Wednesday, June 30, 2010

BBQ Meatloaf

What's more basic and American than meatloaf? This one has an underlying smoky BBQ flavor and uses oats instead of bread crumbs so it is wheat free, it would be gluten free except that oats are often times processed on the same equipment as wheat so they are rarely gluten free.
I used lean ground beef so it wasn't greasy at all.
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef or ground chuck
3/4 cup oatmeal
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
3 tablespoons brown mustard (Guldens is the favorite here)
3/4 cup hickory BBQ sauce
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoons milk
For topping:
1 tablespoon  brown mustard
3 tablespoons BBQ sauce
Of course you will want some extra BBQ sauce to serve on the side for those who have to dip everything (Dave and Samuel;).
Into a large bowl, put all the ingredients except the topping sauce.
Mix well.
 Turn into a loaf pan.
Pour BBQ sauce and mustard on top.
Swirl around with the back of a spoon.
Cover with foil.
Bake at 425F. for about 45 minutes, uncovering for the last 15 minutes.
Since the oven will be on anyway, you could wash and prick some large potatoes and bake at the same time. Look for the glazed carrots also on this blog or serve with a crisp salad.
I found this on my camera as I was loading these photos, this is the newest addition to our cat collection. Thanks Gail!


  1. I love meatloaf, I love barbecue ... this sounds like a perfect food!

  2. My husband came in looking for leftovers the next day---sorry, the kids got here first.