Honey BBQ Meatloaf is a tender and flavorful meatloaf made with ground beef and ground pork with a sweet honey barbecue glaze on top.
HONEY BBQ MEATLOAF
The combination of ground beef and ground pork really help this meatloaf be the juiciest and tasty meatloaf you can make. It is delicious on its own, but with the added homemade honey bbq sauce, it makes this comfort food even better!
Again, the blending of 2 pounds of ground beef with a pound of ground pork really steps up a standard meatloaf recipe. The remaining ingredients are pretty common in meatloaf, but important.
Eggs: Eggs help bind the meat together, as well as add flavor and moisture.
Breadcrumbs: Breadcrumbs are important for the texture of meatloaf. Not only do they also help bind the loaf together (like eggs), but they also soak up juices from the meat. This gives you a moist meatloaf. Look for fresh breadcrumbs (found in the bakery department).
HOW TO MAKE HONEY BBQ MEATLOAF
It’s really not hard to get the Honey BBQ Meatloaf made and put it in the oven.
- First, to make the meatloaf, combine the ground beef, ground pork, beaten eggs, cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine the milk, breadcrumbs, garlic, and onion.
- Add the milk mixture to the ground beef and pork mixture. Don’t overmix all the ingredients.
- Add the mixture to a large loaf pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. (I used a 6 1/2-inch by 10-inch pan.) Press the meat tightly in the loaf pan.
- In a medium bowl, prepare the sauce by combining the barbecue sauce, honey, and grape jelly.
- Spread half the sauce over the top of the meatloaf. Bake it for about 40 minutes at 350°F.
- After 40 minutes, spread the remaining sauce over the top of the meatloaf. Bake for another 20-30 minutes. The meatloaf is done when an internal temperature reads 160°F.
- Remove the loaf from the oven and let it rest for about 5 minutes before cutting and serving.
- Serve with a side of Skins on Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Parmesan Green Beans.
- Leftover cooked meatloaf will last 1-2 days, sealed in an airtight container, in the refrigerator. Be sure to let it cool completely before storing it in the fridge.
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 pound ground pork
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, chopped
- 2 teaspoons salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup fine dry breadcrumbs
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ cup onion, finely chopped
- 1 cup barbecue sauce
- ⅓ cup honey
- ⅓ cup grape jelly
Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Spray a large loaf pan (6½ x 10-inch) with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, beaten eggs, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix together until just combined.
In a medium bowl, combine the milk, breadcrumbs, garlic, and onion.
Add milk mixture to the meat mixture being careful not to overwork ingredients.
Add the meat mixture to the prepared loaf pan, pressing the meat in tightly.
In a separate bowl, combine barbecue sauce, honey, and grape jelly. Mix well.
Spread half of the bbq mixture over the top of the meatloaf.
Bake for 40 minutes.
Spread the rest of the sauce over the meatloaf.
Bake for 20 more minutes. The meatloaf is done when its internal temperature is 160°F.
Allow the dish cool for about 5 minutes before cutting and serving.