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BBQ Meatloaf

Posted: December 30

Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Traditional meatloaf gets the backyard barbeque treatment! BBQ Meatloaf has the same savory, tender flavors as its classic cousin, but instead of ketchup, the glaze is a tangy, smoky-sweet barbeque sauce. The result tastes fresh and fun, a perfect summertime flavor while staying warm indoors. Serve alongside mac and cheese and cornbread for the full sunny feast feeling!


1/4 cup olive oil
1 large onion, diced
1 cup red bell peppers, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 pounds lean ground beef
2 large eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons Italian seasonings
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/2 cup barbecue sauce


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2

Line a baking sheet with foil. Set aside.

Step 3

In a skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil, onion, and red bell peppers. Sauté until the vegetables soften, about 5 minutes. In the last minute of cooking, add the garlic and sauté.

Step 4

Set the vegetable mixture aside to cool slightly.

Step 5

In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef and eggs.

Step 6

Add the cooked onion mixture, the Italian seasonings, pepper, salt, and granulated garlic, mixing well and forming into a log.

Step 7

Place the log on the prepared baking sheet.

Step 8

Bake the meatloaf for 25 minutes.

Step 9

Brush the top and sides of the meatloaf with the barbecue sauce.

Step 10

Continue baking until the meatloaf reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 30-45 minutes.

Step 11

Allow the meatloaf to rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

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