Meatloaf itself seems to be something people either really like or they hate. I think those people just haven’t tried a good enough recipe though.
This “manly” meatloaf is packed with flavor due to the spices and barbecue sauce. If you don’t already have breadcrumbs you’ll need to dry out 2 to 4 slices of bread a day or so beforehand. Then just toss the dried slices into your blender and mix until they’re broken into crumbs.
You can use any type of barbecue sauce you want, but I’d recommend not choosing one that’s on the sweet side. Something a bit tangy would be more ideal but then again, everyone has different tastes so experiment. Adding some green pepper or bits of cooked bacon would be a nice addition to the recipe if you’re into that sort of thing. If you’d like a more classic approach, use ketchup instead of barbecue sauce.
It’s important to remember to drain the fat halfway through the cooking process. Be careful not to tip the pan too far though, you don’t want the meatloaf flying into the sink. That’s also the time you’ll top it with extra barbecue sauce.
I sometimes enjoy eating the meatloaf slices in between hamburger buns, it makes a great burger hybrid. Doing that also disguises the fact that you’re serving meatloaf to your family. Be aware that you can scale the recipe up for more servings or people.
- 1lb of ground beef
- 1 eggs
- ½ chopped onion
- ½ cup of dried breadcrumbs
- 2 tbsp of barbecue sauce
- ¼ tsp of basil
- ¼ tsp of red pepper flakes
- 1 jalapeno pepper
- 1 tsp of Worcestershire sauce
- Sauce topping: ½ cup of your favorite barbecue sauce
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Add the eggs into your blender jar and pulse until smooth.
- Add the rest of your ingredients and pulse about 10-20 times or until completely mixed.
- Pour the mixture into your 9 x 5" meatloaf pan and bake for about 45-60 minutes.
- Carefully drain the excess liquid from the meatloaf.
- Pour extra barbecue sauce on top of the meatloaf and bake for another 45-60 minutes.