Friday, April 13, 2012

Honey Barbecue Meatloaf

I don't know about y'all but it seems like the last couple of weeks I've been in a sugar coma. I know it's hard to avoid when the holidays roll around, but I can honestly say I'm tired of all the sweets.

Well I say that now until the next sweet treat rolls around LOL. I know my friends I'm weak, but I just can't help it. Willpower has never been my strong point. So instead of a sweet treat how about something savory.

Today I wanted to share my recipe for Honey Barbecue Meatloaf. When you hear the word meatloaf it's one of those things that you either love or hate. Me, I love it! I have to tell you though it hasn't always been that way. Growing up I disliked meatloaf with a passion.

Every time mom put that blob of meat on the table I would just cringe. It was at that moment that I knew I was going to be the last one to get up from the table that night. You see folks meatloaf was the one dish my mom couldn't cook. It always looked like a lump of meat with ketchup on top. Gross!


If you're a meatloaf snob I have to tell you that's only because you just haven't found the right recipe yet. The last couple times I made meatloaf I have used my favorite recipe for "Not my Mama's Meatloaf".

I don't know why because the Honey BBQ is equally great. I guess I just forget about it sometimes. If you ask my husband he will say the Honey BBQ is the best. Regular meat loaf is good, but add honey and BBQ sauce and it gives the meatloaf a sweet smokey flavor. Goodness I think it takes it right over the top.

If you're a meatloaf hater this could be the recipe to turn it all around for you. I hope you will give this recipe a try. Lets get started and you can see how easy this meatloaf is to make.

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. In a large mix together the ground beef, cracker crumbs, beaten egg, BBQ sauce, mustard, honey, seasoning salt and pepper.

Mix together using a large wooden spoon or your hands. Don't over mix or you will have a tough meat loaf. Shape into a loaf and add to a foil lined pan or use a regular loaf pan. Mix together the BBQ glaze.

In a small bowl add together 1/2 cup BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce and one tablespoon of honey. Brush the glaze all over the top of the meat loaf. Save some of the glaze for serving. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes - 1 hour.

When the meatloaf is done slice and serve with the remaining BBQ glaze.
Meatloaf is one of my favorite comfort foods. Maybe it will be yours too.






Honey Barbecue Meatloaf

Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs- ground beef
1/2 - cup unsalted saltine or Ritz crackers, crushed
1 - egg, beaten
1/2 - cup barbecue sauce
1 - teaspoon yellow or Dijon mustard
1 - tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon Lawry's seasoning salt
pepper, to taste


BBQ Glaze:
1/2 - cup barbecue sauce
1 - teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 - tablespoon honey

Directions:
Preheat oven 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix the ground beef, cracker crumbs, beaten egg, BBQ sauce, mustard, honey, seasoning salt and pepper.

Mix well using a large wooden spoon or your hands. Don't over mix or you will end up with a tough meatloaf. Shape into a loaf and add to a foil lined pan or use a regular loaf pan.

Mix together the BBQ glaze. In a small bowl add together 1/2 cup BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce and one tablespoon of honey.

Brush the glaze all over the top of the meat loaf. Save some of the glaze for serving. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes - 1 hour. When meatloaf is done slice and serve with the remaining glaze.




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10 comments:

Becky (So Very Blessed) said... #

Oh, goodness! That looks incredible! Honey barbecue sauce is one of my favorite condiments and I'm definitely a meatloaf lover!

Libby D. said... #

This is just about how I make my meatloaf...but I have to use the buttery club crackers! Yummmm!

The Better Baker said... #

I 'ditto' what Becky said! =) This is soo right up my taste bud alley. YUUUMMM!

Leslie said... #

Ohhhh I love the addition of the BBQ sauce

Heather's Blog-o-rama said... #

I have always enjoyed eating meatloaf ;) :) Of course, I LOVE eating meat, so meatloaf isn't hard :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Cindy said... #

I am always looking for a new meatloaf recipe and this looks yummy! Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said... #

Love the blog and LOVE the recipe! I googled meatloaf recipes and found this site. Love the comments. Keep home cooking everyone!

Anonymous said... #

I am always trying new meatloaf recipes. Well, I put this one on my phone as GOOD MEATLOAF. It was so good
I ate three pieces. I liked the BBQ sauce on it. It also was easy to make without a lot of ingredients. I'll keep using this recipe.

Tabitha Tipton said... #

I made a meatloaf a few years ago with bbq and my three yr old lived it he asked for meatloaf and I forgot how to make & I found this recipe and he absolutely loved it!!! Thanks so much!

tonya k said... #

Mixed this up last night for an easy dinner tonight. My 9 year old daughter was helping me and did not believe me when I told her to dig in with her hands to mix. I always loved doing that as a kid. Can't wait for dinner (or leftover sandwiches for tomorrow's lunch!)