Saturday, January 14, 2012

BBQ Meatloaf

The sauce is really a nice reddish color

My mom has always made the best meatloaf. I don't even bother changing the recipe; it's perfect the way it is. It also freezes great with no changes to the end result. Another bonus. 

So I'm gonna post the recipe twice. The first time is a normal family sized amount. The second is multiplied several times to freeze, directions will be posted with that recipe. 

Family size
1 lb ground meat (at least half should be beef)
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/4 c. plain bread crumbs
1 Tbsp parsley
1/4 c. water
1/4 onion, chopped fine
2 Tbsp prepared horseradish
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp. ground pepper

Mix everything together really well. 
When everything is mixed, 
shape the meat into 2 oblong loaves 
on a cookie sheet with sides. 
Top with the sauce mix. 
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. 

Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. 

Sauce Mix:
1/2 c. Del Monte Chili sauce
1/2 c. catsup
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. mustard
Dash Tabasco

Whisk everything together.


Huge batch to feed the freezer
7 1/2 lb. ground beef
3 1/2 lb ground turkey
11 eggs
2 3/4 c. plain bread crumbs
1/2 c. parsely
2 3/4 water
2 large onions, cut into quarters
10 oz. prepared horseradish
1/4 c. salt
1 1/2 tsp ground pepper

1 1/2 (24 oz.) bottles catsup
3 (12 oz) bottles Del Monte Chili Sauce
1/4 c. Worcestershire Sauce
1 1/2 Tbsp mustard
2 tsp. Tabasco

To make this easier on myself I used my blender. Add the water and  onions to the blender. Pulse until the onion is chopped. Add the horseradish, eggs, salt and pepper, and blend just until mixed. 

In a really large bowl add the beef, turkey, bread crumbs, and parsley. Mix a bit and then add the onions mix from the blender. Mix everything really well. 

For pans I used the oblong 2 1/4 lb pans that come in the three packs. I used 10 pans in all. 

Divide the meat mixture between the pans and spread flat, then top with the sauce. Add the metal/paper top that came with the pans to the top and seal the edges. Freeze until solid, remove and wrap the whole pan in plastic wrap and put back in the freezer. 

To use: I remove mine from the freezer the night before, remove the plastic wrap and let thaw in the fridge. When you want to cook the meatloaf remove the paper top and bake at 350 for 45 minutes. To cook from frozen bake for 1 1/2 - 2 hours, use a meat thermometer to check the inside for doneness. 

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