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Best BBQ’d Meatloaf

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 to 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 any one of these 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.

 

 

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 to make the perfect economical meatloaf dinner.It 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 it is a cousin to the Dutch meatball. The American-style of meatloaf we are all familiar with has origins in Scrapple, a mixture of ground pork and cornmeal served by German-Americans in Pennsylvania since Colonial times.

 

 

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 to make the perfect economical meatloaf dinner.Did 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 an inexpensive type of meat and other ingredients 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 ground turkey
  • 1/2 of a pound ground mild sausage
  • One medium onion finely diced
  • One stalk of celery finely diced
  • One cup of seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 of a cup 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 evaporated milk
  • Two eggs lightly beaten

 

 

 

Directions

  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 will need to combine all ingredients by hand thoroughly.
  4. Work and shape the mixture of meat into a large loaf, place 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, let cool for about 7 minutes, and slice to serve.
 

 

 

 

 

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 to make the perfect economical meatloaf dinner.
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5 from 8 votes

Best BBQ’d Meatloaf

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

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Cool10 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ Meatloaf, Beef, Meatloaf
Servings: 8 People
Calories: 223kcal
Author: hmccallum

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: 223kcal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Cookilicious
    June 25, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    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.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 4, 2020 at 7:49 am

      Thank you! I hope you had a chance to make it and enjoyed the recipe~ Heidy

  • Reply
    Ginny
    June 25, 2019 at 2:09 pm

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

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      June 26, 2019 at 8:18 am

      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!

  • Reply
    Annissa
    June 25, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Sounds like a very tasty meatloaf! The flavor combo is just bomb!

  • Reply
    Renée | The Good Hearted Woman
    June 25, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Meatloaf is, I must admit, a guilty pleasure of mine, but I hardly ever make it. This recipe looks amazing though – I may have to break down and make one.

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    Caroline's Cooking (@carolinescookng)
    June 25, 2019 at 12:41 pm

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

  • Reply
    KC Kahn the Kitchen Chopper
    October 27, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    I haven’t made meatloaf in ages. Thanks for the reminder and this fantastic recipe!:)

  • Reply
    The Hungry Mum
    October 27, 2015 at 10:27 am

    my family would love this! I don’t often think to make meatloaf – don’t know why as I know this would be a hit!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      October 27, 2015 at 10:42 am

      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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