The Ultimate Meatloaf

I am not going to beat around the bush on this one, but this meatloaf is the best, seriously. Growing up, I was never one for the meatloaf. I mean, what is the meatloaf anyway but a breadpan full of meat with ketchup slathered on top, a mix of vegetables, and breadcrumbs, right? Having grown, I have learned to love the meatloaf, in particular, the one I am going to discuss below. If you are truly looking for comfort, then come on in.

Blackberry Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Nearly 1/2 pound each of ground beef, ground pork, ground veal
  • 1/2 cup of diced yellow onion
  • 1/2 tsp of dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of black pepper
  • 3 cloves of fresh garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 3 pieces of white bread, crust removed, torn into small pieces
  • Your favorite barbecue sauce

Cook time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Meatloaf with Barbecue SauceFirst preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine all of your ingredients, with the exception of the bbq sauce. Get in there, get dirty and greasy from the meat. Once combined, add to your bread/loaf pan which is typically 5×9. Shape into the pan, then add your sauce to the top, roughly a half cup. I used a honey chipotle sauce. Place in the oven for nearly one hour and 25 minutes.

Once cooked, remove from the oven and let it cool for roughly five minutes. In the meantime, warm up more of the bbq sauce. Remove the loaf to a serving dish, and drizzle the sauce on the top. Serve with your favorite sides. I served mine with mashed potatoes. Trust me, this one is really delicious.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

3 thoughts on “The Ultimate Meatloaf

  1. Your meatloaf would reach the heights of perfection, if you added either sauteed poblano or sauteed green or red pepper, as well as a bit of sauteed garlic…Also, a bit of sauce, like chili sauce, add to the mix is a flavor plus idea…My meatloaf creates more enthusiasm then if I were to serve a prime rib, so I know that I must be doing something right! Okay,Okay…I’m feeling generous…I’ll give it all away…The addition of small cubed sharp cheddar puts it over the moon….

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