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BBQ Meatloaf Recipe


bbq meatloaf

BBQ Meatloaf

Stephanie Gallagher

BBQ Meatloaf Recipe

This BBQ meatloaf (click for larger image) has a vegetable laden-BBQ sauce topping that really takes traditional meatloaf to a whole new level.

This meatloaf recipe freezes well, too. Just prepare it, wrap it tightly and store in the freezer. Thaw completely in the fridge before re-heating it.

Serve this meatloaf with green peas in lemon butter and corn pudding.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Yield: 12 servings, BBQ meatloaf


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 small red pepper, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 lb. ground beef (85% lean)
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 lb. ground veal
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  3. Add onions, celery, red peppers, carrots and garlic. Cook until vegetables soften, 5-7 minutes.

  4. Stir in the barbecue sauce and ketchup. Remove from heat. Let cool 5 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, beat eggs in a large bowl. Add rolled oats, ground meats, salt and pepper.

  6. Using your hands, fold half of the cooled vegetable mixture into the beef mixture. Mix completely, and form into two meatloaves. Place side by side in a 9 x 13 baking dish, leaving room around each meatloaf.

  7. Spoon sauce over meatloaves.

  8. Cover with aluminum foil, and bake 20 minutes. Remove foil, and bake another 30-40 minutes, until a thermometer inserted in the center of the meatloaves reads 155 degrees F. Remove meatloaf from the oven, and let it rest 15-20 minutes before cutting.

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