Barbecue Meat Loaf

  • sunshower41 Posted: 07/04/09
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    This recipe has potential if you don't make my mistake. I used turkey instead of beef and it was way, way too dry. It was much more dry than a turkey burger or turkey meatballs! I cooked it to 165 with a probe thermometer and then let it rise to turkey eating temperature while resting. :) Even then, it was still much too dry. The texture might be nicer if you use beef. Don't buy expensive beef, though, because all you will taste is BBQ sauce!

  • dooley39 Posted: 07/17/09
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    I made my 11 year old make it (with supervision) and came out great

  • GeorgeNC Posted: 02/16/10
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    I made as is. Some what bland. Needs more kick, next time I will add roasted pablano and more spice. It was more like a sloppy joe loaf. Kids I am sure will love this just the way it is.

  • tpainko Posted: 11/04/10
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    SO GOOD. Followed the menu as well - had the cole slaw, but instead of bread rolls, we had red potatoes w/ seasoned salt - PERFECT COMBINATION.

  • heaven28rangers Posted: 05/18/10
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    This was delicious, even with ground chicken breast in place of the beef. I used low carb barbecue sauce and it was still scrumptious. Will make again.

  • Hillary1980 Posted: 08/10/11
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    This is my family's go to recipe for meat loaf. I sub lean ground turkey for the meat. I also use 1/4 c. oatmeal, 1/4 c. breadcrumbs. I also add green peppers or diced canned tomatoes for extra veggies. I use hot chili-powder as well. Use a thermometer when cooking to be sure not to overcook. Turns out great every time! My family loves this meat loaf.

  • Momcookshealthy Posted: 09/18/11
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    We love this meatloaf! It is a tangy change from our usual meatloaf. I made it with all beef and it turned out well. Very easy to make.

  • Hmp607 Posted: 10/22/11
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    I have never been a meatloaf eater because of the tomato sauce so I was interested when I saw this and had to try it! It was so easy to make and the flavor was awesome! I made it as written except that I sautéed the onions first and added about 1/3 cup cooked rice. I will be making this again often,thank for a new recipe I can add to my go to recipes list

  • ToddJCNYC Posted: 11/01/11
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    I used chipotle chili pepper and Jack Daniel's BBQ sauce. I also used the whole eggs, mostly out of laziness. Delicious!

  • foodieforpeace Posted: 03/31/12
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    Made this the first time 1/28/07. I always used 1# each of ground turkey breast and ground turkey, 3/4 cup breadcrumbs. Also add finely chopped carrots and other veggies in the fridge. Never bother to saute. And a couple dashes of cayenne. It is always moist. Freezes well. Serving it once again this evening, this time with garlic mashed potatoes and Italian green beans. Suffice it to say, this is one of our 4 meat loaf recipes.

  • mlomerritt Posted: 07/02/12
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    5 stars on taste and texture, 4 stars for the fact that I got more of a flat sheet than a loaf, even when using a loaf pan. I just cut it into squares rather than thin slices and it worked out fine. The mixture did seem a bit liquidy though, hence the lack of shaping. But as far as taste goes it was awesome! Maybe more breadcrumbs? Either way, great recipe. I subbed turkey for the beef, which I've never tried before. And you know what? I didn't notice a difference from full-fat ground beef!

  • GolfGal Posted: 11/14/12
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    I found this meat loaf to be very dry, and I used meat thermometer and cooked it to 160. Next time I will do the Cheesy Meat Loaf Mini's, so much more flavorful and moist compared to this recipe.

  • christineschott Posted: 08/25/13
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    One of our two go-to meatloaf recipes (the other is the Italian meatloaf from the same CL issue). Kids love this one because they love BBQ sauce. I am lazy and use 1 whole egg instead of 2 egg whites, so mine is a bit less light than the CL recipe, but tasty just the same!

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