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.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.
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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.com


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~Cheers,
Stacy

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Stacy

Stacy is the mother of 3, step-mom of 3 and grandparent of 3. She retired as a project manager for a environmental laboratory. In her spare time she volunteers with her daughter's high school band. She has been developing websites for over 15 years, both for herself and others. Cooking, sewing, reading and history are just a few of her passions. Reading about history is a double passion!

3 Comments:

  1. 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. 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

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