Barbecue meatloaf has ground beef, finely minced onion, homemade barbecue sauce, mustard and cracker crumbs, then wrapped in bacon and topped with more bbq sauce!
Now that Thanksgiving is over I bet you’re in the mood for some regular recipes huh?
Well… today I have a fantastic recipe for you. Meatloaf wrapped in bacon and smothered with my homemade barbecue sauce. I know you’re excited, and I’m just as excited to share it with you. I simply took my traditional recipe, tweaked and amped it up to make this fantastic piece of loaf.
Is it wrong that I love meatloaf? Like a lot? I could easily eat it once a week with mashed potatoes and green beans and be perfectly happy. Even my whole family gave it two thumbs up, and my husband went back for thirds! I’m not sure if I could convinced them to having it once a week, but you can bet I’ll try!
BTW… It’s so easy I think you should make it for dinner… tonight!
Start by adding 3/4 pound ground chuck and 3/4 pound ground sirloin in a bowl with 1/2 cup finely chopped onion to a mixing bowl.
Add 3 tablespoons of barbecue sauce.
Then add 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard.
To that, add 1-1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper.
Crack in an egg.
And don’t forget (like I almost did) 1/2 cup crumbled crackers. Use your impeccably clean hands to mix this meat mixture until all ingredients are incorporated.
Use one 12 ounce package of back tp wrap the meat loaf, overlapping a bit.
Lastly brush with some of the remaining barbecue sauce.
Slip the pan onto the middle rack of your preheated 350° oven for 1 hour.
After the first 3o minutes, brush with the rest of the barbecue sauce and finish baking for the last 30 minutes.
So I had about 2.2 seconds of light to shoot this recipe. It was a rainy dark day and finally around 3pm there was a tiny break before the dark set in and any hope of a final shot was lost. Well I lost that final shot of a pretty sliced piece of barbecue meatloaf, but I bet if you tried to, you could close your eyes and imagine what it would look and taste like.
Oh and sorry there is just no editing tools in the world that could make this loaf pretty… but you can trust me when I say it’s tasty. Not to mention easy!!
Enjoy! And if you give this Barbecue Meatloaf recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!
- 3/4 pound ground chuck
- 3/4 pound ground sirloin
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 1/3 cup barbecue sauce, divided
- 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
- 1½ teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup cracker crumbs, about 12-14 saltine crackers
- 1 large egg
- 12 ounces applewood bacon
- Preheat your oven to 350° and line a sheet pan with foil.
- In a large bowl, combine the beef, onion, 3 tablespoons of barbecue sauce, mustard, seasonings, egg and cracker crumbs. With you super duper clean hands mix until combined and then form into a 9x5 sized loaf.
- Wrap in bacon, overlapping the edge a little. Brush with some of the remaining barbecue sauce and slide it into your preheated oven for 1 hour or until a thermometer registers at 160 degrees. Brush with more barbecue sauce halfway through baking.
- Remove and let rest for ten minutes, slice and serve.
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Au contraire – this loaf looks absolutely beautiful, particularly with all that glazey bacon hugging it. I like that the recipe doesn't have pork in it. I'm making this, for sure.
Yum!! That meatloaf looks good!…I had the one from The Pioneer Woman's blog too (Did a blog about it –> http://poetesswug-thewugsbackyardblogspot.blogspot.com/2011/02/ooooooo-that-looks-good.html ) It was delicious…and this one looks good too!! Can't wait to try it!!
Sally ~ Bacon hugging anything should be delicious! 😉
PoetessWug~ I agree PW's barbecue meatloaf looks amazing!! 🙂
that looks like a loaf of heaven..Awesome..
Ok..Where are the Thanksgiving Photos..Helloooooooo….
This looks fabulous. I want to have some of this tonight!!
I. HAVE. DIED.
Good heavens! Is it legal to eat something so rich and wonderful? Looks fabulous, Laurie!
And bacon-wrapped Meatloaf isn't evil? I heart you, too. 🙂 haha ~Megan
That's a whole lotta meat to love!! Mmmm….bacon!
oh dear, what a lovely meat wrapped piece of meat! LOL
Meatloaf reminds me of my grandma. This looks like a delicious twist on the traditional recipe!
I looooooove meatloaf! Bacon wrapped for extra flavor…love it 🙂
you have definitely sold me, my friend!
A: That whole-grain mustard makes me weep with joy.
B: That wrapping? Oh my. Please invite me for dinner? 😉
I love meatloaf, and I love barbeque, so this recipe sound like a killer! I've got to bookmark it!
What a wonderful recipe! I adore meatloaf! It is one of those things my mom used to make that I was always SO happy to get.
The meatloaf looks amazing. I love meatloaf wrapped in bacon it doesn't get any better than that. I will have to try making yours it sounds amazing.
oh my lord that looks so good!
Um, holy heck! Meatloaf wrapped in bacon! You're a woman after my own heart! 🙂
This is a great meatloaf recipe can't wait to try it!
I love meatloaf and so does the hubby! He would eat it every single day if he could! This looks amazing!!!!
It is a skill to make meatloaf look delicious. And you have that skill.
I will take a slice of that loaf any day!! Meatloaf isn't my favorite, but I love meatballs, so it doesn't really make sense. The bacon just might make it ok for hubby too 🙂
I love meatloaf too. Problem is, my boyfriend (who's NEVER HAD IT) doesn't like it… It's like he's a kid and just flat out says he doesn't like it. It's a shame too because this one looks awesome!
Thank you for this recipe! I made this tonight, though I changed a few things. I posted it on my blog and gave much credit to you. http://pinkmamainablueworld.blogspot.com/2012/01/bbq-bacon-meatloaf.html I'm newer to blogging and I'm not sure how it all works, as far as using other's recipes and such so let me know if you think I didn't do you justice.=) This will be the staple
I made this for dinner tonight. There is a long standing joke in my family about how much I despise meatloaf. My mother made it on a weekly basis, it seemed. I choked it down but vowed to never to force my loved ones to tolerate it once I started cooking.
This was awesome. Far exceeded my expectations. I will be recommending this all over the web! 🙂
Wow Jen… probably one of the nicest comments ever left! So glad you and your family enjoyed this meatloaf! 🙂 Thanks for coming back and commenting <3
Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you penning this article and also the rest of
the website is extremely good.
uhhh. @Sally…bacon is pork. just sayin…
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