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February 23, 2014 | Beef

Balsamic Barbecue Meatloaf

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Balsamic Barbecue Meatloaf - A moist, delicious meatloaf recipe that will have your spouse praising your savory kitchen skills! Freezer instructions included. @ huddlenet.comFinally this crazy week is done. I’ve been working overtime helping my daughter’s band. I’m not going to lie though, I totally love helping out! I thought I had finished producing the video submission for the Macy’s Day Parade but I had to add more to it. On Wednesday our Butter Braid fundraiser came in and I helped distribute that (no easy feat with 160+ kids!). THEN I had to catch up on my chores! OH BOY! Ok, I’ll stop complaining.

Somehow I managed to cook a few terrific dinners in the last week. When I married my husband he told me how much how he loved his Granny’s meatloaf. I took that as a challenge. I never try to duplicate her recipes because she doesn’t use recipes. They’re similar to a few of my recipes – a little of this, a bit of that and poof!

Growing up I was not a meatloaf fan. Mom’s meatloaf consisted of hamburger, bread, salt & pepper. Yup, that’s it. Gross, huh? After mashing a few recipes together, this has become my favorite recipe for meatloaf. It is oh so good & oh so easy to make.

If you are out of balsamic vinegar or not a fan, you can try cider vinegar. If you’re feeling lazy or short on time, you can use a bottle barbecue sauce like Sweet Baby Ray’sbut it’s not the same.

Balsamic Barbecue Meatloaf

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 8 Servings

Serving Size: 3 oz.

Allergies: Egg

Balsamic Barbecue Meatloaf

A moist, delicious meatloaf recipe that will have your spouse praising your savory kitchen skills! Double the recipe and freeze one for another day!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Lean Ground Beef
  • 3/4 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Package Dry Onion Soup
  • 1 Large Egg, lightly beaten
  • Sauce:
  • 2 Tablespoons Ketchup
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 3-4 Drops Liquid Smoke

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl add beef, bread crumbs, and Italian seasoning. Mix together. Add milk, ketchup, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, and dry onion soup. Add egg to mixture. Combine well with hands, do not overwork.
  2. Form meatloaf into a loaf form in a roasting pan. Set meatloaf aside. In a small bowl combine 2 tablespoons ketchup, 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar and 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar; Mix well. Apply sauce evenly to the top of meatloaf.
  3. Cover pan with aluminum and bake for 35-40 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to rest 10 minutes.
  4. Freezer Instructions:
  5. Wrap formed loaf with plastic wrap. Do not add sauce. Label.
  6. Remove from freezer and unwrap 2 1/2 hours before cooking. Mix and add sauce after 1 hour of cooking. Preheat oven to 350°, cooking for 2-1/2 hours. Add glaze when the edges are lightly browned and cook for 15 minutes. OR
  7. Shorten cooking time by thawing completely, mix and add sauce, follow original cooking instructions.
http://www.huddlenet.com/cooking-with-stacy/recipes/beef/balsamic-barbecue-meatloaf/

Balsamic Barbecue Meatloaf - A moist, delicious meatloaf recipe that will have your spouse praising your savory kitchen skills! Freezer instructions included. @ huddlenet.com


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~Cheers,
Stacy

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Comments

  1. Cheryl says: April 2, 2014

    Sure sounds good. Sounds like your mom was the same kind of cook my mom was. I love her, but I don’t think she ever learned to use herbs and spices! LOL.
    Thanks so much for stopping by The Yuck Stops Here and sharing your YUMMY talents! I hope you enjoyed linking up and will stop by every Monday at 8pm EST! HUGS

  2. Miz Helen says: April 27, 2014

    Hi Stacy,
    We just love meatloaf and this looks like a recipe that we would just love. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Stacy says: April 28, 2014

      Hope you’re having a terrific week Miz Helen! I’ve got meatloaf on the menu this week and I’m looking forward to it! ~Stacy

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