Barbecue Meat Loaf


Who doesn’t love meat loaf? It’s a comfort-food staple that can be customized with so many different flavors. This version has a zesty, tangy topping rather than the usual ketchup, and leftovers make fantastic sandwiches.

Barbecue Meat Loaf
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1½ cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • ¾ cup barbecue sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Garnish: fresh parsley
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground chuck, sausage, panko, onion, celery, eggs, and parsley.
  3. In a small bowl, combine barbecue sauce, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Add 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce mixture to meat mixture, stirring gently to combine. Reserve remaining barbecue sauce mixture.
  4. Shape meat mixture into a 9x5-inch loaf; place on prepared baking sheet. Brush half of reserved barbecue sauce mixture over loaf, and bake for 1 hour. Brush loaf with remaining barbecue sauce mixture. Bake for 15 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 160°. Remove from oven, and let stand for 10 minutes. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

If you like this, here are more bbq grill recipes from the Deen Brothers.