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Barbecue Meat Loaf Recipe

My husband and I first tasted this recipe when we were dinner guests at the home of some friends. We liked it so much that I took the recipe home—and it's been one of our favorite main dishes ever since!—Kerry Bouchard, Shawmut, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1hour 20 min. YIELD:8-10 servings


  • SAUCE:
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup quick-cooking or rolled oats
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine sauce ingredients; set aside. In a large bowl, mix together meat loaf ingredients. Add half of the sauce to the meat loaf mixture; mix well. Press into a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour. Remove from oven; drain. Pour remaining sauce over loaf. Return to oven and bake 20 minutes longer or until no pink remains. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 242 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 516 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Reviews for Barbecue Meat Loaf

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Reviewed Dec. 9, 2014

"The meatloaf was great, though I had to put more salt in it. Otherwise

the flavor was great and the meatloaf itself was nice and moist. :)"

Reviewed Jun. 4, 2014

"They meatloaf part is pretty much your standard meatloaf but the sauce puts it over the top."

Reviewed Jun. 11, 2013

"The meatloaf itself was very good. It had a good taste to it & was moist. The sauce seemed a little thin & bland to me. It might taste better if ketchup or chili sauce was used in place of the tomato sauce."

Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"very moist and tastey"

Reviewed Jun. 14, 2009

"I can't make this recipe OFTEN enough for my fiancé. He eat meat loaf every week if I made it. He likes this recipe better than his own mother's!!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.