Craving Comfort Food? Meatloaf with Barbecue Glaze

Yesterday was one those very enjoyable days.  We spent time running errands at leisure, and playing in the dirt.  Our garden is rocking and we are excited.  I have eaten more fresh vegetables in the last week, than probably in three months.  Its proof that if you buy or grow fresh vegetables, you are going to eat more healthy.

By the evening, we were craving comfort and what better dish to prepare than a classic American comfort food-Meatloaf.  It can feed a crowd or just the two of you.   Last night it fed the two of us with plenty left over for next week’s meatloaf sandwiches.

This meatloaf can be made ahead, shaped, wrapped in foil, and frozen for up to a month.  When ready, just thaw it out and bake as directed.

Meatloaf with Barbecue Glaze
Makes 2 mini loaves or 1 loaf pan
Recipe from Cuisine at Home

For the Meatloaf, Whisk:
2 Tbsp. milk
1 egg
1/3 cup crushed purchase, seasoned croutons
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic
2 Tbsp. each diced carrot and celery, and chopped fresh parsley
5 oz. each ground chuck and ground pork (note * I used a total 1-1/2-lbs. and adjusted seasonings)
2 Tbsp. purchased barbecue sauce
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. each kosher salt and black pepper
For the Glaze, Whisk
2 Tbsp. purchased barbecue sauce
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. brown sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with foil; top with a wire rack.
For the meatloaf, whisk together milk and egg in a small bowl; add croutons and set aside.
Mince onion, garlic, carrot, celery, and 2 Tbsp. parsley in a food processor.
Combine crouton mixture, onion mixture, chuck, pork, 2 Tbsp. barbecue sauce, 1 Tbsp. Dijon, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.  Form mixture into two loaves; place on prepared rack and bake 15 minutes.

40 thoughts on “Craving Comfort Food? Meatloaf with Barbecue Glaze

  1. Dear Velva, I am happy that you had a fun Saturday and have been enjoying the veggies from your garden. I love meatloaf!! It is a comfort food and just great for leftovers. Blessings, Catherine xo


  2. One of my favorite main dishes ever and I don't make it often enough. Even better is leftover meatloaf sandwiches with cheddar, yum! (off to peak in Velva's fridge to see if there's any leftovers to steal)


  3. I'm loving the bbq glaze on this. Your post has reminded me just how much I love meatloaf! And I agree with you 100% on the garden=healthier living, I love my garden. You're so lucky to live in an area where you can garden this time of year! Enjoy it!


  4. Isn't it wonderful that here in our area we are able to enjoy a Fall garden. I do not have a veggie garden but do enjoy growing Heirloom Tomatoes in large pots. They have been delicious. Your meatloaf looks scrumptious and a little different twist. Thanks for sharing.Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook


  5. My husband will call you and thank-you. This is close to what he craves all winter long. I am making an Italian meatloaf tomorrow (he's not so sure) but will keep this handy for the next meatloaf night!


  6. This meatloaf looks fantastic. I love getting new meatloaf ideas. I used to hate the stuff but over the years I have grown to love it- especially all the different things you can do with meatloaf. Your glaze sounds phenomenal.


  7. Just dropping back to wish you a lovely Thanksgiving. I am in prep-mode and may not visit till after the day. Hope your table is laden with flavor and gratitude.


  8. I love meatloaf, probably because my mother NEVER made it. However, my hubby and kids hate it with the exception of the Tyler Florence recipe (Dad's famous meatloaf with red pepper relish, but this one sounds like a winner…at least for me! Thank you!


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