Meatloaf with Barbecue Glaze

Meatloaf with Barbecue Glaze
I am trying to make soft foods for my daughter who just got braces and has a tender mouth. I decided to try this recipe for meatloaf I found in the October 2011 issue of Cuisine at Home. I adapted it a bit by only using beef instead of a beef/pork combination. The meatloaf was quite simple to make and made the entire house smell mouth watering good while it was baking. It turned out so moist and really flavorful. My husband and I loved this meatloaf and our kids did too. I served this dish with the Smashed Red Potatoes and they paired perfectly together.

Meatloaf with Barbecue Glaze:
Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of
Original recipe by Cuisine at Home – October 2011


Barbecue Glaze:

  • 3 tbsp barbecue sauce
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
Combine the barbecue sauce, Dijon mustard, and brown sugar together until mixed thoroughly. Set aside.



  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup of seasoned croutons, crushed
  • 1/2 cup of sweet yellow onion, minced finely
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp carrot, minced finely
  • 2 tbsp celery, minced finely
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 lb of lean ground beef
  • 2 tbsp barbecue sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Meatloaf with Barbecue Glaze

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then top with a wire rack.

Whisk together the milk and egg in a small bowl; add the crushed croutons and set aside.

Mince the onion, garlic, carrot, celery, and parsley together in a food processor. Combine the crouton mixture, onion mixture, and ground beef together with the barbecue sauce, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; mix gently with just your fingertips together in a large bowl. Form the mixture into two loaves; place on prepared rack and bake for 15 minutes.

Meatloaf with Barbecue Glaze

Brush the glaze on the loaves after cooking for 15 minutes then continue to cook for an additional 20 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees.

Meatloaf with Barbecue Glaze

Let the two loaves rest for 10 minutes prior to slicing and serving. Enjoy!!

Meatloaf with Barbecue Glaze


Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of


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  1. The meatloaf looks very moist,Pam!Very nice recipe to try!!XO

  2. What an extraordinary way to prepare the meat!!!

  3. The Blonde Duck says:

    You made this for my birthday!!!!!!!

  4. That looks very good!

  5. Oh my, such a beautiful meatloaf to go with those incredible potatoes. I am completely beside myself.

  6. I love this Pam. I love meat loaf and this sounds delicious! gloria

  7. The Country Cook says:

    Looks great! Oh gosh, just imagine the next day meatloaf sandwiches!

    Smile Bunches Today!!!

  8. What's Cookin' with Mary? says:

    Anyone who tells me they don't like meatloaf hasn't had one filled with veggies and spices like this one and like the ones I make here at home.

    For moisture, I like to grate an onion in place of milk. LOVE the extra flavor and moisture it gives.

    Just made meatloaf yesterday as a matter of fact. Working on a new recipe 😀

  9. Victor Radhose says:

    Me so so hungry 🙂
    Looks truly delicious.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I am not a meat loaf fan (not sure why), but this makes me want to give it a try! I tell you this all the time Pam, but your photos are stunning!

    I'm glad your daughter's teeth are feeling well enough to eat this! Ice cream gets really old after a while, doesn't it? 🙂

    Kim in MD

  11. Barbara Bakes says:

    I love meatloaf with BBQ sauce. Your mini loaves are a great idea to get dinner on the table much quicker. I'll have to remember that.

  12. Try using oats for the filler in meatloaf. It adds no flavor, but you feel better knowing there's extra nutrition in the meat loaf. And I'll have to try your BBQ/Dijon combo topping!

  13. Amish Stories says:

    I really love meatloaf, great comfort food and very classic American. Richard from the Amish settlement of Lebanon,pa

  14. I haven't made meatloaf in forever, this looks so good! I am going to have to make some soon!

  15. That is a great sounding meatloaf Pam. We haven't had one in awhile and I like the idea of two smaller ones so I can cook mine in the smoker (especially with the BBQ flavors) while Bev does her's in the oven.

  16. vanillasugarblog says:

    i'm back. back to blogging. i see i've missed a lot of goodies from you.
    have you had problems finding canned pumpkin? can't find it here 🙁
    you know what i love most about meatloaf? the leftovers, cold, make great sammies. Mmmm

  17. I so wish you were around when I had braces…this would have made dinner so much easier!

  18. Words Of Deliciousness says:

    I love meatloaf, this one sounds very tasty. I like the BBQ sauce with this meatloaf.

  19. Fran Amenábar Ch. says:

    This is very common at home, but never with the glaze. Such a nice idea!

    Greetings from Chile

  20. Good old fashioned comfort food at it's best!!! I can smell it from here!

  21. Les secrets d'Elise et Marek, deux cultures, deux cuisines. says:

    Hi Pam, just tried your recipe, it was delicious !!! Thanks for sharing it with us.


  22. Your meatloaf looks delicious! I haven't made a meatloaf in quite a while and yours is tempting me now. YUM!

  23. Food, Fun and Life in the Charente says:

    Love the sound of this. Hope your daughter's mouth managed to eat it OK. Take care Diane

  24. Pam – We loved this! I substituted turkey meat and bread crumbs for the croutons (I was out). It was so moist!

  25. Hi!
    I saw your recipe a few days back and I actually saved it so that I could try it out. Tonight was the night, and we were so pleasantly surprised! By boyfriend loved it, and so did I. Thank you for sharing a mouth-watering tasteful recipe! Will keep an eye on your site for more of these. 😉

  26. Dee wells says:

    we have tried lots of meatloaf recipes, but this is the best one ever. only change used Italian bread crumbs.
    really loved the cooking on a rack instead of a loaf pan. made with ground sirloin 90%. was very tender and flavorful, thanks for posting!

  27. Richard DeLong says:

    I always enjoyed this dish

  28. Richard DeLong says:

    One of my favorite dishes. The small loaves are great for taking to work for lunch.

  29. I’m a little confused! Your supposed to add the BBQ sauce mustard and Worcestershire sauce to the meatloaf mixture? So where are.the amounts for the glaze?

    1. Cathy,

      The barbecue glaze ingredients are at the top of the recipe right before the meatloaf ingredients. Also, the glaze goes on top of the meatloaf not inside.