooks. I also make sure to line the bottom section (the part without the holes) of the broiler pan with foil for simple clean up.
In a small bowl, mix together the sauce ingredients.
Pour half the sauce over the top of the meatloaf.
Bake meatloaf at 350°F for 45 minutes.
Pour the remaining sauce on the loaf and then bake for another 15 minutes.
Slice and serve!
Leftovers are amazing! I slice a piece of the meatloaf microwave for about 30-45 seconds… maybe a minute for a bigger piece. Toast two slices of bread and place the meatloaf in between for a delicious sandwich the next day!