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Dad’s Favorite Barbecue Meat Loaves

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

It may sound old-fashioned, but it warms my heart to serve dishes that make my family and friends happy. This recipe does just that, and then some. —Leta Winters, Johnson City, Tennessee
Dad's Favorite Barbecue Meat Loaves Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup stuffing mix, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, divided
  • 1 pound ground beef

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, combine egg, stuffing mix, milk, cheese and 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 4x2-in. loaves in a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake until a thermometer reads 160°, 15-20 minutes. Spread with remaining barbecue sauce before serving.
    Freeze option: Individually wrap cooled meat loaves in plastic and foil, then freeze. To use, partially thaw meat loaves in refrigerator overnight. Unwrap loaves; reheat in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan in a preheated 350° oven until loaves are heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°. Top each with 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 mini meat loaf: 305 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 449mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.

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