The Best BBQ’d Meatloaf has a delicious hint of smokey Kansas City Style. BBQ sauce, lean ground beef, ground turkey, mild ground sausage, celery, onions, and Parmesan cheese combined with dried herbs and spices make the perfect economical meatloaf dinner.

Meatloaf has almost taken on a practically gourmet facelift in this day and age. Today’s basic Meatloaf made at home can be a combination of ground meats; ground beef, pork, veal, venison, lamb, and sometimes ground poultry. I decided to use a delicious flavor combination of lean ground beef, ground turkey, and ground mild sausage in my recipe for Best BBQ’d Meatloaf today.

 

 

Best BBQ'd MeatloafIt has been said that meatloaf has European origins; meatloaf made of minced meat was mentioned in the famous Roman cookery collection Apicius as early as the 5th century. Meatloaf is a traditional German and Belgian dish and a cousin to the Dutch meatball. The American meatloaf we are all familiar with originates in Scrapple, a mixture of ground pork and cornmeal served by German-Americans in Pennsylvania since Colonial times.

 

 

Best BBQ'd MeatloafDid you know as of 2007, meatloaf was voted the seventh-favorite dish in the United States according to Good Housekeeping magazine? During the Great Depression, making meatloaf was an economical way to stretch the food budget, using inexpensive meat and other ingredients such as veggies and leftovers, along with spices. It was also popular to add cereal grains, bread, or saltines to the meatloaf to stretch the meat.

 

 

Equipment Needed

  • Sharp Kitchen knife- to chop veggies, etc.
  • Cutting board- to chop veggies, etc.
  • Measuring spoons and cups- to measure ingredients.
  • Food processor
  • Baking pans- to cook meatloaf
  • Oven

 

 

 

Best BBQ’d Meatloaf

  • One pound of lean ground beef
  • 1/2 of a pound of ground turkey
  • 1/2 of a pound of mild ground sausage
  • One medium onion finely diced
  • One stalk of celery finely diced
  • One cup of seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 of a cup of parmesan cheese
  • One and 1/2 teaspoons of dried basil
  • 1/2 of a teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 of a teaspoon of onion powder
  • kosher salt to own taste
  • fresh ground pepper to own taste
  • Two tablespoons + 1/2 of a cup of Kansas City-style BBQ sauce
  • One tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 of a cup of evaporated milk
  • Two eggs lightly beaten

 

 

 

Directions for Best BBQ’d Meatloaf

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In an extra-large heavy-duty food processor or large bowl, combine; lean ground beef, ground turkey, mild ground sausage, finely diced onion, finely chopped celery, seasoned bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, dried basil, garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, freshly ground pepper, two tablespoons of Kansas City Style BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce, evaporated milk, and two eggs lightly are beaten.
  3. Pulse the food processor a few times; before turning the food processor on low for a short time to combine all ingredients thoroughly. Do not over-process. If you do not have a food processor, you must combine all ingredients thoroughly.
  4. Work and shape the meat mixture into a large loaf and place it in a metal baking dish.
  5. Glaze the top of Best BBQ’d Meatloaf with Kansas City Style  BBQ sauce
  6. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about  1 hour and 10 minutes or till done.
  7. Remove from the oven, cool for about 7 minutes, and slice to serve.
 

 

 

 

 

Best BBQ'd Meatloaf

Best BBQ’d Meatloaf

Heidy McCallum
The Best BBQ’d Meatloaf has a delicious hint of smokey Kansas City Style BBQ sauce, lean ground beef, ground turkey, mild ground sausage, celery, onions, and Parmesan cheese combined with dried herbs and spices.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cool 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 People
Calories 329 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound Lean ground beef
  • ½ pound Ground Turkey
  • ½ pound Ground Sausage or Pork
  • 1 cup Seasoned Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 1 rib Celery diced
  • teaspoons Dried Basil
  • ½ teaspoon Dried Garlic or to own taste
  • ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
  • Kosher Salt to own taste
  • Course Black Pepper to own taste
  • 2 tablespoons Kansas City-Style BBQ Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup Evaporated Milk
  • 2 large Eggs lightly beaten
Glaze
  • ½ cup Kansas City- Style BBQ Sauce to glaze top

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • In an extra-large heavy-duty food processor or large bowl combine; lean ground beef, ground turkey, ground mild sausage, finely diced onion, finely diced celery, seasoned bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, dried basil, garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, freshly ground pepper, 2 tablespoons of Kansas City Style BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce, evaporated milk, and 2 eggs lightly beaten.
  • Pulse the food processor a few times; before turning the food processor on low for a very short time to combine all ingredients thoroughly. Do not over process. If you do not have a food processor you will need to combine all ingredients by hand thoroughly.
  • Work and shape the mixture of meat into a large loaf, place in metal baking dish. Glaze the top of Best BBQ’d Meatloaf with Kansas City Style BBQ sauce. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about  1 hour and 10 minutes or until done.
  • Remove from oven and place on heat resistant area for 7 to 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition

Calories: 329kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 28gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 721mgPotassium: 536mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 220IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 3mg
Keyword BBQ Meatloaf, Beef, Meatloaf
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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I would love to try this meatloaf! It’s very interesting. Do you also have a suggestion for a Vegan Version of this? Asking for a friend.

  2. 5 stars
    You sure went all out to make this recipe an original and the best! Thanks for your work and it looks delicious!

    1. Thank you, Ginny, I appreciate you dropping by to share your thoughts. I hope you come back and let me know if you make the recipe. Have a great day!

  3. 5 stars
    Like the sound of the mix of meats in this and bet the BBQ sauce adds a great flavor.

    1. 5 stars
      OMG, this is the BOMB recipe for meatloaf!! I am such a huge Kansas city BBQ sauce fan, so this totally is my thing!! I hate plain old meatloaf but love meatloaf with pizazz .
      Thanks for dropping by
      <3
      Heidy

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