BBQ Meatloaf

BBQ Meatloaf

Here is a meatloaf recipe that is guaranteed to come out perfectly juicy, NOT dry, hard, chewy or tasteless. True comfort food is like a warm snuggly blanket, and meatloaf should be that, not just because of how comforting it is, but because you’ll probably want to take a nap after this one.

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BBQ Meatloaf

BKC Mike
Here is a meatloaf recipe that is guaranteed to come out perfectly juicy, NOT dry, hard, chewy or tasteless, but moist and comforting.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Course Savoury
Servings 16



  • 2 knorr gelatine stock
  • 25 ml water
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 courgette / zuchini
  • 145 g breadcrumbs
  • 170 ml buttermilk
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 celery rib
  • ½ onion
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 135 g tomato puree
  • 30 g chopped parsley
  • 15 g chopped basil
  • 2 medium eggs
  • tsp worcestershire sauce
  • tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 500 g ground beef mince
  • 500 g lamb mince


  • 120 g smokey BBQ sauce
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 45 g brown sugar
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  • Line a baking tray with kitchen foil and grease.
  • In a small bowl mix together the gelatin stock and water, then place in fridge.
  • Finely grate the carrot, celery and finely chop the onion. Then, in a frying pan, heat the vegetable oil over a medium heat, and sauté the vegetables for 4 minutes.
  • Once the vegetables are soft, add the stock to the pan and cook until the stock has reduced by around 50%. the add in the garlic paste and cook for 1 minute more, remove from the heat and leave to cool completely.
  • In a large bowl mix together the eggs, buttermilk and breadcrumbs, worcestershire sauce, and tomato paste. Then, fold in the chopped basil and parsley.
  • Next, add the vegetable mix to the breadcrumbs mix and combine.
  • Now add in the minced beef, minced lamb, salt and pepper, and gently fold the ingredients together, using your hands, until it becomes a kind of smooth in texture.
  • Using a potato peeler, slice the courgette lengthways, and use the slices to line a bread tin from side to side (they should hang over the edge of the pan).
  • Press the meatloaf mixture into the prepared loaf pan and fold the excess courgette over the top. Flip the meatloaf out onto the baking sheet prepared earlier.
  • In a small bowl prepare the glaze, by combining the BBQ sauce, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper (to season) and whisk to combine.
  • Bake the meatloaf for 15 minutes, then brush it with about half of the glaze.
  • Bake for an additional 15 minutes, and then brush the remaining glaze over the meatloaf and place it back in the oven. Continue cooking for about 20-25 minutes.
  • Finally, place your meatloaf under a hot grill to broil for 2 minutes. Then, remove form the heat and allow to cool on a rack for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
Keyword BBQ, beef, lamb, meatloaf, mince, savoury

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