Old fashioned meatloaf

Meatloaf is one of my favorite meals to make during the holidays. It’s perfect for a casual dinner, but can also be served as a special meal for company. This meatloaf is covered in a bbq based sauce, so it has loads of flavor. Serve this with your favorite mashed potato recipe and the perfect dinner is ready!

Meatloaf Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup crushed ritz crackers
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Meatloaf Sauce ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • I teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix sauce ingredients together and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all meatloaf ingredients along with 1/4 cup of sauce mixture together until well combined.
  3. Shape meat mixture into a loaf and place on a cookie sheet. Pour half the sauce onto the meat mixture and spread out evenly.
  4. Bake at 375 for 40 minutes.
  5. Pour the remaining sauce over meatloaf and bake an additional 20-25 minutes. Let meatloaf rest 10 minutes before slicing.
  6. Enjoy!

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