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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

Ingredients

  • SAUCE:
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • MEAT LOAF:
  • 2 pounds ground beef
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  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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