Brown Sugar Bourbon BBQ Meatloaf

This is by far my favorite recipe for meatloaf. I love meatloaf with ketchup, but what about BBQ Sauce? One word. Amazing! It’s a go to for Meatloaf Night. Cheap, quick and its a great way to hide the veggies that picky kids or *cough* younger brothers *cough* refuse to eat. When you have time, homemade BBQ sauce is next level, but bottled works in a pinch.

3 lbs lean Ground Beef

3 large Eggs; whisked

1 cup French Fried Onions

½ cup White Onion; chopped

2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

1 cup Zucchini; chopped

2 cups Brown Sugar Bourbon BBQ Sauce; divided

2 Garlic Cloves; finely minced

Salt and Pepper to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In large bowl, combine everything but 1 cup of the BBQ sauce and hand mix until just incorporated. Be sure not over-mix or the meat will become tough and dry. Press the beef mixture into a loaf pan and add ½ cup BBQ sauce over top, then cover with foil. NOTE: If you place it in the fridge for an hour or overnight it allows the flavors to marry and amplifies the flavors.
  3. Spread ½ cup of the BBQ sauce over the meat and cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to check its internal temperature; it should be around 130°F.
  4. Remove the meatloaf from the oven, remove the foil and drain the excess fat. Top with the remaining BBQ sauce and cook until the internal temperature reaches 135°F; about 8-10 minutes.
  5. Serve with Mashed Potatoes, gravy, and your preferred greens!
  6. Enjoy!

Looking for a side dish? Try one of these recipes!

Published by ashsinthekitchen

Home cook, gardener and lover of life!

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