Sunday, November 20, 2011

Craving Comfort Food? Meatloaf with Barbecue Glaze

Yesterday was one those very enjoyable days.  We spent time running errands at leisure, and playing in the dirt.  Our garden is rocking and we are excited.  I have eaten more fresh vegetables in the last week, than probably in three months.  Its proof that if you buy or grow fresh vegetables, you are going to eat more healthy.

By the evening, we were craving comfort and what better dish to prepare than a classic American comfort food-Meatloaf.  It can feed a crowd or just the two of you.   Last night it fed the two of us with plenty left over for next week's meatloaf sandwiches.

This meatloaf can be made ahead, shaped, wrapped in foil, and frozen for up to a month.  When ready, just thaw it out and bake as directed.


Meatloaf with Barbecue Glaze
Makes 2 mini loaves or 1 loaf pan
Recipe from Cuisine at Home

For the Meatloaf, Whisk:
2 Tbsp. milk
1 egg
1/3 cup crushed purchase, seasoned croutons

Mince:
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic
2 Tbsp. each diced carrot and celery, and chopped fresh parsley

Combine:
5 oz. each ground chuck and ground pork (note * I used a total 1-1/2-lbs. and adjusted seasonings)
2 Tbsp. purchased barbecue sauce
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. each kosher salt and black pepper

For the Glaze, Whisk
2 Tbsp. purchased barbecue sauce
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. brown sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with foil; top with a wire rack.

For the meatloaf, whisk together milk and egg in a small bowl; add croutons and set aside.

Mince onion, garlic, carrot, celery, and 2 Tbsp. parsley in a food processor.

Combine crouton mixture, onion mixture, chuck, pork, 2 Tbsp. barbecue sauce, 1 Tbsp. Dijon, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.  Form mixture into two loaves; place on prepared rack and bake 15 minutes.

Enjoy!

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40 comments:

Marc van der Wouw said...

It's my favorite....meatloaf

Aarthi said...

delicious dear..U have made it perfectly..Love to make this..

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Catherine said...

Dear Velva, I am happy that you had a fun Saturday and have been enjoying the veggies from your garden. I love meatloaf!! It is a comfort food and just great for leftovers. Blessings, Catherine xo

Chris said...

One of my favorite main dishes ever and I don't make it often enough. Even better is leftover meatloaf sandwiches with cheddar, yum! (off to peak in Velva's fridge to see if there's any leftovers to steal)

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

I'm loving the bbq glaze on this. Your post has reminded me just how much I love meatloaf! And I agree with you 100% on the garden=healthier living, I love my garden. You're so lucky to live in an area where you can garden this time of year! Enjoy it!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I am so envious of your garden since mine has been put to bed for the winter. It sounds like a perfect day and perfect meal to end it. Love it!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Looks great! And even better as next week's sandwiches!

Southerncook said...

Isn't it wonderful that here in our area we are able to enjoy a Fall garden. I do not have a veggie garden but do enjoy growing Heirloom Tomatoes in large pots. They have been delicious. Your meatloaf looks scrumptious and a little different twist. Thanks for sharing.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

That Girl said...

The husband loves ketchup on his meatloaf, but I think barbeque is a much better way to go.

Big Dude said...

Looks delicious and I like to have it just ti-o get to the sandwiches.

Lea Ann said...

Isn't meatloaf just the best?!

merrilymarylee said...

As soon as we've de-turkeyed next week, I'm making this. I LOVE meatloaf sandwiches.

So glad you didn't use veal in it.

All Things Yummy said...

I've never made a meatloaf. Looks yummy.

Claudia said...

My husband will call you and thank-you. This is close to what he craves all winter long. I am making an Italian meatloaf tomorrow (he's not so sure) but will keep this handy for the next meatloaf night!

Sandi said...

Hi Velva,

that meatloaf looks wonderful and the next time I make meatloaf, I am going to try your recipe.

Farmchick said...

I do like this recipe. I make a glaze that is similar but without the mustard. I will try it.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your recipe looks so good! We love meatloaf and only cook it one way now...have you ever grilled your meatloaf? It brings out the flavor...oh my! ♥

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Meatloaf is one of my favorite comfort foods and the best part of course are the left-overs for sandwiches.
Sam

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Your recipe looks so delicious and mouthwatering. Awesome preparation dear.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Lovely recipe - a family favorite - LOVE the glaze :)
Mary x

Kitchen Belleicious said...

This meatloaf looks fantastic. I love getting new meatloaf ideas. I used to hate the stuff but over the years I have grown to love it- especially all the different things you can do with meatloaf. Your glaze sounds phenomenal.

tasteofbeirut said...

I love meatloaf but don't make it often for lack of habit! This one sounds wonderful and with the added bonus of being prepared ahead and frozen, what is not to like?

TKW said...

My Daddy-o would love this!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I luv meatloaf. Wish my hubby liked it.

Angie's Recipes said...

Comforting, hearty, and so delicious!

Mimi said...

Great comfort food.What do you have growing in your garden?
Mimi

Michael Toa said...

I love meatloaf. It's one of my many comfort foods. This looks insanely delicious!

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Looks amazing. Pat

Rhonda said...

I am certainly craving it now! yum!

teresa said...

oh wow, just delicious!!

Susan Fields said...

Barbecue glaze - that sounds so yummy!

backroadjournal said...

I love meatloaf and your barbecue recipe sounds great.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Very high on my to do list, thanks. Diane

Hungry Dog said...

Meatloaf has actually been on my mind recently so good timing with this recipe! Love the idea of the BBQ glaze, sounds like it could brighten up any old meatloaf.

Claudia said...

Just dropping back to wish you a lovely Thanksgiving. I am in prep-mode and may not visit till after the day. Hope your table is laden with flavor and gratitude.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I just love meatloaf, and I never knew you could freeze it. Congratulations on the prolific garden, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Katie@Cozydelicious said...

Oooh, this meatloaf looks amazing, Sticky, a but sweet, and so rich. I bet this makes for really awesome meatloaf sandwiches.

Deborah said...

Definitely comfort food! That glaze sounds so good!

Eliana said...

Am I allowed to say that this meatloaf looks sexy? Amazing - wish I had a big 'ol slice of it right now.

SuziCate said...

I love meatloaf, probably because my mother NEVER made it. However, my hubby and kids hate it with the exception of the Tyler Florence recipe (Dad's famous meatloaf with red pepper relish, but this one sounds like a winner...at least for me! Thank you!

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