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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 each: 242 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 516mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein.

Reviews for Barbecue Meat Loaf

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Grace7494 User ID: 7880202 214394
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. :)"

gunslinger User ID: 544392 40475
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2014

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

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 20029
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."

jmemc User ID: 6208082 40361
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"very moist and tastey"

Sherri928 User ID: 355688 40472
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.